Shortlisted in Training Journal Awards 2019

Training Journal AwardsLast week the shortlisted finalists for the Training Journal Awards 2019 were announced and we were lucky enough to have made it to the last four in the Best Engagement Programme category.

We’re delighted to be even shortlisted at these prestigious awards.

Sarah Morteo Joins the Call of the Wild Team

Sarah MorteoWe are delighted this month to welcome Sarah to the team in the role of National Training & Account Manager

Sarah is an expert in learning and development with a particular knowledge of apprenticeships.  She has had major accounts with leading hospitality brands  including  national hotels,  national restaurant chains and a leading UK pub brand.

Our MD Shortlisted For An Institute of Directors Award

We are delighted to announce that our MD, Geraint Lewis, has been shortlisted for an Institute of Directors Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Category. The winners are announced at the ceremony on 17th May 2019. Fingers crossed!

Lone Workers – Are You Aware of Your Legal Obligations

Is it legal to work alone and is it safe? Working alone is not in itself against the law and it will often be safe to do so. However, the law requires employers to consider carefully, and then deal with, any health and safety risks for people working alone. Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all their workers. They also have responsibility for the health and safety of any contractors or self-employed people doing work for them.

Winners At Regional Business Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that on 22nd February we won the Best Entrepreneurial Business category at the Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards 2019.

This is the second time we’ve won an award at these awards which is very gratifying.

HSE Fines Small Business £32,000

Working at height

Author: Fran Burrows

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

Driving awareness trainingQatar 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

C&IT Award for Best Team Building CompanyWe 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.

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.

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?

CIPD Wales People Management Awards Shortlisted

CIPD Wales People Management AwardsWe’ve been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural CIPD Wales People Management Awards. The first Welsh awards are designed to recognise the best in HR, employee engagement and people management from across Wales.

What the awards are recognising is those who have the skills, and are at the forefront of best practice and innovation – not just in what are seen as traditional HR roles, but in all aspects of people management, learning and development.

World Mental Health Day

Stress managementWorld Mental Health day takes place on the 10th of October 2017. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support.

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2017 is workplace wellbeing. So whether you’re an individual looking to boost your own wellbeing or an employer seeking advice on supporting your staff, there are a range of techniques you can use to identify and address any issues.

For more information on techniques on dealing with Mental Health issues in the workplace click the read on below

Call of the Wild Named Best Team Building Experience at C&IT Awards 2017

Winner Team Building Expereince of the Year C&IT Awards 2017Call of the Wild Ltd, are thrilled to announce they have won the Team Building Experience of the Year Award at the Conference and Incentive Travel Awards 2017 (C&IT).

The judges were impressed by our Elite Team Performance work with Worcester Warriors English Premiership Rugby Team. The team were in danger of being relegated from the English Premier League to the First Division. This would have been financially  disastrous.