Tags: HR training

Need to stop workplace stress epidemic

During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week which runs May 4 – 10, cognitive neuroscientist and chartered psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw is urging the business community to help prevent a stress and anxiety epidemic in the workplace after figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). According to the HSE, in 2011/12, 428,000 people in…

Feedback: Friend or Foe? New course from Symposium

Symposium are to provide a new course that offers training on giving and receiving feedback entitled ‘Feedback: Friend or Foe?’. This one-day course is designed for managers, directors and staff who want to improve their skills in giving and receiving feedback. The course will help delegates look at their personal responses to feedback, build a more open…

Line managers not equipped to administer new family policies

The results of a survey conducted by HRreview and employee benefit and family policy specialists MyFamilyCare suggest that training line-managers to manage parents and carers is not being prioritized in the UK. In a survey of over one hundred UK employers, only a third (34 percent) offered managers access to written or online best practice…

Symposium announce new training partnership

Symposium have announced their latest training agreement this week. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have appointed the leading HR conference, training and consultancy provider to deliver their popular ‘Getting to grips with HR business partnering’ course in-house to their team of HRBP’s. The course will focus on developing an action plan to build credibility, maintaining effective relationships…

Two thirds of business managers don’t believe mental illness warrants time off work

Over two thirds (69 percent) of senior managers and business owners in the UK believe that suffering from stress, anxiety or depression is not a serious enough reason for employees to be off work, according to new research from AXA PPP healthcare released today. The research, which comprised of an online survey of 1,000 employees and…

Symposium to host training events at new venue in London

Symposium Events, the UK’s largest independent provider of conferences and training workshops on HR management and leadership, has announced that a large number of their London based training events will now be held in a new venue in Knightsbridge. The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel on Lowndes Street will host a range of Symposium’s popular one-day workshops, starting…