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Poll puts communication and IT at top of training list

30 May 2008

Communication and IT skills are top of the training list for British people, according to a new survey.TrainingZone reports that employees, senior managers and administrators were polled following this month's ...


Training and development essential, managers told

27 May 2008

Investing in training and development is essential for any business to become successful, it has been claimed.Sean Taggart, a businessman and member of the government's ministerial advisory panel for leadership...


Investing in staff training fosters 'strong employer brand'

23 May 2008

By investing in training and staff development, businesses can tap into the advantages of a diverse workforce, it has been suggested.The results of the latest Recruitment, Retention and Turnover Survey from the...


UK firms urged to 'show leadership' on staff training

22 May 2008

Companies in the UK must "show leadership" in the arena of staff training and corporate rewards, it has been claimed.Speaking at the annual dinner of the Confederation of British Industry this week, t...


New agency worker rules necessitate management training

21 May 2008

Managers in British businesses will soon need to revise their training on employee rights, after the government finally agreed changes to protections for temporary workers. Following protracted negotiations wit...


Management training boosts bottom line for NI firm

20 May 2008

One UK firm has described the considerable financial benefits of investing in management training for staff.According to representatives for Fintec, a Northern Ireland-based quarry equipment company, over £...


Government to plough millions into skills development

20 May 2008

Government officials have unveiled plans to inject millions into specialist training for the UK's workers.Skills secretary John Denham will tell employers next month about the £200 million development fund...


UK law firms face talent retention battle

19 May 2008

New research has found that more than a third of UK law firms do not have a formal talent management strategy in place.According to a survey by Deloitte, 90 per cent of law companies feel they have challenges f...


Training is a "two-way street"

15 May 2008

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has given a mixed reaction to the government's draft legislative programme concerning education and skills.Under new proposals, employees will have th...


HR good at training others, at a price

08 May 2008

Human resources (HR) professionals have been told that they are ignoring their own career development.The warning came from Peter Reilly, director of HR research and consultancy at the Institute for Employment ...


Companies fail to measure interim ROI

07 May 2008

A new survey has found that more than 80 per cent of interim managers believe their organisations fail to measure the return on investment (ROI) of using them.Research by consultancy firm Chiumento, also discov...


Workers worry about what the boss might think

07 May 2008

A new survey has revealed that two-thirds of workers in Britain go to work even when they are sick, for fear of what their bosses might think if they did not.Research by TNS revealed that 67 per cent of the 1,0...


Productivity highest on a Tuesday, lowest on a Friday

06 May 2008

A survey of bosses and employees has found that Tuesday is the day when workers are at their most productive while Friday afternoon is the day when they are least.Research conducted by employment law firm Penin...


Firms advised to build employee engagement during troubled times

06 May 2008

Businesses should use the current financial instability to engage with their employees and show them that they are valued, an expert has claimed.Speaking at the Employee Engagement Summit, Katie Roberts, engage...


Graduates want job training

02 May 2008

A survey has found that graduates consider formal training an appealing factor when searching for a job.Research by Accenture has revealed that 49 per cent of this year's graduates consider it to be an importan...


Bosses warned to maintain a happy workforce

02 May 2008

Employers are being warned to make sure their staff are happy after new research revealed that many use bank holidays as an opportunity to look for other jobs.A survey by Monster.co.uk found that nearly half of...


HR must generate learning culture

02 May 2008

Human resources (HR) professionals have been told to foster a "culture" of learning within their organisations.The message came from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) chair Judith Hackett, who also ca...


Research shows importance of financial skills for leaders

01 May 2008

The managing director of recruitment consultants Robert Half, has stated that those with strong financial skills and a solid finance career history are more likely to become chief executive officers (CEOs).Phil...