Work Place Learning Centre News Archive

26-Jan-2011

Eating more fruit would save lives

The messages about eating five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day may be widely known if not completely understood, but new research published in the  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that in the UK, some 33,000 deaths each year could be prevented or delayed...


19-Jan-2011

HRD conference speakers announced

Dealing with change, adding value and demonstrating a return on investment are the focus of the programme for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) annual HRD conference and exhibition which is being held at Olympia from 6-7 April 2011.   The conference is...


18-Jan-2011

Prepare Employees for Winter Sports Activities

With the winter sports season upon us it is worth remembering that an ill prepared winter sports enthusiast is more likely to suffer injury on the slopes and be prevented from returning to work at the end of their holiday.   It could be to an employers advantage to remind their employees...


17-Jan-2011

WPLC Leaders presentation is a must for any entrepreneur

  This evening Michael Millward the head of the Work Place Learning Centre leadership team addressed a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development meeting of Self Employed HR and training professionals and explained a strategy for how they could earn whilst they slept.   Mr...


12-Jan-2011

Trainers have role to play in rebuilding British work force

Up-skilling workers to undertake jobs in areas where talent shortages are still being experienced must be made a top priority if the UK economy is going to pull clear of another economic dip, says the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.   The latest Report on Jobs, published by the...


07-Jan-2011

Work Place Learning Centre gets into motor sport

 Well a 23 year old Audi 100 isn’t exactly a formula one car and Andrew Murphy and Peter Bennett are far from Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, but it’s still motor sport, says Abeceder managing director Michael Millward and “everyone at Abeceder and Work Place Learning...


06-Jan-2011

Music can create a positive atmosphere in the workplace

Being a manager is a job full of challenges but according to Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS for Music having the right music helps to create a positive environment and could make managing both employees and customers that little bit easier.   Speaking after the publication of new figures from...


05-Jan-2011

Managers fear redundancies and talent shortages in 2011.

New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) paints a bleak picture of the ability of British business to cope with the demands of the 2011 economic landscape.   Almost half of UK managers (48%) are expecting further redundancies in 2011, and 43% do not believe their...


04-Jan-2011

Training cuts threaten future of UK plc

Research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), shows that 43 per cent of UK managers anticipate that their training budgets will be drastically cut during 2011, a move that is expected to create skills shortages that will damage businesses across the country.   Ruth Spellman,...


20-Dec-2010

CIPD Announces HRD Conference Programme

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has announced the programme for its annual HRD event, the leading conference and exhibition for learning and organisation development professionals which will be held at Olympia, London from 6-7 April 2011.   The...


06-Dec-2010

Work Place Learning Centre pops-Up at Employment Law Conference

The Work Place Learning Centre web shop popped-up at the North Yorkshire Forum for Voluntary Organisations employment law conference today. The Work Place Learning Centre pop-up shop makes learning resources that are related to a conference, exhibition or other business event available to...


25-Nov-2010

Hard Business Case for Soft Skills Training

A new research report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) demonstrates the business case for putting soft skills at the heart of an organisation's learning and talent development agenda. Using the head and heart at work: a business case for soft skills provides an...


29-Oct-2010

Government announces support for sports apprenticeships

Skills Minister John Hayes has announced his support for apprenticeships in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth disciplines.   Under Government plans, regulations to the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning (ASCL) Act 2009 will be submitted to Parliament to allow a special...


25-Oct-2010

Government invests in technology centres

More than £200m will be invested by the Government in a network of elite Technology and Innovation Centres to drive growth in the UK’s most high-tech industries, it was announced today.   The centres, which were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech to the CBI...


20-Oct-2010

Skills spending review announced

Over the course of the Spending Review period, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will reduce its resource budget by 25 per cent. Taking into account anticipated receipts, the cut to capital spending by 2014-15 will be 44 per cent. The Department’s Administration...


