I was challenged by Lesley. Challenge accepted. Donation given & done. @mndassoc #mndPlease donate to #als or mnd … [Read more...] about Mike Morrison does the #icebucketchallenge
When attending any conference there is always a lot that can be learnt. these things can be ourselves, our thoughts and reactions and of course the content and style of delivery of others. As a "seasoned" (old) professional I have been attending learning and development conferences for longer than I dare to remember. Of course the longer one has been in a profession, the harder it is to find the "new" ideas or nuggets. However this year I have learnt a couple of things, and these should be … [Read more...] about What Trainers can learn from world class professionals at #cipldshow
New years resolutions, many of us make them, but do we keep to them? Are they realistic? Recently i case across this cartoon on mashable, from DogHousediaries, and it reminded\ me that often we set New Year Resolutions based on "The Plan", and not on the considered reality According to Forbes 40% of us will make a New Years Resolution, and of that only 8% of people that make a resolution, keep it. Looking forwards, according to research by University of Scranton. Journal of … [Read more...] about New Year Resolutions, into 2014 and beyond
Welcome to Manchester in the UK. Today is the start of the CIPDs annual conference for HR & L&D professionals. As I have done in the past I will attempt to blog live from each session, highlighting some of the key points the presenters highlight. This will be live, so please expect spelling and typos. In the next few days I will return and correct. My goal is to share with you as the conference progresses Below this line will appear the content, if nothing is here please … [Read more...] about #cipd13 Annual Conference in Manchester
Some events are public, some are private. Sometimes we are lucky to be allowed to attend a private event and share. This is a blog on marketing excellence from a trade event somewhere in the South East of England for a group of elite professionals in the marketing space. For commercial reasons I cannot say where this marketing excellence event is happening, or who it is for, but I can share some of the great learning taking place. Marketing Excellence Speakers The lead speakers … [Read more...] about Marketing Excellence #TDAD13
Today I am attending an event run by The BILD in association with the UKTI. I will attempt to live blog from this event - as long as there is a good data connection ;) The event runs from 10:30 through to 15:30 GMT. Speakers include: Richard Parry - Head of Education Exports and Publishing - UKTI Joy Wilson - Spectrum Training Services Graham Snape - International Trade Advisor - UKTI Export for the Learning and Training Market Like any business, there is opportunity for business … [Read more...] about Learning to do business overseas – The BILD & UKTI #BILDevent
Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? It’s not often that something for free has intrinsic value, however here is an offer from the CIPD with a difference. The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals. This diversity calendar is being made available on their site for all – members and non-members alike. Diversity Calender 2013 from Diversiton This calendar is a practical and … [Read more...] about Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013
In the UK, the world’s largest chartered institute for Human resource professionals are in the middle of their annual conference and exhibition. In another blog I have been tweeting and blogging live some of the key points, but felt that this topic deserves a specific mention. New CEO of CIPD Just a few short months ago (July 2012), Peter Cheese took control of the reins of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) from Jackie Orme. Orme herself, led the institute … [Read more...] about All change for the CIPD – #cipd12
Having just been at the World of Learning Conference and blogged on behalf of TrainingZone's Watercooler I discovered that they were experimenting with Twitter as a 'soundbite' tool - so I have set up a Twitter account to see how this can add value to the worlds of training, OD and learning. So lets see what happens - please dont expect my Twitter to describe all my activities - they will all be around learning, development, change and management... also don't expect a post every day! … [Read more...] about Twitter
The Cost of Stress Did you know that in 2011, sickness absence due to stress cost organisations an average of £673 per employee per year? Indirect costs have been estimated as twice the amount of direct costs, so the total business cost per employee is nearer £2,000 per year. The 2011 CIPD/Simply Health Annual Absence Management Report shows Stress as the most common cause of long-term sickness absence for the first time. Workplace stress affects over 400,000 people a year, which can be … [Read more...] about The Cost of Stress
Top 20 UK HR Experts To Follow On Twitter 2012 In the world of HR it's hard to know who to follow on Twitter all the time especially as the market grows and changes, a lot of people ask themselves who can I seek out as a source? Here’s a guide to the top 20 UK HR tweeters whose information and opinions we think are valuable to SMEs and bigger companies too alike. @hrlawonline. Keeping up with employment legislation is a must for any small business and the people at Fox Williams LLP can help … [Read more...] about Top 20 UK HR Experts To Follow On Twitter 2012
One of the best kept secrets in the training world is the daily digest from Training Journal. Known as the TJ Daily Digest (once the UKHRD started by Fenman)this daily round-up of questions and answers of all things training is free again sign up here to receive it http://www.trainingjournal.com/ Great for in-house training specialists to seek the opinion of like-minded colleagues, and for freelance trainers to 'show they can' - but beware this is not an advertising medium - so great for … [Read more...] about Free discussion group for those involved in training
TPMA - Performance Monitoring & Assessment Service IITT BCS Introduction to TPMA In late 2008 the IITT and BCS announced the trainer standard - TPMA - Performance Monitoring & Assessment Service. This new qualification from the IITT & BCS aims to improve the quality of technical and IT training. Why introduce the TPMA? The IITT and BCS have for some time identifyed the need to raise the bar in IT training and the training of trainers. They (the IITT & BCS) believe … [Read more...] about TPMA Performance Monitoring Assessment Service
What is HOT in Human Resources? Whilst checking out some analysis software for a project I came across a way of finding out what is hot in and around HR in the UK in the last week. Great for looking at trends: Performance Management employment law HR Manager Business Partner HR Advisor blog … [Read more...] about What is HOT in Human Resources?
Google Chrome - Is it really faster? Ok, so when it comes to IT and office technology I am a bit of a luddite. I like my tech to work and be compatible with our customers software. This means at the moment we run windows, and have stuck with windows XP as it is on the whole reliable, and when vista and others came along, the drivers for some expensive hardware were not available. But as XP only supports older versions of IE we have moved to Firefox & chrome. But Chrome is getting … [Read more...] about Google Chrome – Is it really faster?