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Reduce Staff Absence This Year – Winter Ready Workshops

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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?

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Management Apprentice of the Year

Monday, December 4th, 2017

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.

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Named Best Team Building Company in the UK

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Winner Team Building Expereince of the Year C&IT Awards 2017COTW Training, 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.

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Shortlisted For Two Awards at CIPD Wales People Management Awards

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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.

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Finalists at 2017 Conference and Incentive Travel Awards

Monday, September 4th, 2017

COTW Training are thrilled to announce our short-listing for the Team Building Experience of the Year Award at the Conference and Incentive Travel Awards 2017 (C&IT) for our Elite Team Performance work with Worcester Warriors Premiership Rugby Team.

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Engineering Sector Challenges in 2017

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Industry Survey Results

As we have a number of clients who work in the engineering sector we approached them to find out what they consider to be their main challenges for the remainder of the year.

We’ve collated their feedback and incorporated it into this infographic. Click through from the case studies to find ideas for addressing some of the problems highlighted.

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A Careers Strategy That Works for Everyone

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Position Statement from the Career Management Quality Alliance published in August 2017

The Career Management Quality Alliance represents four key organisations that share a commitment to the provision of high quality career management support services for young people and adults in England. Those organisations are: Assessment Services Ltd;the CareerDevelopment Institute (CDI); Careers England; and
the Quality in Careers Consortium.

The statement sets out the key elements that Alliance propose should be included in a strategy to achieve the overall aims. The Alliance are ready to work with the Government to agree the final strategy and to support its effective implementation.

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Career Development Institute Focus on Work Life Balance and Mental Health

Monday, August 14th, 2017

CDIGiven August is usually the time most people relax and take time off work the Career Development Institute is this month focusing on work life balance and mental health issues.

All the resources mentioned, and many more, are also accessible with direct links from the CPD Resources area of the Members’ Area of the CDI website. Resources are arranged according to the National Occupational Standards: Career Development (NOS:CD).

Resources related to work-life balance are in NOS:CD05 and 09. Remember too that the CDI’s Code of Ethics requires that ‘Members have a duty of care to themselves, both in terms of their personal integrity, personal safety and their capacity to practise in order to provide an effective service to clients.’

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Personnel Today Publish Article on COTW Training

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The trade publication ‘Personnel Today’ have published an article on us this month highlighting our new staff appointments and  growth plans.

It says the industry leading provider of research based personal, team and management development programmes, welcomes four new staff members as part of its ambitious expansion plans for the next year and a half.

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Former Front Line Combat Medic Joins Us

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Fran First Aid TrainerA former front line combat medic awarded the DZ Award For Bravery in Afghanistan has found a way of putting her unique experiences to good use in a new role with one of the UK’s most innovative training companies.

Francesca Burrows served on tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during 12 years of service with the Army. She has now joined COTW Training, a multi-award winning management and leadership development company based in Neath, South Wales, as a training executive delivering first aid and leadership qualifications.

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