Category Archives: Training News

Train Your Managers – Engage Your Staff

Have your staff come back from their holiday with a smile on their face, or do they look like they would rather be anywhere else but at work? Immediately after a holiday is a great time to check out the level of employee engagement. This is especially important as some recent research by Investors in…
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Does Coaching Really Work?

Providing one-to-one coaching sessions for key employees is increasingly being used by organisations. Coaching is typically provided to an organisation's middle and senior managers, as well as to its sales people. The aim of the coaching sessions is to maximise the effectiveness of these key people so that their future efforts improve business performance. But…
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Supporting Learning Transfer

If one of your employees attends a training course do you want the business to get a return on your investment in that employee? Silly question - of course you do! So what can be done to ensure this happens? (more…)
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Effective Training Strategy & Design – Truth vs. Fiction

There are many “myths” which have grown up around good learning strategy and training design. It can be hard to know which of these are valid and which ones are simply not true. In this blog we look at the research into neuroscience to help identify truth from fiction. (more…)
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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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