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How To Lead A Team Through Difficult Times

Leadership Skills Courses

Panasonic – Future Leaders Programme

Unfortunately, times can get tough within a business; staff members can feel under pressure and be faced with challenging situations. However, as a manager, it’s your duty to lead your staff through difficult times. Here you can learn how to lead your team and give them a light at the end of the tunnel.

Call of the Wild the Natural Choice For New Staff!

New staff employed by Call of the WildCall of the Wild , a multi-award winning management and leadership development company, have appointed four new staff to meet their ambitious expansion plans in 2017/2018.

The Company have projected growth over the next 18 months which required the appointment of a number of new staff. The Company have sought to set themselves apart from others by offering different delivery methods for their leadership , management and team development programmes.

How to Create a Safe Environment for Change

Change Management

Staff Motivation and New Year ResolutionEveryone handles change differently and it can be highly-stressful for those who dread it. In fact, it can even translate through to their work. So, creating a safe environment for change and providing plenty of notice is advised.

Here are a few top tips for minimising disruption and making changes as smoothly as possible.

5 Ways to Put Communication Training into Practice

How To Best Use Communication Training

If you’ve recently trained, or are about to undertake training, with Call of the Wild then you may want to know how you can utilise your newly acquired communication training skills. Here you can learn what you can do to implement what you’ve learnt and effectively communicate with colleagues and customers.

Scrap Work-Related Stress with These Simple Tips

Top Tips To Reduce Stress

Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK

Are your staff constantly stressed and feeling high-strung? Well, that’s not good for them or your business.
Take it from us, you don’t have to spend a fortune or a considerable amount of time to tackle work-related stress company-wide. Here are a few easy measures to help relax staff, so they can concentrate better on doing their jobs.

10 Adventurous Team Building Activities and How They Can Help You

team building to motivate your staffHaving the ability to work well as part of a team, to take charge of a situation and be able to delegate work are all desirable characteristics for employers. Plus, a happy team is also a productive team, so team communication training can be a worthwhile investment.

If you’re just looking for a fun away day for the an office annual get together then our choice of outdoor team building activities could be of interest. Here at Call of the Wild, we do things a little differently. Here are a few of the adventurous activities that you can choose between when booking team communication training with us:

Personal Development Gurus Spill the Beans

Jim RohnDo you have lofty goals and aim high when it comes to career success? Well, sometimes you have to make mistakes along the way in order to learn, but what if you could start your journey with a step up?

There are a number of personal development gurus out there who have revealed their stories in order to help others.

Here is a selection of some of their best advice:

Designing Your Own Company Wellness Programme

health, wellbeing and wellness programmesWant to improve the health, happiness and motivation of your staff or colleagues? Then why not introduce a company wellness program?

What is a Wellness Programme?

A wellness program is a set of actions put in place by a company to improve its employees’ health and happiness. This is an ongoing system which is continually developed to ensure the company is the best employer it can be.

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Professional Development Resolution

Top tips on maintainign your CPD resolutions in 2017Back in January we suggested the idea of a fresh start for the New Year in our post ‘5 Self Improvement New Year’s Resolution Ideas’. But, of those of you who made a promise to yourself, how many people have kept these resolutions?

Here we do the math and take a look at the percentage of people who are likely to have kept their resolution, as well as providing top tips for maintaining your progress to meet your annual goal.

5 Challenges Facing Housing Associations in 2017

Managing safelyThese are our thoughts on the 5 main challenges facing Housing Associations in 2017. These have been collated from our experience of working with a large number of Housing Associations over the last 12 months and discussing with them what they feel their biggest challenges will be this year and what can be done to address them.

The Apprenticeship Levy – A Quick Reference Guide

How to Set Achievable Personal Development GoalsUnravelling the Jargon – What Does it Mean For You

On the 6th April 2017 the apprenticeship levy will be introduced by the UK Government. This will change the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England. So what will this mean to you and what actions are required of you if you wish to benefit from the funding. Read our summary and quick reference guide.

How to Set Achievable Personal Development Goals

How to Set Achievable Personal Development Goals Setting yourself achievable short term objectives and long term goals can provide you with a vision of prosperity and motivation to work towards a better future. It encourages you to expand your knowledge, improve your skills and to become a better employee.

Not only will setting and meeting these goals give you a sense of achievement, but it will improve your self-confidence and show your boss you’re organised and enthusiastic.

5 Self Improvement New Year’s Resolution Ideas

staff motivation trainingEven if you’re pretty awesome, nobody is perfect and everyone has room to grow, develop and become a better person.

With the New Year having just begun, now is the ideal time to set yourself goals and objectives for the year ahead. No we don’t mean stop smoking or reduce the amount you drink (although this is a good resolution to make), but to make achievable aims that will benefit your professional life.

Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Your Staff

Green ClassroomResearch shows that being in work is generally good for people’s health and wellbeing. Case studies indicate that helping employees to improve or manage their health can result in increased attendance and performance. The CIPD’s Absence Management Annual Survey report 2010 estimates that, on average, UK employees are absent from work 7.7 days per year.  Corporate wellbeing therefore cannot be underestimated.

Call of the Wild Sponsor Young Archer Alice Reynolds

Alice reynoldsWe are proud to announce our sponsorship of Alice Reynolds, a talented 17 years old archery champion from Swansea in Wales. In 2016 Alice won a gold medal in the European Archery Championship in Valencia.

Not only did Alice Reynolds of Pontardawe win a gold medal but she set a new record in the Young Adult category.

Housing Associations No Longer Able To Borrow To Provide New Homes

Housing AssociationA move which could limit new affordable homes being built by Housing Associations in Wales will be opposed by the Welsh Government.

In September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced housing associations should be considered part of the public, not private, sector.

But the Welsh Government promised to take “whatever steps are necessary” to reverse the change, following concerns reports BBC News.

5 Ways To Motivate Your Staff in 2017

Staff motivationEveryone knows motivation is important, but how do you ensure staff have it?

We previously wrote about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how good leaders recognise people are motivated by different things (you can read it here). Here are a few examples of the many ways you can give your employees the boost they need:

Scale of Fines With Health & Safety Prosecutions Increase

hseDo Not ‘Turn A Blind Eye’ To The New Health And Safety Sentencing Guidelines

On a daily basis we are seeing a clear shift in punishment apportioned for breaches of health and safety legislation as a direct result of the new sentencing guidelines.

On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines were launched in the United Kingdom for those who commit health and safety offences. They direct the courts to follow a structured approach, examining culpability, the seriousness of harm imposed and the likelihood of harm. There are various levels which reflect the scale within each category.

Of great significance to employers is that the process thereafter matches the results against turnover.

The Chimp Paradox by Dr.Steve Peters

chimp paradoxThe Chimp Paradox  is a theory put forward by Dr.Steve Peters and sets out a  powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person

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.