15-Oct-2010

Start a safety education campaign with eye safety

  A survey reported by Risk and Insurance.com says that the best starting point for a safety education campaign is eye safety. The survey was conducted by Sperian Protection a manufacturer of personal protection euipment. They contacted safety directors across North America. More than two...


29-Sep-2010

What makes strategic thinking successful?

   A series of innovative research projects at Saïd Business School, Oxford University is providing valuable insights into how strategy happens in practice within organisations Professor Richard Whittington is working with colleagues within the School and beyond to explore...


28-Sep-2010

Business urged to build stronger links with education to improve employability of students

The Education and Employers Taskforce, an independent charity, is planning the first ever national campaign for business leaders to visit state schools and colleges during the week of the 18 – 22 October 2010.   This ‘call to action’ is a chance for bosses from private,...


27-Sep-2010

Managers play key role in ending long term sickness absence

New guidance has been launched to help managers support people returning to work after long-term sickness and prevent workers with health problems falling out of employment altogether. The guidance, produced by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), the Chartered...


24-Sep-2010

Apprenticeships work for employers and apprentices

It is GCSE results week and another year of increased pass rates at higher grades is expected, but when students review their options many are predicted to decide that the tradition next steps of A levels followed by university may not be the best way to start a career. As this year’s A...


23-Sep-2010

Skills crisis looms if immigration is capped

Abrupt introduction of a cap on net migration would lead to major UK skills problem, says the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD, in response to quarterly migration figures.   The sharp fall in the number of work-related visas in the past year offers further evidence...


22-Sep-2010

Think before you click send

A survey of 2,000 people reported by the Daily Telegraph has identified that 20% of office workers admit to sending an inappropriate email in the heat of the moment. A third of respondents also admitted to pressing reply to all, when they had intended to only press rely. One in ten also...


21-Sep-2010

Learning in store: Bharti's enthusiasm wins her ULR award of the Year

Bharti Dhamecha works on the tills at Primark in Leeds. She is also instrumental in encouraging her colleagues to improve their English and maths and is setting up a skills swap-shop in the shop's canteen.   It is thanks to her that the store's management has opened up a scheme which pays...


20-Sep-2010

Union Learn announce Right to Request Training suvey results

Union Learn have sent a big thank you to the 623 union reps who replied to their survey on the right to request time to train. The survey results revealed: A growing level of activity to promote the right to trade union members and employers: 35% have raised policy and procedural...


01-Sep-2010

Join the Workplace Learning Centre Team

Join the Work Place Learning Centre team of Sales Agents –Major Clients   Abeceder is looking for direct sales agents to support the launch of the new Abeceder web shop Work Place Learning Centre. Abeceder managing director Michael Millward said when launching the search...


25-Aug-2010

CIPD launches 2010 Coaching Conference

A major challenge for organisations today is to align their coaching initiatives with the strategy of the business, in order to improve performance and deliver results. This complex challenge can only be achieved through a carefully implemented coaching programme and a thorough evaluation...


17-Aug-2010

IT Training Awards launched

  Now in their 14th year, the prestigious IT Training Awards are among the greatest accolades in the UK training industry. Each award is judged by an independent panel of judges and presented at the Dorchester Hotel, London in front of over 450 leading industry professionals. An eagerly...


16-Aug-2010

Time to train should be scrapped

Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, has called for the Government to scrap the Right to Request Time off to Train commenting, “We strongly believe that the Time to Train regulations should be scrapped in their entirety. The process...


23-Jul-2010

Right to request training is essential to skills development

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has told the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), as part of the Skills for Sustainable Growth consultation, that "Ten million workers received no training last year so the Government must use every possible lever to encourage more employers...


16-Jun-2010

PeopleProfitPlanet launches environmental posters exclusively on Work Place Learning Centrep

PeopleProfitPlanet, the Leeds based environmental business training consultancy, is celebrating ‘Green Britain Day 2010’ on Thursday 17th June by launching a series of eco-education posters that will be exclusively available from WorkPlaceLearningCentre.co.uk the learning...