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186 weeks ago, by James
Elmfield Training administration and scandal
The company has received £100m of public funding. £60m of that was to train apprentices for one employer; Morrisons.

Morrisons half year profits to August 2013 were £344m. Aren't supermarket employees generally trained 'on the job' and why is the government funding training for such a profitable organisation?

A Newsnight investigation has revealed various malpractices and the owner took £3 million out of the company in the first year of the Morrisons contract.

What a mess.
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187 weeks ago, by Richard
Free WiFi at hotels
It's taken a while but it seems that most hotels now offer free Wifi. A few are still charging. Would this make a difference to your decision to base an event at a hotel?
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187 weeks ago, by Pj
Commitment at work
I'm researching this subject and would like to know your opinions.

What is the value of commitment from employees to a business? What is the cost of low commitment?
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188 weeks ago, by James
Flying high after an event
Do you find it difficult to 'come down' after you've been up in front of an audience? I often find myself buzzing until the early hours unable to sleep which is fine unless I'm delivering again the next day.

How do you bring yourself down after an event?
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188 weeks ago, by Simon
It depends on the event. I do so many caricaturing parties that they can vary wildly in character and atmosphere. It's the occasional ones where I'm made to feel like a brilliant artistic genius which take a while to come down from. I often need a quiet meal and drink on the way home and by the time I reach the end of the Northern Line I'm ready for bed.
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189 weeks ago, by James
Associations
Are you a member of any business associations and, if so, what benefits have they brought you?
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187 weeks ago, by Jackie
I'm a fully fledged member of the Professional Speaking Association. I can use the logo in my marketing (which allegedly reassures clients) while the learning and networking has been invaluable in growing my business.
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191 weeks ago, by James
When did you last earn £250,000 a year?
Well, now may be your chance. Headhunters are looking for a new head for the Government funded Construction Industry Training Board and the salary and bonus will add up to a cool quarter million.

Unions have pointed out that this sum could fund 30 of the apprentices that the CITB will be promoting.

I'd like to point out that it's bonkers and completely detached from any sort of reality that most people in the training industry understand.

Government; nice work if you can get it.
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191 weeks ago, by Jackie
Chop chop busy busy work work bang bang
I was booked for more training in June this year than any other month previously. July and August were quieter, but September has gone mad!

Has everyone suddenly unleashed their training budget? Has the recession actually finished? Are you seeing this too?
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190 weeks ago, by Simon
Mixed for us but a bit more positive, certainly.

How are you doing your marketing? Has that changed?
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192 weeks ago, by James
Icebreakers
They don't have the best reputation, do they? I'm talking about the low cost / free ones that many trainers run at the start of a workshop to loosen people up.

How do you make sure that people enjoy them and they're not too uncomfortable for people? Any tips?
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191 weeks ago, by James
I think there's a thin line between a well delivered icebreaker than does its job and the participants enjoy and a badly delivered one that feels corny and unnecessary. It would be interesting to explore the difference.
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