Apprenticeships – School Pupils Not Given Any Information Says New Survey

Career guidance including apprenticeshipsAn article in HR Magazine draws attention to the results of a recent survey carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the EY Foundation . It identified that just one in four (24%) believe an apprenticeship offers a better chance of getting a good job than a university degree

Less than half (48%) of 16- to 21-year-olds received information on apprenticeships from their schools, according to research.

Sue Snowball Elected as Board Member of South Wales HR Forum

South Wales HR ForumWe are delighted to announce that Call of the Wild’s Business Development Manager, Sue Snowball, has been elected as a Board Member on the new South Wales HR Forum. The purpose of the newly formed  Forum is to provide a voice for the HR Community in South Wales. It is an inclusive network of HR practitioners, students, academics and spectators.

Managing V’s Leading – Understanding the Difference

An introduction to coaching courseThere is some confusion between the two so here are some top tips on distinguishing between a manager and a leader:-

Managing is about:-

  • Making plans and sorting out details
  • Setting up a structure so the plans can be met
  • Monitoring progress against those plan
  • Producing the results others are expecting

The Difference Between Team Building and Team Working

NVQ in Advice and GuidanceTeam Building As Oppose to Team Development

We get many enquiries asking us for team building programmes and events. However after questioning  and gaining an understanding of what they exactly require it becomes clear that often people are not after a team building programme at all. What they need is  team development  with the outcome of improved team working and productivity.

Free iPad Mini When Booking a Team Build Event

book-now-get-ipadIf you book a team building event whether it be a reward for the staff or a  means of improving the performance of your staff then we’ll give you an iPad Mini free of charge! A great team building gift to you for booking with us. So if you had in mind booking something very soon then this may be the catalyst you need whether it be a fun event or a developmental team building course  give us a call!

Coaching – Why Coach Your Team?

CoachingThere are so many different interpretations of coaching – some think of it in relation to sports, others think it is another management fad and some think it is just another form of training. Different interpretations create confusion and this can and has led to a degree of misperception. Also, some organisations will have their own view of what coaching means to them and this can just add to the confusion.

Learners Appreciate Our Different Approach to Training

IOSH managing safelyIt’s always pleasing when you receive good feedback from learners who’ve attended our courses but even more so when every learner is of the same opinion. In addition it’s rewarding when those learners have actually ‘bought into’ our unique approach to training, been receptive to our approach, seen the benefit and can apply that learning in the workplace. The following feedback was received from those who attended our recent IOSH Managing Safely Course

2015 UK Corporate Excellence Awards Winners

Call of the Wild AwardCall of the Wild are pleased to announce we have have been named one of the best companies in the UK for leadership and management courses in the ‘Corporate Vision‘ 2015 UK Corporate Excellence Awards.

Corporate Vision is dedicated to working around the clock to shine a spotlight on the brightest, best performing and most deserving companies and individuals from around the business world.

Mindfulness is Transforming Leadership

Reflective WalkingIn 2007 Chade-Meng Tan – Google employee #107 — launched Google’s meditation programme. The programme currently teaches 2,000 Googlers per year to meditate in order to become better leaders. Today, leading companies like Blackrock, Aetna, Ford Motor and Goldman Sachs conduct mindfulness classes for thousands of their leaders.

What is causing this shift to mindful leadership? In the stress-filled 24/7 world in which we live, leaders of all organizations need the opportunity for a “time out” period. It is their opportunity to relax, breathe deeply, de-stress and gain clarity about their work and the decisions they are facing.