employee training and development

Why Understanding the Employee Lifecycle is Essential for Business Growth

Like everything else, the employee lifecycle has a beginning and an end. But it’s what you do with the in-between that counts. When a company experiences a long-lasting surge in growth or some kind of major success, the natural thing for its competitors to do is to pore over the company’s business strategy; to closely […]

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It’s Not Just the Money: The True Cost of High Staff Turnover

The cost of a poor employee retention rate can be measured in hard currency, but the true cost goes far beyond that.   When it comes to staff retention, the statistics support a simple truth: the older your workforce, the longer they’re likely to remain at your company. A PayScale report on the retention rates […]

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Finding the Best Tool for Your Talent Development Program

If you really want to let your employees guide the growth of your company, then providing the right tools is essential. Imagine the following scenario: One of the most productive employees on your programming team finds several excellent articles on a novel Java-based technology. Your programmer then creates their own presentation highlighting the most valuable […]

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Employee Empowerment – The What, The Why and The How

Let’s begin by playing a quick word association game. When you read the following words, take note of the first thing to pop into your head. So let’s start: Business. Corporation. Executive. Management. Development. Production. If the first images that sprung to mind were pie charts, graphs, boardrooms, factory floors or machinery, suits, more graphs, […]

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25 of the Best Leadership Quotes of All Time

Machiavelli once wrote that when it comes to leadership, it is “better to be feared than loved”. No doubt many would disagree, but the difference of opinion only shows that leadership can be a complex issue. Do you serve the people you lead, or do they serve you? Do you lead by words or by […]

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The 7 Traits of a Highly Effective Organisational Culture

Today’s workforce stands apart from those of preceding generations, and it’s not just down to skinny jeans. There’s a discernible attitude that goes beyond popular trends and fads. Younger workers want to work for companies that will work for them. They want their jobs to be a part of their lifestyle rather than just a […]

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Job satisfaction

5 Things You Need to Have for Better Job Satisfaction

What is it that the modern-day employee wants most from their job? Whether you’re a HR manager or a CEO, if you’re in a position to influence company culture and haven’t yet asked yourself this question then you’ve forgotten the most important ingredient in your company’s recipe for success – employee job satisfaction. One of […]

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How Visual Learning Can Boost Talent Development

Why showing more is so important to knowing more. Understanding how the brain processes information is vitally important in helping you put together a training programme for your company talent. This means recognising one simple fact: that the human brain is, first and foremost, a powerful image processor. Your sensory cortex has evolved over millennia […]

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Driving Professional Development with GoConqr

Continuous professional development is a cornerstone of a growing workplace. It benefits employees by letting them add to their value by acquiring skills that improve their performance levels and offer greater career mobility. And since the business environment is characterised by change, professional development safeguards employees against the risk of being left behind with a […]

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The Importance of Teaching Values in Education

What’s the value of a value-based education? “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – CS Lewis Earlier this year we contacted a number of educators and technologists from around the world for their thoughts on the trends and challenges facing education and technology in […]

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