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learning and development

One in four workers don’t feel adequately trained to do their jobs

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Millions of workers across the UK may be undertrained for their current jobs, with one in four feeling that they haven’t received sufficient training to succeed in their roles. New research by LMS provider Digits suggests that only 73% of employees are confident that they have been properly trained to do their jobs. As many as one in six […]

Pitman Training launches eight new centres across the UK

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With more than three quarters of UK professionals intending to look for a new job in 2022 and over half of these people also looking to re-skill, the demand for Pitman Training’s services has never been higher. As the adult education provider continues to expand its reputation as a world-class training provider, a new cohort […]

5 reasons to upskill in 2022

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By Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Pitman Training… The beginning of 2022 is the perfect time to focus on both your personal and professional development. Over the past two years, people have had plenty of free time to evaluate their career choices and decide what they want from life. So, if you are thinking about upskilling, […]

Why upskilling is more important now than ever before

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Up until a few years ago, obtaining your undergraduate degree was a pass to the vast world of employment. Unfortunately, a higher education certificate might not take you that far nowadays. Upskilling – the evolution of a person’s abilities and career path – has become a buzzword in today’s job ambience. Both employees and employers […]

The importance of training and upskilling – and what employers are looking for

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By Tray Durrant, Executive Director, Bain and Gray… It helps to consider what makes a good Executive or Personal Assistant. Fundamentally employers are looking for a combination of soft and hard skills: from problem solving, quick thinking and strategic planning to delivering a first-class spreadsheet that provides the Executive with all relevant information at their […]

PA SHOW: The conference line-up – more to learn on day 2!

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Don’t leave it too late to register for your conference pass at the PA Show this month – there’s a whole heap of learning options available to take your career forward. The event takes place on June 22nd & 23rd. Register your place now. Here are some of the key conference sessions to look out […]

PA SHOW: The conference line-up – Day 1

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It’s just over a week now until the PA Show opens at ExCeL London and the conference programme looks set to give all PAs the opportunity to jumpstart their careers, thanks to an inspiring and educational conference programme. The event takes place on June 22nd & 23rd. Register your place now. Here are some of […]

Your Excellency tackles mental health

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Training specialist Your Excellency has added Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training to its learning and development portfolio. The training will be delivered by certified MHFA England Instructor Alice Scutchey who has been appointed as a Your Excellency Associate Trainer. Lindsay Taylor, Founder & Director commented: “MHFA England’s vision is to improve the mental health […]

A hybrid workplace? Five things you should know before you make the shift

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By Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR A recent survey by the British Council for Offices shows that participants favoured not only working from the office but also from home, creating a ‘hybrid’ working arrangement which could soon take the spotlight from traditional working norms. Before making the shift to hybrid working, here are five things […]

Promotions have dropped by 48% during the pandemic

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An intelligent learning platform has discovered that UK employees have received 48% fewer promotions in the last 12 months compared to previous years. The platform also found that more than half (52%) of working professionals in the UK underwent no learning and development during the pandemic, despite furlough rules allowing it, with the average company […]


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