June 29, 2018

Wellbeing is a word that has become more prominent over the past 10 years.  More and more organisations are starting to implement wellbeing strategies and employers are now providing specific wellbeing support for their employees.

All of these interventions show a posit...

May 31, 2018

When I decided to set out on my own and become a consultant, it wasn’t an easy decision to make.  Not only was I stepping away from a steady income each month but I really didn’t know if it would work.  I know that’s the risk with going it alone but it was one I felt w...

May 30, 2018

What is Mind Mapping?

Mind mapping is a visual tool that enables us to structure, organise, arrange, brainstorm and learn information in a highly specialised way.

The past 10 years have brought us amazing insights into the human mind and our limitless capacity to think,...

May 15, 2018

Unconscious bias is something that has been highlighted over the past few years and many organisations are now investing money in raising staff awareness of what it is and its effects in the workplace.

It is important to ensure staff are aware of their potential biases...

May 7, 2018

When I made the decision to become self-employed, the first thing I knew I needed to work on was my networking skills.

I'm a naturally shy person so networking wasn't something that came easily to me.  However, if I was going to be successful as a learning and developme...

May 2, 2018

Effective recruitment is essential for any organisation to be successful.  To ensure you have an effective and robust recruitment process in place, time must be spent focussing on the following:

Ensure your job descriptions are up-to-date and accurate

These should be rev...

April 24, 2018

Many organisations use psychometric testing for recruitment and development planning.

Utilising psychometric tests can prove a valuable exercise in providing additional evidence of

candidate knowledge and/or experience, or, to support in identifying skills gaps for indiv...

April 23, 2018

Many organisations have their own induction process in place.  These can vary from a quick tour of the premises through to a full day or even full week (or month) induction programme.

So how do you know if you’re getting it right?

Firstly, it is vital to understand the i...

April 17, 2018

Working in an environment with other people is something that most of us do on a daily basis.  However, do we ever give any thought about how what we do or say impacts on those people?

Not everything we do can be perfect, we are only human after all and in reality, ever...

April 15, 2018

Delegation is an essential skill for any manager.  However, it can also be a very tricky skill to get right.  Done properly, it can provide you with an effective method to help manage resources in your team.

There are many reasons why people find delegating difficu...

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