Don’t Just Be an Order Taker: Effective Training Needs Assessments

As a learning designer, there are times when you are given an order for a training solution. It can, however, be dangerous to rush in and accept the order as the correct one before identifying the real causes and needs. Read my article on TrainingIndustry.com to learn how your data and analysis can still be […]

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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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Is it ever appropriate for a coach to ‘tell’?

The world of business can be a complicated place and therefore leaders will often turn to a coach to help formalise their thinking and find new insights into strategies and approaches to their work. It is a privileged position that the coach therefore holds, with the ability to potentially influence, help (or hinder) the future […]

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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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Talent Forum Yorkshire – Retaining professional high-calibre staff in fast-moving and demanding roles

How do you retain professional high-calibre staff in fast-moving and demanding roles? At our January 2015 Yorkshire Talent Forum, Tracy Foley of Walker Morris LLP described how professional high-calibre staff in fast-moving and demanding roles enter the world of work having studied long and hard to become qualified, and continue to work hard during their […]

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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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Exploring Talent Challenges – Developing talent without devaluing employee expectations

Since 2009, Primeast has been facilitating opportunities for business leaders and people management professionals up and down the country to engage in the increasingly important and evolving subject of talent management I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about what has been described as “the most powerful learning event ever”. I also wanted […]

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