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HSE Fines Small Business £32,000

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A small business , Duncan Plumbing heating & Electrics of Tockwith has been fined £32,000 and ordered to pay £2,424.60 in costs after one of its

workers was injured at work while installing a flue for a heating system.

New Bitesize Business Improvement Short Courses

If you haven’t got the time to send either yourself or your staff on a  day long course but you still want the same impact then try our Inspire Sessions. Only of up to 3 hours duration but with a significant impact given the opportunity for a follow up. These can be breakfast sessions, half day or twilight sessions so can be fitted around your working day. Also the subject matter is different in that they are unusual subjects but ones which have day to day relevance to the workplace but are often overlooked with more traditional development programmes.

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L6 Career Guidance and Development Management Units

L6 Career Guidance and Development.

Call of the Wild StaffManagement units for leaders in careers delivery must be achieved following the government’s Careers Strategy, launched in December 2017, and statutory guidance published in January, set out a range of new requirements for schools and colleges.

Qatar Airways is launching their Doha-Cardiff flight today

Qatar Airways is launching their Doha-Cardiff flight today and Visit Wales has entered into a partnership with Qatar Airways to promote Wales as a business tourism destination in Asia Pacific.

The Qatar Airways service is Cardiff Airport’s first route from the Middle East, with 150 onward connections from Doha. Links to and from Australia, New Zealand, China, India and Japan will be the most significant markets for Wales’ tourism and business priorities.

A Welsh Training Company’s Approach to Health & Safety Training is Going Global

Global solutions for health and safety trainingA Welsh training company has developed a unique approach to health & safety training so effective it is now in demand on the other side of the Atlantic – demonstrating the global leadership of the UK in this sector.

Call of the Wild spent many years refining an approach to health & safety training based on high levels of staff engagement, experiential learning and continuous development. Having delivered it successfully to clients in Wales, the approach became sought after further afield after one of its clients was acquired by a US-based firm.

Can Leadership Be Learnt?

Call of the Wild Online Development Academy

Can leadership be learnt? In our view yes it can. Although you can’t change the personality of someone you can influence their preferred behaviours. So if they are put in a leadership position then the skills required to be effective can be learnt as this involves adapting behaviours of yourself and influencing the behaviours of others.

What Should You Look For In A Training Provider

Apprenticeship Katherine Broadhurst, Broomfield AlexanderWe’ve come across a number of surveys recently where research organisations have looked at what problems are most frequently encountered when  sourcing training providers. Common problems relate to understanding the level of experience of the providers, quality and obviously costs. Here are our thoughts on what could influence the decision as to which training provider to appoint. We’ve put this in the form of an infographic.

Our Team Building Award Goes on Tour Around the Brecon Beacons

Best Team Building Winners C&IT Awards 2017We were so pleased with winning the Conference and Incentive Travel award for Best Team Building Company in 2017 that we decided we couldn’t just leave the award on the shelf to gather dust. So what we did is take it on a  tour of the Brecon Beacons and show it the sights. You might recognise some.

A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

Snow at our centre in the Brecon BeaconsAnother year comes to an end and we want to offer you our thanks for taking the time to engage with us and hopefully having visited had a great experience with memories that will last a lifetime! We hope to see you all again soon. Have a great Christmas and an even better 2018! See you the other side.

Management Apprentice Learner of the Year

Congratulations to our Management Apprenticeship Learner of the Year Katherine Broadhurst from Broomfield Alexander. Great effort to complete her ILM Level 5 in Management in 12 months!

Broomfiled Alexander took advantage of our fully funded ILM leadership and management qualifications.

Top Tips On Reducing Staff Absence This Winter

4.5 staff work days are lost  each year  as a result of sickness and ill health. Minor illnesses (such as coughs and colds) were the most common reason for sickness absence in 2016.

Prevention is better than cure and even more so during this crucial time of the year, therefore an awareness on how you can reduce staff sickness and absence could be the key difference for you being ‘Winter Ready’ this year.  What could reclaiming staff sick days mean to your bottom line?

Here are some our top tips for reducing staff absence this winter

Winter Awareness Workshop

There were an estimated 24,300 excess winter deaths where 15% more deaths occurred in winter months than non-winter months. Minor illnesses (such as coughs and colds) were the most common reason for sickness absence in 2016.  4.5 staff work days are lost  each year  as a result of sickness and ill health. Prevention is better than cure and even more so during this crucial time of the year, therefore an awareness on how you can reduce staff sickness and absence could be the key difference for you being ‘Winter Ready’ this year. What could reclaiming staff sick days mean to your bottom line?