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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

Video: Distance Learning College and Training Company Profile

Our latest video introduces Distance Learning College and Training. Meet some of our tutors, careers advisors and students, and find out what makes Distance Learning College different: You can see more videos from Distance Learning College as they’re released on our company Youtube channel.

Posted: May 11th 2011 in DLC Features

Talented Youths Choosing Apprenticeships Over University

BAE Systems has reported an increase in the number of young people capable of going to university who are instead choosing to take up apprenticeships. Richard Hamer, director for early careers and graduate recruitment at BAE Systems, said that increased university tuition fees were “a huge disincentive” and could be to blame for the trend. However,... - Read more

Posted: May 10th 2011 in Education & Training

New ‘Stress Guide’ To Help Businesses Reduce Workplace Sickness

The British Standards Institution has published a new guide to help employers manage stress in the workplace. The guide comes as the CIPD announced the results of their latest quarterly workplace survey, showing that workplace morale has hit a record low. The PAS 1010 ‘Guidance on the management of psychosocial risks in the workplace’ was... - Read more

Posted: May 9th 2011 in Business & Economy

Half Of Employers Have Paid To Improve School Leavers’ Basic Skills

The CBI has criticised school literacy and numeracy provision, as a survey of their members showed that almost half of all employers have paid for remedial maths and English tuition for school and college leavers. The survey of 500 companies showed that 42% were unhappy with school leavers’ knowledge of the English language, with a... - Read more

Posted: May 9th 2011 in Education & Training

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