Category Archives: Training News

Personal Reviews – 9 Steps

Summer is the perfect time to carry out a mid-year personal progress review. This review is important for your own career progression and for your personal development. (more…)
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How To Learn Faster

In today’s fast paced business environment it is vital that we keep up to date and this often means that we have to learn new skills. Many people have good intentions when it comes to developing themselves, but then decide that learning how to do something new is simply too difficult or too time consuming…
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Open (Public) vs. Incompany Training – Which Is Best?

One of the questions our Customer Support team is often asked by clients is “I’ve a number of people to train – should I use your open courses or is it better for you to run an in-company course for us?” It’s a great question and the answer is “It depends…” (more…)
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Developing Business Skills in Young Recruits

Do you find yourself grumbling about the fact that the young people you recruit (whether a school leaver or a young graduate) are simply not prepared for the work place? If so, then you are not alone! In a recent survey by the British Chambers of Commerce 88% of businesses reported that school leavers were…
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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 2018

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 2018 takes place from 14th-20th May and the theme is "Networked for Learning". 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 successful and effective at work. 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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