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Yes You Can

19 January 2021 14:36:49 GMT / by Siobhan Orchard-Webb posted in Communications, Coaching, Gamification

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Can't to Can®. If you think you CAN'T do something, play this and see how you CAN turn your thinking around.

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Incentives Aren’t A New Idea!

19 January 2021 14:02:41 GMT / by Hugh Lawson

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I have been listening to a great friend of mine, who works in sales (and as we all know 2020 has not been brilliant for retail and business sales). Over the last couple of months, huge pressure has been applied to the sales team to close business for the year end and this is not landing well, as there is no incentive to do so (positive recognition/reward), just a daily rant and a weekly name and shame on calls, appointments (virtual) and orders.

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The True Value of CPD

12 January 2021 10:13:02 GMT / by Siobhan Orchard-Webb posted in Communications, Coaching, Employee Engagement

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CPD or Continuing Professional Development is the maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills that are needed to perform in a professional capacity. This could be keeping professionals contemporary and up to date with current skills, polishing them or taking them to the next level.

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Myths, Legends, Stuff We Need To Re-think

11 January 2021 12:41:07 GMT / by Ian Luxford posted in Communications

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Learning from experience - be very careful, especially now.

For thousands of years, we have known that humans learn from experience. In the last hundred years, we have found out a lot more about the neuroscience behind this and why it is such an effective way to learn. If we want to learn to do something, we should definitely try to get stuck in and experience it.

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Strong and Sustainable

05 January 2021 15:10:07 GMT / by Nick Drake-Knight posted in Coaching

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Nick Drake-Knight, creator of Continue & Begin Fast Coaching® on two areas where training too often falls down.

The emphasis on improvement in training sounds like a positive thing. When we’re looking to help people perform well though, we need to tread carefully.

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Rewarding Performance Is Not About Where On The Planet You Take People

05 January 2021 13:38:10 GMT / by Chantal Orlik posted in Coaching, Reward and Recognition

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The future of incentive trips is understandably exercising the event industry at the moment and there are some great ideas on how to transform the traditional incentive trip/awards night into an engaging virtual experience.

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Will Cumbersome Recruitment Processes Quash Innovation?

21 December 2020 11:56:22 GMT / by Siobhan Orchard-Webb posted in Recruitment, Graduates

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An article in The Guardian (https://bit.ly/2ZYMX80) by Stephen Isherwood in May 2020, stated that Grad schemes are down by 12%, due to the #pandemic, and internships and placements are down by a whopping 40%! Where does this leave our recently qualified, energetic and hungry #graduates? Will cumbersome #recruitment processes and confidence-knocking job hunts destroy their energy and reduce the supply of much-needed innovation?

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Is Our Learning Delivering On Our Goals?

16 December 2020 13:38:13 GMT / by Dominic Doe posted in Coaching

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In many cases, the million dollar question!

Learning ROI remains a headache for many senior execs and learning specialists alike. When the performance expectations are missed, all eyes turn to the learning strategy.

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Have A Bit Of Fun Over The Festive Period...

15 December 2020 16:58:59 GMT / by Siobhan Orchard-Webb posted in Coaching, Gamification

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We've created a little festive fun quiz for everybody this December - click the image below and have a play. See if you can help Santa and his elves ensure that Christmas runs smoothly this year. 

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Learning In The Flow Of Work

15 December 2020 13:52:36 GMT / by Amber Orchard-Webb posted in Communications, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Onboarding

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Learning in the flow of work is one of the most valuable methods of learning – particularly when onboarding new colleagues. A lot of the time we do it without realising – a short video, a quick online module, asking a colleague a question.

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