Kirstie Redford

About Kirstie Redford

Is knowing different learning styles worth the effort?

18 Sep 2007

Learning styles are like fashion trends – in one year, out the next. Some learning and development thought leaders think they matter,...

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Choosing the right teambuilding event for your team

18 Sep 2007

Organising teambuilding days is a training department staple. And when you’re done with assault courses and go-karting, what’s the latest...

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Training with oomph

17 Sep 2007

The prospect of training can fill employees with dread, but there are plenty of fresh learning ideas available to enthuse...

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Learning styles: do they matter?

6 Sep 2007

Some training gurus say that delegate learning styles should be taken into account when running courses. Why?

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Bad publicity – who said there’s no such thing?

30 Jul 2007

HR needs to take a leaf out of PR's book and help beat bad publicity

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Multinational company survey: putting an international HR structure in place

23 Jul 2007

What claims to be the largest survey of employment practice of multinational companies in the UK recently underlined the importance...

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Businesses still fail to take age discrimination seriously

17 Jul 2007

Age discrimination laws were introduced last October amid huge publicity and a raft of guidance to help employers understand and embrace...

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Psychometric profiling and training grows online

17 Jul 2007

Psychometric tests have been around for decades, but it is largely in the past few years that employers have used...

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How to measure the impact of soft skills training

17 Jul 2007

It’s one of the toughest challenges facing learning and development managers – measuring the value of soft skills training.Measuring the...

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Disability awareness training – the big picture

17 Jul 2007

There’s rather more to disability awareness training than raising issues around physical impairment – and learning and development professionals need to...

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Single Equality Bill: A bit of a tidy up

11 Jul 2007

Kirstie Redford sounds out leading employment lawyers to find out what they think of the government’s Green Paper on equality.The...

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Keeping your best people is a primary task for Human Resources

3 Jul 2007

A job for life may now be an outdated notion, but new research has revealed that more than half of...

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Introducing 360-degree appraisals requires HR to invest time and effort in training the right people to run it

26 Jun 2007

Introducing 360-degree appraisals is not just about choosing the right package - HR must invest time and effort in identifying and training the right people to run it, says Kirstie Redford.

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360-degree assessments and training

19 Jun 2007

Training 360-degree assessors is an absolute must if the assessment process is to be effective.The use of 360-degree assessments to...

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Measuring return on investment (RoI) in training could be pointless

19 Jun 2007

Measuring the return on investment of training is one of learning and development’s holy grails. The good news for unbelievers...

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