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CIPD FINDS 49% OF UK WORKERS WRONGLY SKILLED

There’s a widespread skills mismatch between employees and jobs in the UK, while Britain’s workers are trailing behind counterparts elsewhere when it comes to being creative. Almost half (49%) of UK workers are in jobs they are either under- or over-skilled for, according to the CIPD’s report Over-skilled and Underused: Investigating the Untapped Potential of […]

YOUGOV: 64% OF JOB CHOICES MOTIVATED BY MONEY

Salary then working hours are the top two factors people consider when thinking about a new job or career, suggests a survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust. The research carried out by YouGov finds that money is the biggest motivator behind career choice (64%), followed by working hours (55%), and […]

FEMALE LEADERS MATCH MALE TRAITS YET BIAS REMAINS

Emotional intelligence and personality traits of female and male leaders are the same but perceived differently, which can hold back the very women businesses are seeking as leaders, suggests research by people assessment specialists, Thomas International. Despite widespread stereotypes, female leaders are no more empathetic than male leaders, and male leaders are no more assertive […]

UK FIRMS FAILING TO TACKLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

As more research highlights how widespread sexual harassment still is at work and how little many employers are doing to tackle this, the spotlight is on coaches to explore how they might help. Despite nearly 4 in 10 (37%) women having been sexually harassed at work in the past 12 months and the rise of […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHING AT WORK 2018 AWARDS: THE RESULTS ARE IN

The winners of this year’s Coaching at Work Awards are Tim Dench, Anne Hathaway, Eve Turner, Edna Murdoch and Louise Sheppard. The award results were announced by editor Liz Hall at a ceremony at the end of the annual Coaching at Work conference in London on 4 July. It was followed by a reception sponsored […]

ACAS STREAMLINES COACHING WITH LEAN APPROACH

by Nicole Berg Workplace relations training organisation, Acas, has boosted the number of managers holding quick coaching-style conversations, supporting its large-scale cultural transformation, thanks to partnering with Thrive Partners. Thrive Partners aims to democratise coaching and mentoring by making it happen easily and quickly – a Lean approach. It supported Acas to adopt a Lean […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – COACHES MUST BECOME ‘AGENTS OF UNCERTAINTY’

Prof. Enesto Spinelli challenged the conference delegates to become agents of uncertainty in their coaching, embracing the fact that we are all inter-connected and thus nothing is certain. In his opening keynote Spinelli said, “Uncertainty doesn’t have to be negative, it can be energising as well as anxiety-producing. “Existentialism takes the view that uncertainty is […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – ADOPT THE STANCE OF ‘IDIOCY’, URGES SPINELLI

by Nicole Berg Adopting a stance of curiosity – of idiocy even, where everything is questioned – promotes creativity and meaning-making for the client, according to leadership coach and well-known expert on existentialism, Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, who led a workshop on working with uncertainty. Spinelli cited German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, who described two types of dialogue. […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHES MUST FIND THEIR PLACE IN THE TECH FUTURE

Disruptive technology can offer many benefits, including improvements in cost efficiency, diagnostics, agility, accuracy, learning effectiveness and the ability to offer on-demand support – and to more people. by Nicole Berg If we embrace technology as a profession, as individual practitioners and as employers, it can present many opportunities, suggested a panel at the Coaching […]