HasBean: Rachel, Hi, it's time to look at what training you need. Rachel: HB, I think we need to start with looking at what skills I already have first. HasBean: No need for all that nonsense, we have that in your current job description. Rachel: I have over 10 years working experience, I have a lot more skills to offer than just the ones I use in my...

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CIO: HB & Team. In there times of disruption and having to work from home, there are opportunities for self-development. Update your skills profile; explore SFIA to identify skills that sound interesting; explore the job roles that represent current and future requirements; identify gaps in your skills for opportunities for personal growth; set up you career development action plan and research what learning content is...

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The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a significant change to our patterns, both at work and from a personal perspective. Some people are finding themselves out of work, furloughed temporarily, or with an uncertain future due to the economic impact. We don't yet know how long this will take to play out or what the recovery will look like. We can, however, take positive steps to...

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Many in HR and Senior Management are worried about losing their top Digital, IT, Cybersecurity, and other technology-focussed specialist talent to other companies who present a more attractive opportunity.   The industry analyst data shows that during 2018 Talent Shortage became the top risk, with the pace of change facing the organizations emerging as the third most prominent risk.   This video provides some insights to help retain our...

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Skills development planning

HasBean: I can't believe it's been 12 months since our last development planning session. Thanks for being so punctual. Employee: To be honest, I'm pretty keen to get going after last year. You remember, there was no money left in the training budget. HasBean: It's the new financial year now, and there is still plenty in the training budget. So what do you have in mind? Employee: Great,...

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas   It is more than 40 years since the slogan "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas", was created by Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust (which was known as the National Canine Defence League in those days).   Treat them right   Whilst I'm not trying to say that you should treat your staff like dogs,...

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