Category Archives: Training News

Using Coaching to Develop People

There are many ways to develop people: from classroom based group training and self-study using e-learning, to one-to-one coaching sessions. All have their place and help to create a truly blended approach to learning. However, with the focus on meeting individual needs, the use of one-to-one coaching is becoming an increasingly popular developmental tool in…
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Should You Invest in Training Your Older Employees?

Many of the government led training initiatives are focused on the skill development of younger employees. But with 9.4 million people in employment over the age of 50 in the UK, representing 30% of the total workforce, should we ignore our older employees when it comes to providing training and development opportunities? (more…)
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How Effective is On-Line Sales Training?

Time pressures have never been greater for sales people. With increased internal reporting required, longer journey times and customers who expect direct access via phone and email, it can be hard for sales people to balance all of the demands on their time, let alone make time for critical self-improvement. Perhaps this is why there…
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Does Training Really Contribute to Business Success?

In previous interviews we asked six highly successful and influential business leaders from a variety of businesses to share their thoughts and ideas on success, leadership and the challenges businesses face. Here we get their views on whether training really contributes to business success. (more…)
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Learning At Work Week 2017

Organised by the Campaign for Learning, Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign which aims to promote the importance and benefits of learning and development. Learning at Work Week 2017 takes place from 15th-21st May and the theme is "Curious & Creative". Spearhead Training fully supports Learning at Work through our range of…
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Updating the 70:20:10 learning mix

There are many ways in which we can learn to be a successful and effective manager. The 70:20:10 learning mix was first proposed by McCall, Lombardo and Eichinger who based their conclusions on studying high-performing managers. But maybe it’s time to re-think this model. (more…)
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Evaluating Training

At Spearhead we are passionate that every training course we deliver has an impact on your future success. Here we share a few of the models and methodologies that have shaped how training evaluation is carried out. (more…)
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Could A Robot Replace You?

In the recent ITV television science fiction series “Humans” robots were depicted as being virtually indistinguishable from human beings and some even developed emotions. But is science fiction becoming science fact? Will robots put your job at risk? (more…)
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The Accelerated Development Equation

With an ever aging workforce, organisations need a pipe line of talented individuals who can be fast-tracked into more senior management positions. But unless this process is well-managed there is a real danger of over-promotion and the problems this causes. (more…)
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After Event Reviews

The holy grail of any training is to ensure that the skills delegates develop are applied when they return to the workplace. Change is difficult and simply attending a one-day workshop may not result in delegates using the skills in their actual job. After Event Reviews (AERs) are a tool that can be used by…
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