A round up of the latest news and events to happen in the coaching and mentoring community. You can search the Coaching at Work archives by using the search box on the left.

NEWS RESEARCH: THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES OF COACHING SUPERVISION

Coaching supervision is on the rise globally but regions share similar challenges in ensuring it reaches its potential. Carol Whitaker and Kristina Crabbe report   Prominent figures in coaching supervision from all over the world took part in a collaborative enquiry into the global state of coaching supervision, organised by the Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) […]

LINKLATERS INITIATIVE TO BOOST TALENTED BAME STAFF

Linklaters is piloting a talent development programme to support BAME staff in progressing their careers and to help the law firm understand and overcome any barriers to advancement. The nine-month programme will use behavioural sciences to increase engagement and empowerment through a series of workshops, coaching sessions and online resources. As part of Linklaters’ Diversity & […]

BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Employers are prioritising professional development over the next two years. Research from the CIPD and LCP reveals that professional development is the top benefit employers plan to increase funding to over the next two years, followed by health and well-being. In the latest Reward Management report, 568 HR practitioners were surveyed about their organisation’s benefits […]

LEGAL & GENERAL INITIATIVE BOOSTS STAFF PROGRESS

Embedding coaching in Legal & General’s talent development programme has improved retention, employee engagement and performance. Legal & General created the Step Forward programme in response to a perceived lack of development opportunities for staff at lower grades. The programme, which focuses on supporting a coaching culture, has become embedded in the organisation and is […]

L&D BEST PLACED TO ‘OWN’ BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY

Learning & Development (L&D) departments are best placed to improve productivity – which 82% of business managers say is an organisational challenge and 96% say is an organisational priority for the coming year, according to research. More than three-quarters (85%) of business line managers believe L&D is best placed to take ownership for workforce productivity, […]

UK PROFESSIONALS: COACHING IS ‘CRITICAL’ TO SUCCESS

Coaching is integral to productivity and performance, with 84% of workers saying that coaching should be part of every business’s management and development programme, according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK professionals by City & Guilds Group. The survey asked professionals their thoughts and experiences of coaching in the workplace. Some 76% of employees […]

STAFF ENGAGEMENT MEASUREMENTS OFTEN UNCLEAR

Engagement surveys can give an inaccurate measure of true engagement – many staff who seem engaged are not at all, according to research by Ashridge Executive Education, Engage For Success and Oracle. Engaging employees is still proving to be challenging, finds the research. Only a quarter (25%) of teams were engaged while almost a third […]

TRUE POSITIVE GROWTH POST-TRAUMA IS ‘UNLIKELY’

A growing body of research suggests that post-traumatic growth is widespread, but very few studies have assessed people before and after traumas to establish whether positive changes have actually taken place, suggests a study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. The idea of such growth is more likely to be mostly illusory […]

BITC EMPLOYEE GUIDE TACKLES DOMESTIC ABUSE

Business-led charity Business in the Community (BITC) has launched guidance for supporting employees who may be affected by domestic abuse. An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16-59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year in the UK while two women each week and one man each month are killed in England and Wales by a […]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Step up support for those retiring As State Pension changes come into force in the UK, the Centre for Ageing Better urges employers to talk more and support staff more to help them plan for retirement. The Centre’s report on retirement says a significant number of people worry about retiring, and that there’s a general […]