Nuggets from the CIPD Conference

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Lots of learning happened yesterday as we spent some time  at the CIPD Conference #CIPD2015. Here are some particularly juicy nuggets that we brought back to the office. Nugget 1 – Number of leavers/staff turnover will stop being a valid measure of success. It was no surprise that managing ‘Millennials’ was a recurring topic.  There are various stats out there but generally, …

How to develop your technical trainee brilliantly…and still have time for your day job.

Sue Willcock Food for Thought

As an experienced professional, often your role will involve sharing your knowledge with those less experienced than you. This may be to help someone formally with their Professional exams or supporting them via a structured programme (e.g. a via a Graduate or Apprentice scheme).   But, with the demands on your time from clients and projects, often helping them develop just has to …

Is your environment stifling your performance?

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All too often, I meet technical experts who don’t look beyond their office to create an environment conducive to working at their best. Going “back to the office” after a meeting or even having an office style environment at home is often still considered the norm as an effective place to work. Clearly, offices have many benefits – they can be a hub …

Change your working relationships forever with this conversation.

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Having studied for years for an MBA, it’s slightly ironic that one of the most enlightening career conversations for me took place in a pub in Kings Cross, London when a new soon-to-be boss sat down over a glass of wine and told me what his expectations were of me. I was already in a middle management position so was expecting a conversation around …