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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Could long hours be putting highly-regulated industries at risk?

Highly regulated industries like oil and gas and pharmaceuticals depend on processes being rigorously followed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and protect the health and safety of stakeholders. However, the abilities of organisations to follow the rules could be being undermined. New research suggests that long working hours are putting businesses at risk. According […]

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Longer working hours and the threat to whole person leadership

Research from Gallup has shown that the average American is working longer hours. Half of full-time staff work for more than 40 hours per week, with nearly 40 per cent working over 50 hours. The average working week is now 47 hours in the US, but one in six actually spend 60 or more hours […]

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Dealing with the ‘knowledge cliff’

The economy has started to recover in the past 12 months or so and while this has given businesses a renewed sense of confidence, there are still many challenges for companies to overcome. One of the most pressing issues that firms are facing at the moment is dealing with widening skills gaps and this is […]

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