Career development

Workers do not trust their managers

8 Dec 2004

Managers need to do more to earn the trust of their employees and to ensure they feel fairly treated, according...

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£111m fund boost will help disadvantaged people gain skills

25 Nov 2004

Work and pensions minister Chris Pond today announced an extra £111m of European Social Fund (ESF) money to help the...

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Heinz serves up basic skills courses for workers

22 Nov 2004

Food company Heinz has opened a learning centre at its Luton factory to improve employees’ basic skills in English, Maths...

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Volunteering is good for business

4 Nov 2004

New research has revealed the positive effects of getting staff involved in community volunteering.The results of a study into employee...

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Infection control training for all frontline NHS staff

4 Nov 2004

More than a million NHS staff will receive infection control training to help in the fight against the MRSA super...

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Hey, big spender…

1 Nov 2004

Nissan’s car factory in Sunderland boasts the highest productivity levels in Europe and one of the best training records in the UK. But training department head Steve Pallas says its success is frequently misunderstood. Guy Sheppard reports.

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CIPD says proposed diploma will benefit students and business

19 Oct 2004

Mike Tomlinson’s proposed reforms of the 14-19 education system have the potential to address skills shortages, to the benefit of...

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Promoting sales performance

1 Sep 2004

Paul Kay, 32, is customer sales training manager for the South Division of Moat House Hotels. Here he explains his role in supporting the business

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Turning appraisals around

1 Sep 2004

For 360-degree feedback to have real impact, it must be integrated into development plans. Margaret Kubicek looks at how to make this work

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Facing NHS problems head-on

10 Aug 2004

Andrew Foster, HR director at the NHS, talks to Mike Berry about managing vast numbers in the world's third largest workforce

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Footballers union and Learndirect team up in bid to tackle skills gap

10 Aug 2004

Aspiring footballers who don't make the big time are often left on the scrapheap with no qualifications, no work experience and few skills. But Learndirect and the Professional Footballers Association aim to change all that

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Appreciating values

1 Jul 2004

The first part of our series on Appreciative Inquiry set out the evolution of the approach. This month, Bruno Dalbiez and Caryn Vanstone look at how Nokia adopted it to revitalise corporate values

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Lessons in leadership

1 Jul 2004

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the American Society of Training and Development, we asked a member of its board of directors, Ed Betof, to share his views on becoming a learning organisation

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How to become an HR guru

29 Jun 2004

Is there a management book inside you? Are you about to hit the conference circuit to talk though your latest theories?

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Money well spent

11 May 2004

With an increase in spending on training, it is important for employers to ensure the investment offers a good return.

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