Tags: training

A new report has been published which aims to provide managers with information and guidance to enable them to reduce workplace stress. Jointly funded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Health and Safety Executive and Investors in People, the research is part of a three-year project looking at how management behaviours…

Workers must make themselves valuable to the organisation they work for in order to keep their job during the current economic downturn. This is the opinion of careers author and advisor Sarah Berry, who said that employees should take on opportunities for training and development to optimise their chances of remaining in their position. Speaking…

Managers in the UK have been encouraged to take control of their business by training. Set to coincide with National Learning at Work Day, which took place yesterday (May 22nd), the advice was issued by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). According to the council, a survey conducted last year revealed that 163,000 managers in…

A proposed new code of conduct regarding disciplinary and grievance procedures may see employment tribunals able to adjust compensation awards by up to 25 per cent, an expert has suggested. The new draft code aims to simplify and improve the employment dispute resolution procedure. According to John Taylor, chief executive of the Advisory, Conciliation and…

Small companies that are unsure of how to deal with risk management should seek advice and training, an expert has said. Commenting on the issue, Ian Fraser, marketing manager for the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), stated that such advice is available to firms from people like bank managers, insurance brokers, the chamber of commerce…

Bosses in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggle to measure the performance of remote staff. This is according to a study conducted by BT Business which suggests that 47 per cent of such managers have difficulties in assessing how productive home workers are. Additionally, it was found that 80 per cent of SME leaders have…

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has welcomed a government announcement that employer training has reached record levels. According to figures released by the Learning and Skills Council, the amount spent on training by organisations in the UK reached £38.6 billion last year, an increase of 16 per cent on 2005. "Annual investment of nearly…

Almost half of employers are considering or would consider signing up to the Employer Skills Pledge or Train to Gain initiative, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The statistics come in the week that Lord Leitch gave evidence to a Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills select committee on the CIPD…

Companies now have tools available to them to measure how engaged their workforce is, one firm has suggested. According to research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, once businesses have established how happy their workforce is, they can make improvements and boost performance. Entitled Managing People in a Changing World, the report examines how organisations can plot the…

The culture of long-hours working or so-called "presenteeism" in the UK does not necessarily result in increased productivity, according to new research. Figures produced by Right Corecare suggest that 40 per cent of employees stay in work longer than is necessary, with a quarter of those who stay late using the time to surf the…

Companies should support business education programmes, such as Young Enterprise, because they can help more young people develop important business skills from an early age, an expert has advised. According to Penny Perry, a spokesperson for Young Enterprise, each year British firms spend an average of between £600 and £700 per employee on providing such…

Although more than seven in ten (71 per cent) employers in the UK use coaching to enhance the skills of workers, many firms are struggling to utilise the technique effectively, it has been suggested. According to a Coaching in Organisations report compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Ashridge Centre…