Great leaders are V.I.P.s

by John Sorsby on March 30, 2015

Their status and position of authority that leaders have within an organisation means that they are, without doubt, Very Important People; but if we look beyond this view of leaders - based solely on their positions - and look at a more personal level, it is here that we start to understand the ... Read more

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Employers value work experience when recruiting

by Charmian Roberts MBE on March 19, 2015

Many of you will be aware that since the Government funding was cut, to provide support for the work experience programme across the country in years 10 and 11, any work experience programmes have varied from school to school and area to area. It has become fragmented and inconsistent. Schools ... Read more

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EEF Manufacturing Conference: Engineering Talent

by Laura Mucklow on March 13, 2015

The annual EEF Manufacturing Conference brings together the nation’s elite in manufacturing, politics and media to analyse and discuss the direction of British Industry. We were invited down to the organisation’s flagship event held in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster ... Read more

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The importance of bringing the team together

by Paul Brammer on March 4, 2015

This week our business held its annual seminar, an AGM affair. Importantly the bringing together of our people to share success and provide an opportunity to discuss business aspirations and our direction of travel; a truly fantastic occasion.

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Great to be in the "Team of Steel"

by Paul Brammer on February 25, 2015

Yesterday we posted an update on LinkedIn about Nicholas Associates being one of a number of local companies across the South Yorkshire region that have come together to support the Yorkshire Man of Steel and are now known as a “Team of Steel”. If you read through the website in detail, it ... Read more

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Learning from the values of the Czech Republic

by Liz Bailey on February 9, 2015

Along with many businesses at this time of year, we have just gone through the iterative process of designing our business plan and re-visiting our three year strategy. Often seen as a paper filling exercise by organisations, I strongly believe it is one of the most powerful processes of the ... Read more

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Helping your young apprentices make the transition

by Jacqueline Lovewell on January 29, 2015

We all know that those few weeks and months of a young person’s journey into the world of work when working as an apprentice for an organisation, are absolutely critical. They can make or break and it’s important that employers do lots of handholding to help and support apprentices in ... Read more

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Learning and Development; has it finally had a shake-up?

by Liz Bailey on January 21, 2015

Very soon I’m going to start my maternity leave and it’s also about to be my ten year anniversary of working in partnership with the cutting-edge Learning and Development (L&D) function of a global household brand. So, I thought that it might be a good time to reflect on my experience in ... Read more

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