Defence College of Technical Training: An MOD Case Study

Research Paper Title Case Study – Ministry of Defence. Abstract For four years between 2009 and 2013 Colonel Garry Hearn, a serving army officer with over 35 years’ experience, was the principal of a large, then Defence College for Communications and Information Systems (renamed Defence School of CIS in 2012). This was a multi-site college with over 1,000 staff, 600 of which were trainers… Read More

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Interviews: Yes, They Really Did Ask That…

Although most interviewers during the recruitment process will ask relevant and appropriate questions, not everyone is so enlightened according the CIPDs People Management magazine (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). “A new list of the most shocking questions in recent UK graduate interviews, compiled by lawyers Thomas Mansfield, takes us back to the heyday of… Read More

Productivity: Pens & Employees

Treadmill desks were supposed to be the answer to declining productivity among office-bound employees. However, research suggests they do not work. A 12-week study by the University of Oregan has found they only offer a negligible boost to well-being. Although, luckily, help is at hand in the form of research from New York University which… Read More

53% of UK workers had a pay rise last year!

Whilst more than half of workers received a pay rise last year, and 63% are expecting one in 2015, the typical pay rise has been just 2% for two years running. The CIPDs latest ‘Employee Attitudes to Pay and Pensions‘ survey finds that almost half of respondents (48%) are dissatisfied with their employer’s pay decisions… Read More