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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It’s all about tech, but companies must remember humans make it work

The growing use of technology in Human Resources (HR) is one of those developments that many organisations might have overlooked in years gone by, but no longer. It was recently my pleasure to attend the disruptHR space during HRTechWorld Paris in the company of James Anderson of employee feedback platform Peachy Mondays, and the event […]

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Manufacturing and the major issues faced by the industry in a VUCA world

The business world has changed dramatically in recent years, with many industries now having to contend with instability in the global financial climate and a series of other issues that mean they can no longer be complacent about future prosperity and performance. And, these conditions are unlikely to get any more stable

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Scientist to manager: What’s the big deal?

It’s one of those tricky issues that organisations across the pharmaceutical sector face frequently: how do we bridge the gap in skills that are needed for top scientists to become effective managers?

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Switch on and mix up blended learning

A different way of looking at how to design a blended learning program is to think about how to make the best smoothie. Read my article on TrainingIndustry.com to learn different ways to design a blended learning program that everyone will want to consume.

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Can immersion techniques get the best out of your leaders?

The nature of leadership has changed. “The hierarchical, command and control structures of the past are gone,” Carol Stevenson, widely respected CEO and former dean of the Ivey Business School, explained in the Ivey Business Journal. “The days of simply telling someone to do something are gone.”

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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 in Scotland – Meeting the challenges faced as a small business within a global corporation

Since 2009, Primeast has been facilitating opportunities for business leaders and people management professionals in the UK to engage in the increasingly important and evolving subject of talent management

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Breaking out of the stereotype as a female leader

It’s arguably human nature to want to define people; we feel safer when we’ve figured someone out and put them in a box. However, by constructing walls in which to house others, assigning labels and creating barriers, we limit the possibilities. In the workplace the damage done by pigeonholing different factions – including women – […]

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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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