By law, all UK public bodies such as Councils or NHS Trusts - must comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).
It was in 1957, addressing the Australian Institute of Management, that Field Marshall Sir William Slim, then Governor General of Australia, remarked, “Leadership is of the spirit…its practice is an art. Management is of the mind… its practice is a science.
Every Leader or Manager has a natural style of leadership - a "personality" - that is innate in them all.
However, the most successful leaders are chameleons: they can take on the role of Directors, Facilitators or Motivators depending on what challenges they are facing at the time.
If you are responsible for employing people you are almost certainly aware of the need to check documentation before taking them on. Fines imposed on UK companies in the first quarter of this year alone were in excess of £7 million.
As an employer, you must check that a job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK before you employ them.
As an eLearning or training and development manager, you need to ensure that the training you provide protects your staff, your organisation and your reputation. As fun as the micro approach may be, sometimes people need in depth training with "use case" examples, quizzes, real life scenarios and post testing which stretches the learner, tests their knowledge to really challenge them.
At Engage in Learning we all love a good cup of coffee.
While some of us need the quick fix of an instant others prefer to let their coffee brew in a perculator, allowing for the smooth flavours to develop.
Successful learning and development blends classroom, web based or eLearning as well as micro or bite-sized learning which may be videos, eBooks or short courses.
Micro learning - like instant coffee - is quick, easy to access and often innovative. It certainly has a place in modern learning and development.
Did you know that more than 2 million people in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which may be harmful?
To ensure that all workers give of their best in any and every situation, it’s important for their managers and colleagues to be completely – and truly – rational, objective and unbiased in their treatment of them.