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News: Performance Management

CIPD: More line managers now entrusted with training

30 October 2008

More employees now have training implemented by their line managers and not human resources (HR) professionals in their organisations, according to a new series of surveys from the Chartered Institute of Person...


BBC show stokes interest in communication skills training

29 October 2008

Communication skills training is one of the best investments in staff development business leaders can make, according to BBC show The Apprentice.In a new survey of over 250 learning professionals carried out a...


Step up training efforts instead of cutting back, business leaders urge

23 October 2008

Business leaders in the UK have joined forces to issue an open letter urging bosses not to cut back on training during the economic downturn.Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose and BT chairman Sir Mike R...


Communication skills training 'critical' during credit crunch

21 October 2008

Communication skills training is needed in a large proportion of organisations where such skills' link to performance management and "employee engagement" is not fully appreciated, it has been suggest...


Avoid 'significant' business damage with training

21 October 2008

Training is an often overlooked area of human resources (HR) "risk" that, when neglected, can considerably harm an organisation, a new report by Ernst & Young LLP claims.According to the latest in...


Well-trained leaders 'adept' at communicating, negotiating and motivating staff

17 October 2008

Managers who have had effective leadership skills training will return "significantly better" results from their staff, it has been claimed.International performance consulting firm dta Worldwide says...


Coaching 'maximises motivation and engages employees'

17 October 2008

Coaching enables people managers to discuss credit-crunch difficulties in a "supportive and involving" atmosphere, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).Ahead of its...


Appraisal skills training: Maximising performance assessment

16 October 2008

Without adequate appraisal skills training, the process of performance assessment has the potential to be ineffective at best and "extremely damaging to employee morale" at worst, it has been claimed....


Management training 'essential' for dealing with workplace conflict

16 October 2008

Too few British business leaders are equipped with the skills to handle conflict in the workplace, a situation the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says warrants significant management tr...


Performance management initiatives 'cornerstone' of workplace development

16 October 2008

Whereas performance management was once considered a standalone employee appraisal process aimed at informing compensation and promotion decisions, it is now "the cornerstone" of modern talent managem...


Training 'top priority for travel-industry jobseekers'

14 October 2008

Over 90 per cent of jobseekers in the travel industry are keen to work with an employer who offers adequate training and development opportunities, it has emerged.A study conducted by the Association of British...


Public sector managers call for communication and influencing skills training

13 October 2008

Communication skills training would benefit a large proportion of managers and senior executives in the public sector, it has been suggested.The results of the latest Public Management Index, a collaboration be...


Weather economic storm with management training, say executives

13 October 2008

Improving management and leadership skills via training will see the majority of organisations weather the economic storm, according to a new poll of senior executives in the UK.A fifth of over 1,000 leaders qu...


Personal development and communication skills training: CBI re-emphasises graduate lack

09 October 2008

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has reaffirmed its belief that training in communication skills, self-management and similar "soft skills" is needed for a significant proportion of graduat...


Banks can survive crunch with training and strong leadership, says management expert

08 October 2008

It is "no coincidence" the banks that have thus far survived the credit crunch are known for investing in management training and ongoing staff development, it has been claimed.Lloyds TSB and HSBC are...


People management: Identifying motivation and attendance issues

08 October 2008

Training in people management provides leaders with the essential tools for differentiating individuals' particular strengths, weaknesses and motivational requirements, it has been suggested.Dudley Lusted, head...


Coaching 'aids relationship-building' and boosts communication

07 October 2008

Managers who invest in coaching to further the learning and development of their workforce can ultimately enhance employee communication skills, as well as re-focusing their business strategy.That is the latest...


Call centre excellence down to "strong" management and communication skills training

06 October 2008

Rigorous management training will maximise the performance of a call centre, the most recent winner of the European Call Centre of the Year title has affirmed.Speaking about Capita's September recognition at th...


Management training: Leaders must "clearly communicate" through crunch

01 October 2008

During a lull in the economy, business managers and chief executive officers (CEOs) recognise that an organisation is only as good as its leadership, it has been claimed.The key to sustainable high performance ...