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July 2011

Charity Facebook Campaign: The Results

By | 2011-07-06T09:02:17+00:00 July 6th, 2011|DLC Features|

Thanks to everybody who took part in last month's charity Facebook campaign. In total we raised £136 for charity! We asked our Facebook fans to vote for their favourite charity from a list of six. For each vote received, Distance Learning College & Training are making a contribution [...]

June 2011

Guest Post: When Management Training Turns Bad

By | 2011-06-16T11:12:34+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Management|

In this guest post, Adi Gaskell, Editor of the Chartered Management Institute's Management Blog, explains why management training should always be balanced with other career development opportunities to make the most of its benefits... It has become almost gospel that management training is a positive thing.  It [...]

Public Sector Procurement ‘Stifling Innovation’

By | 2011-06-06T13:22:46+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Purchasing & Procurement|

Public sector procurement processes are "antithetical" to innovation, settling for “proven solutions” from “existing suppliers” and missing opportunities to develop innovative new products and services, according to a report by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. The report examined the way the public sector approached [...]

Food Supply Chain Facing Skills Gaps

By | 2011-06-06T11:08:02+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Supply Chain Management|

A high proportion of workers in the UK food supply chain do not hold the right level of qualifications. A report published by Improve, the food and drink skills council,  looked at primary production, food and drink manufacturing and processing, food wholesale, food retail and hospitality. The report [...]