Work Place Learning Centre News Archive

15-Aug-2018

Coaching has become over complicated and needs to get back to the basics

Coaching has got over complicated and needs to get back to the basics if it is to deliver results. I am one of those trainers who likes to keep ahead of the game when it comes to new techniques and tools, so, when twenty years ago the opportunity to learn how to be a coach came up I...


14-Aug-2018

The power of story-telling in business

We look ahead to theLondon HR Summit and the seminar that William Montgomery will be presenting on the power of story-telling as a tool for achieving business change.   I recently had the pleasure of making a journey from Leeds Railway station. As is my habit I had arrived a little...


10-Aug-2018

Free guide to overcoming procrastination and getting things done

Somehow there is always a reason why you can’t get things done, or even get started this free guide will help you find focus and be more productive. When Olympic athletes are asked, how they have improved and achieved higher standards they often say that they found someone who was better...


06-Aug-2018

Time to de-clutter coaching

We look ahead to the London HR Summit where Paul Furey will discuss how over complicating coaching has reduced the results it can achieve. A few years ago, when I was leading the learning and development team for a hi-tech manufacturing company, I was faced with a dilemma. The...


02-Aug-2018

Free Guide to Managing Conflict

We offer a free guide to managing conflict at work with a view to getting a positive outcome. All too often selecting the right candidate for a professional or management role is not about which one is the most technically competent, it’s who will be the best fit with the existing...


24-Jul-2018

The Magic of Tiny Business

In, The Magic of Tiny Business Michael Millward finds that a company doesn’t have to be huge to successfully fulfil its purpose.   I remember when I first established my business I seemed to be surrounded by people who told me what a fantastic idea I had, and how I was bound to be a...


19-Jul-2018

A focused approach to business events delivers business benefits

How can executives maximise the return on investment for the time spent at exhibitions. Michael Millward investigates Summer has definitely arrived, there is even talk of hose-pipe bans in some parts of the country. Of course, that also means that every morning I receive an email from some...


18-Jul-2018

getAbstract of the week The Lost Art of Closing

One of the abiding memories that I have of being head of HR for the sales and marketing division of a global hi-tech company is a discussion with the vice president of sales (VP) about a long-standing sales person. We were reviewing the sales persons’ figures and performance ahead of their...


08-Jul-2018

getAbstract summary The Toyota Kata Practice Guide

This weeks' free getAbstract summary is The Toyota Kata Practice Guide by Mike Rother There is much to admire about the Japanese approach to manufacturing. My grandfather always used to say that the Japanese were very good at working out how British manufacturers made things and then...


02-Jul-2018

getAbstract summary of The Tyranny of Metrics

This weeks’ sample getAbstract book summary features The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z Muller. In, the Tyranny of Metrics, Muller provides a riposte to bean counters everywhere, and explains how to use statistics properly within the context that recognises the value of experience and...


25-Jun-2018

getAbstract of the week Emotional Habits

The first in our series of sample getAbstract book summaries features Emotional Habits the seven things that resilient people do. Peak performance coach Akash Karia discusses the seven major habits of “emotionally resilient” people and explains how to integrate those behaviors into your...


03-Apr-2018

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03-Apr-2018

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03-Apr-2018

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03-Apr-2018

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03-Apr-2018

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10-Jul-2017

CIPD Qualifications added to Work Place Learning Centre

Work Place Learning Centre has selected DPG as a partner for the delivery of a comprehensive range of CIPD qualifications for human resource management and learning and development professionals.   DPG is an accredited CIPD delivery centre.   WPLC founder and managing director...


06-Jun-2017

getAbstract available on WPLC

Work Place Learning Centre has added getAbstract to its ever-increasing on-line catalogue of learning resources.   getAbstract is a compact knowledge source that enables anyone with a job to do, to maximize how effectively they use their most limited resource, time; whilst simultaneously...


18-Sep-2016

ClueGo treasure hunt based team building

The hottest day of 2016, and at the London Eye I am all set for ClueGo, an experience that I have been promised is sure to be an action-packed ‘treasure hunt’ team building game.  Following our briefing, (health and safety etc) we were split into 2 teams, Each team gets a pre-loaded iPad...


14-Aug-2012

UK World Skills 2013 squad takes shape

The London 2012 Olympic Games have closed but as the Olympic Park prepares to welcome the Paralympic Games the United Kingdom squad for World Skills 2013 in Leipzig is also starting to take shape.   It is not so long ago that London hosted the WorldSkills festival of acheivement in work...


17-Apr-2012

Work Experience Campaign launched by European Commission

The European Commission has launched the "We Mean Business" campaign, which aims to encourage companies across Europe to create more trainee placements to boost young people's skills and employability. The campaign will provide 280,000 placements during 2012/2013 funded by the Leonardo da Vinci...


28-Dec-2011

TUC seeks positive experiences of right to train

In April 2010, the right to request time to train became law for larger businesses.   The Government is monitoring the impact the legislation has had on the big employers that are affected by it.   Some business groups are using this as an opportunity to call on the Government to...


20-Sep-2011

Learning maps aid learning and build learner confidence

The most important step in any journey is the first, but if you are going to start a journey with confidence then it helps to have a map that shows the most effective route, the hazards you may encounter on the way and where you will be able to take a break.   For this reason maps have...


19-Sep-2011

Half of managers too frightened to sack a poor performing employee

Half of all employers would rather put-up with a poor performing employee than deal with the issue and terminate a contract. Why? They are worried about the employees reaction and the potential costs of legal action.   In a study of 1,000 employers just over half (53%) said that they found...


15-Sep-2011

Employment Tribunal statistics highlight threats to business

The new 'Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals Statistics 2010-11' published by the Ministry of Justice and the HM Courts & Tribunals Service show that businesses that don't train their managers to engage fully with employees and comply with the latest employment legislation...


14-Sep-2011

Sexism in writing is still commonplace

Putting male names in front of female names may be normal practice, but it is also according to Dr Peter Hegarty and colleagues of the University of Surrey a remnant of sexist thinking.   The practice of putting male names before women seems to have started in the 16th Century when men...


13-Sep-2011

McVitie's man is Union Learning Representative of the Year

Jonathan Waterhouse a member of the USDAW trade union has been awarded Union Learning Rep (ULR) of the Year today at a ceremony at TUC Congress in London, for his success in introducing hundreds of his colleagues at McVitie's, Manchester, to learning.   A negative experience of school...


09-Aug-2011

Has the internet become an external hard drive for the brain?

The Internet is a kind of collective memory,’ wrote Stephen Kosslyn (Harvard University). "When I write with a browser open in the background, it feels like the browser is an extension of myself."   The British Psychological Society has reported the work conducted by a research team...


08-Aug-2011

WorldSkills 2011 hunts for professionals to supervise competition

Over 100,000 people have already booked to attend WorldSkills London 2011 and the organisers are looking for professionals from across a range of industries who would like to volunteer as supervisors of the competition.   WorldSkills is where the best young talents come together to test...


04-Aug-2011

Green economy threatened by skills gap

Britain can not meet its renewable energy generation goals according to Steve Bratt Group CEO of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) who has warned that the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Microgeneration Plan doesn’t go far enough in addressing the skills gap...