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manage work related stress

How to manage work related stress

April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’, which has been promoted by the Stress Management Society since 1992. In that time, wellbeing movements have become more visible, and mental health awareness has increased. The discussion is moving in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go to improve our relationship with stress, and reduce […]

Solve skills shortages by developing in-house talent

An HR Magazine article is urging organisations to win the war on talent by developing the talent they already have. Talent management strategies must ensure that the right people are doing the right jobs in the right place if they are to ensure business success. The first stage in creating a talent management strategy is […]

Funding injection to improve UK engineering skills base

The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development reports that the government is to make available almost £49 million to address the shortfall of skilled engineers in the UK. Employers will be able to bid for some of the funding next year so long as it’s aimed at increasing skills within their current workforce and training […]

Gamification as a management tool

The development of technology such as the internet, smartphones and online gaming has significantly changed our lives. Now it seems that the generation who grew up with powerful consoles and sophisticated, multi-player, role-playing games is having an impact upon how businesses manage and develop their employees through gamification. If you think that’s a bit far-fetched, […]

How neuroscience helps with employee management

Neuroscience and management are not obvious bed-fellows. However, a recent CIPD article has examined how a better understanding of how our brains work could influence staff development strategies in the workplace of the future. Advances in brain scanning are revealing more to neuroscientists by the day and the CIPD has listed five key ways in […]

Workplace Learning in the 21st Century

The concept of continuous learning and development is being reshaped in light of social and technological changes, according to Jenny Dearborn, Vice President & Chief Learning Officer for SuccessFactors in a recent article for Forbes. Traditionally, employee development programmes have revolved around training courses and e-learning modules. However, as global organisations face greater challenges to […]