The Management Apprentice – a UK learning revolution 90% funded by HMRC!

An exciting opportunity for smart employers in the UK to engage in a people development revolution arrived earlier this year in the unlikely form of apprenticeships.  Well unlikely to those of us who regarded apprenticeships as a development route for young people who needed an alternative to academia. Think of the broad concept of an […]

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Leadership and the emerging future: Interview with Good Energy CEO, Juliet Davenport

Clive Wilson interviews Juliet Davenport of Good Energy at the company’s Chippenham headquarters, asking her about what inspires her in the work she does.

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Primeast’s Top 10 Tips for Getting Organised

If you want to get things done, you need to be organised. We’ve all been there, with deadlines looming and just too much to do. So, to keep on top of our priorities and to be productive, organisation is key. Here we offer our top tips on how to manage your time more effectively and […]

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Elevating purpose to a global level

This short article is for all organisations, large or small in any sector, even down to the growing number of self-employed people representing an increasing proportion of the modern work force. Two vital considerations about the nature of purpose In “Designing the Purposeful Organization – how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries“, I stress (at […]

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Apprenticeship Levy: Everything UK businesses need to know

Businesses across the UK are gearing up for the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, but what exactly is it? And why should your business take heed? These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in the following paragraphs

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We could all benefit from the power of generative listening

The benefit of listening is something that every leader worth their salt will appreciate and understand; however, while many will believe they are excellent listeners, the truth of the matter is that unless they are aware of generative listening, they could be missing the boat. What is generative listening and why is it so important? […]

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Complex industry and creativity: Do they mix?

As industry becomes increasingly complex, with sectors like technology, oil exploration and pharmaceuticals requiring rigour, knowledge and effective processes in order to develop and produce new products and services, there is an increasing need to ensure creativity does not get left behind

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Making the most of learning and development in a time-poor setting

One of the most common effects of the economic slowdown of recent years – and the resulting shift in focus for many organisations – has been the need to ‘do more with less’.  In a time-poor setting for many companies, does this mean that learning and development is falling by the wayside?

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Why business leaders should take an interest in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by Clive Wilson

In September 2015, world leaders met at the United Nations in New York to make the most significant commitment in the history of humanity. They formally adopted seventeen new sustainable development goals (SDGs) with stretching targets to tackle critical needs ranging from poverty, through climate change to world peace. 

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Offshore production: Why people need to be at the heart of efficiency strategies

As oil prices plunge to concerning lows, efficiency has taken on greater significance for the oil and gas industry. Organisations need to act fast to put an end to high production costs and tighten the market once again – something that will prove a challenge thanks to the large stockpile of oil currently being held […]

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Welcome Tina Breslin: Growing Primeast in North America

Primeast is pleased to welcome Tina Breslin to the team, who will be taking on the role of General Manager in Houston. Not only will she be bringing with her years of experience, but she will act as a bridge, helping us deliver a great service and grow our presence in the US. Having recently […]

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How to roll out a global learning and development programme

Taking a global approach to learning and development (L&D) programmes allows organisations to achieve consistency, reduce the number of contracts on their books, create more tailored learning solutions through stronger relationships with partners, and increase the consistency of communication. However, the scale and complexity of rolling out global L&D acts as a deterrent for many. […]

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