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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

Missing piece in the apprentice employment solution

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

Mind the skills gap

Employers, mind the gap

by Paul Brammer on November 12, 2014

There are so many stories in the press about employers struggling to combat skill gaps and it seems to me that this same record has been playing for the many years that I’ve been involved in the learning and skills arena. For me there are a few key ways that employers can help combat the ... Read more

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