Corporate Training – 8 steps to a winning training framework

Corporate training design and delivery is changing faster now than it has in decades. The old diet of classroom based training is still on the menu but it has been joined by a range of technology driven options and lateral thinking. Training frameworks need to be carefully planned and fully integrated with capacity and capability initiatives. Retention and development are a lot more cost-effective than a conveyor belt of new employees who are waiting for the opportunity they 'really' [...]

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Corporate Training – 7 ways to waste a training budget

Yes he is pointing to nothing and that is precisely what we can achieve if we follow these seven simple tips. The training budget is one of the first casualties in cost cutting. To a manger or razor wielding accountant,  the benefits of training are somewhat intangible and in the future so it is a prime candidate to make the supreme sacrifice for the common good. However, paying for human resource is one of the biggest areas of expenditure in [...]

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It Pays to Look Good at Work

Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly, and are paid more than their less attractive co-workers. Attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 per cent more than people with below-average looks, according to Daniel Hamermesh, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the book Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. Researchers have studied the concept of beauty as a factor in a person's success [...]

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