People Development Strategy – A business led approach to training and developing people

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Do you have an effective people development strategy? Training (or People Development) is a strange thing. Many firms think they are training their people, many of their people do not think they get enough training. It’s a catch 22! “What’s worse than training your workers and losing them? Not training them and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar There are some common misunderstandings about training, and this blog is an attempt to share one set of thinking. By the way, ask 10 Learning and … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #294 #ff

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #294 - "Right now we're only hiring twins. One for the office and a backup copy for the cloud."

Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #294   "Right now we're only hiring twins. One for the office and a backup copy for the cloud."   … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #293 #ff

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #293

Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #293 Not Our Worse Employee "Just the same, it's nice to get an award."   … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #289

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #289

Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #289 "There's still a lot of backstabbing, but it's all done by computers now."   … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #288 #FF

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #288

Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #288 "I'd like to give you a raise and promotion, but that wouldn't be fair to others who don't stay late or work as hard as you."   … [Read more...]

Top Tips For Harnessing The Power Of LinkedIn To Get Your Next Role

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Let LinkedIn Find You a Job Ok so you have a profile but how do you go about Harnessing the power of LinkedIn? However, you need to help it before it can help you. If you took the time and effort to click a link that leads to this article, you're either: a) unemployed and looking for work, b) about to be unemployed and looking for work, or c) unhappy in your present job and looking for something better. There's also a strong possibility that you've read somewhere how the social … [Read more...]

July 7 Bombings 2005-One Ambulance Volunteers Reflections 10 Yrs On

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Not my usual blog - July 7 Bombings 2005 - 2015 a VERY personal reflection. Two weeks ago I received an email asking if I would be prepared to produce a case study in case the press wanted the views of a volunteer as the ten year anniversary for 7/7 (July 7 Bombings in London) approached. This caused me to reflect as to what I would, and would not share about that day.  It was tough on many, many levels. The agreed output from that discussion is published in full below. Then a few days … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #286 #ff

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Some office fun for a Friday afternoon Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #286 "What's the point of arguing if nobody keeps score and the winner doesn't get a trophy?"   … [Read more...]

Demystifying the Psychological Contract

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If I put five HR Professionals in a room and asked them to define the Psychological Contract and its value, why would I expect to return later to find at least four different opinions? What is the Psychological Contract? As so often in HR, we have before us a term which has been created, in all good faith, to describe observations of human behaviour in employment that we cannot quite quantify, but can see are significant. “Engagement”, “Motivation”, “Job satisfaction“ and even “Leadership” are … [Read more...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Common LinkedIn Profile-Building Questions

Common LinkedIn Profile-Building Questions

So you have a LinkedIn profile, and there are many common LinkedIn profile-building questions that this article seeks to address. Networking is the primary way to go about looking for a new job. Spread your net far enough, and you will eventually catch something. LinkedIn is the premiere job networking social media site. It enables users to form “connections” with people they know. 89% of recruiters have found a new hire via LinkedIn. Learning how to grow you network on LinkedIn will provide … [Read more...]