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UK International Education Sector faces ‘Significant Limitations’

A recent report by the Workplace Foundation has warned that visa restrictions could cause the UK to lose ground as a leading choice for international students. The report, ‘Making the Most of Public Services’, marked the international education sector out as an area which was failing to reach its full potential as an ‘intangible public... - Read more

Posted: May 24th 2011 in Education & Training

Rail Industry Needs Supply Chain Managers

The UK rail industry needs to develop “a core of supply chain managers” to reduce inefficiencies in its operation, according to a government-backed report . The rail value for money study, chaired by Sir Roy McNulty, and out yesterday recommends a programme of training, secondments and professional development at all levels of the industry to... - Read more

Posted: May 23rd 2011 in Supply Chain Management

Mobile Technology Adds Three Weeks to Working Year

Mobile technology is creating a ‘grey area’ between people’s work and personal lives, with managers spending an average of 2.5 hours a week – adding up to three weeks over the course of a year – doing extra reading and research for their jobs. Research by the CMI has shown that the boom in smartphones... - Read more

Posted: May 23rd 2011 in Management

Can You ‘Teach Yourself’ Management?

Research released recently by the Forum of Private Business has shown that many businesses are opting for ‘do-it-yourself’ measures in place of formal management training. A leading academic has warned companies that they risk costing themselves more than they spend with this tactic in the long run. So is it a good idea to ‘do-it-yourself’... - Read more

Posted: May 23rd 2011 in Management

New focus on employee engagement as morale hits record low

The Government has recently launched its new Employee Engagement Taskforce, with the intention of boosting employee engagement in the UK. The launch comes at a time when many businesses are increasing their focus on employee motivation. Employee engagement in the UK is at a record low, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s... - Read more

Posted: May 23rd 2011 in Recruitment & Employment

Warning as Businesses Cut Management Training

An academic has warned that businesses who try to implement ‘do-it-yourself’ training to save money on their training budgets could end up costing themselves more than they save. Research by the Forum of Private Business has shown that many businesses are not investing in management skills training, instead preferring to ‘teach themselves’ with informal training... - Read more

Posted: May 18th 2011 in Management

Purchasing and Procurement Salaries Amongst Highest in Business

The salaries of people working in purchasing and procurement have remained higher on average than equivalent level positions in other areas of business such as marketing, HR, sales, finance and IT. A survey of 1200 purchasing professionals conducted by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply showed that senior and middle-ranking purchasing professionals were paid... - Read more

Posted: May 18th 2011 in Purchasing & Procurement

Adult Learners’ Week: 25% off all courses!

It’s Adult Learners’ Week, and Distance Learning College and Training are celebrating with 25% off all courses for everybody who enrols between 14th-20th May 2011. Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated in over 55 countries worldwide, and is designed to promote the benefits of all kinds of learning. We’re offering 25% off all of our distance... - Read more

Posted: May 16th 2011 in DLC Features

Online Distance Learning Used By 44% Of Employees

The use of technology in education is on the rise, with 44% of trained employees taking part in online distance learning. Research by the Cegos Group showed that while classroom training is still the most prevalent method of workplace training, the use of technology was on the increase as businesses introduced new learning methods to... - Read more

Posted: May 12th 2011 in DLC Features

Apprentice’s Alan Sugar Voted “Coach From Hell”

Lord Alan Sugar has been crowned the UK’s nightmare career coach in a poll by the Institute of Leadership & Management. Just under a third (31%) of those surveyed chose The Apprentice boss, with Simon Cowell and Alex Ferguson taking second and third place. Richard Branson was the most popular choice for best coach. The... - Read more

Posted: May 11th 2011 in Management