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?
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.
COTW 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.
We’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.
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.
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.
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.
Given 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.’
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.
A 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.