Nebula’s journey from school to an apprenticeship…

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Nebula’s journey from school to an apprenticeship… Nebula speaks out about her journey from school to an apprenticeship and explains what it is like. As my secondary education drew to a close I was presented with two options to continue life post-school: university or failure. Neither of these appealed to me. Yet at no point […]

4 questions to ask your potential employer in an apprenticeship interview

4 questions to ask your potential employer in an apprenticeship interview You find out the perfect scheme, you get invited for an interview, and ever-so close to securing your apprenticeship. Here are some questions to ask to know whether they are right for you.  1. Are they all in? You need to be sure your […]

7 things you can do to get ready for your first, second or third apprentice

7 things you can do to get ready for your first, second or third apprentice Now you’ve your new apprentice on board, here are 7 things to get the best out of your apprentice.  1. Get your team on board It’s important everyone understands the value of having apprentices. Share the rationale behind hiring them […]

Nanny Employer: is there a risk of going too far?

Nanny Employer: is there a risk of going too far? Employers are more involved in people’s lives than ever before and the line between home life and professional life has blurred. Technology blurs this even further. Is there a risk that organisations can go too far? First things first. What actually is a ‘nanny employer? […]

Generational Working: the hidden positive benefits

Generational Working: the hidden positive benefits Nowadays, it’s not unusual for organisations to employ five generations. People are retiring later and later and we are now seeing Gen Z to baby boomers in the same workplace. Organisations can use multi-generational working to their advantage as it brings huge opportunities, such as improved innovation. In this […]

Apprenticeships: what do young people really think about it?

What do young people really think about apprenticeships? We’ve talked before about the apprenticeship ‘image problem’ that, thankfully, is starting to disappear. Apprenticeships have a huge amount to offer. The more we do to help young people see them as relevant, the quicker the image problem will go away. To do this, we need to […]

Performance management appraisals: alternatives for the 21st century

Performance management appraisals: alternatives for the 21st century There’s been so many examples of organisations kicking appraisals to the curb that you’d think there’s been some sort of revolution going on. Many companies, have simply scrapped annual appraisals. When the media reports they’ve ‘killed’ them, they haven’t, just replaced them with something that feels quite different. […]

Diversity in the workplace: it means more than you think

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Diversity in the workplace: it means more than you think Diversity in the workplace is a good thing – you won’t find anyone that disagrees. But it’s about much more than hiring people from underrepresented groups.  So what does workplace diversity mean nowadays? When you know that, you can better understand how diversity improves performance. Workplace […]

4 talent management questions you need to ask

4 talent management questions you need to ask So if you want to understand talent management and its role in your business, where do you start? IIP Practitioners Gwen Carter Powell and Alan Morris tell all… Think “What” Talent and talent management are terms that have been adopted and used by businesses in all sorts […]

Clear purpose: the two factors you need to attract millenials

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Clear purpose: the two factors you need to attract millenials It’s because ‘clear purpose,’ by itself, does not give organisations a very good overview. Just having a purpose that is clear is not the endgame. It is simply one success factor. There is more work to do. We need to break ‘clear purpose’ down. The first is […]