Press Coverage

Women in Project Management Committee speak to Thales L&D Ahead of Conference

Members of APM’s Women in Project Management SIG have spoken to Thales leading Learning and Develop to discuss why promoting women in project is so important.

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Expert Opinion: Team Building

Team building has become an accepted way of office life. H&E North asked our consultant Mark Eagle about the benefits of team building activities. You’ll find his expert opinion on page 11 in the May issue.

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Managing in Toxic Companies

There is no benefit to manager or employee if the manager openly criticising the business or complaining about their situation.

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Managing Stress in a Start-Up

Stress. For some, just the sight of the word can be enough to raise a heartbeat or bring on a sweat, but for entrepreneurs it’s as everyday an experience as waking up and noting that the earth still orbits the sun.

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Emotional Agility

An article by our L&D Consultant, Lucy Finney on Emotional Agility. This article is in the HR Director Magazine, issue 141, and you will need to be a subscriber to read it.

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Supporting the agents of change

Change is scary, at least for a lot of people it is. It creates uncertainty and a sense of unease, especially when it’s sudden or not handled correctly. Yet change is necessary for progress; without it we’d still be living in caves, and in business you risk becoming obsolete if you don’t change with the times.

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The history of learning and development: 1800-1945

Learning and development has changed greatly in recent decades, but the changes that have taken place recently are nothing compared to the drastic advancements that have occurred since the galvanising power of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century.

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Enabling engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now, more and more companies are investing time and money into finding out a) if their employees are engaged, b) why they are or not, and c) what they can do to improve it. 

It’s hardly surprising that engagement is getting so much attention with research showing that higher levels help contribute to increased productivity, lower levels of absenteeism, and better overall profitability for businesses.

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What does ‘employee engagement’ really mean?

The phrase ‘employee engagement’ has become something of a buzzword in recent years thanks to people placing an increasing amount of importance on it. But it is much more than just a buzzword. A highly engaged workforce is worth its weight in gold to any business persistent enough to achieve it, and confirms this: 94 percent of the world’s most admired companies believe their efforts to engage their employees have helped to create a competitive advantage.

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The key to engaging and retaining talent

Two things that organisations always want to know are: how to ensure employees are engaged, and how to retain talented people. But many employers seem to complicate these two issues needlessly. They are actually intrinsically linked – engaged individuals are generally much more likely to stay with the business than those who are not.

 

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