Author: Rich Holmden

GROW Model

The GROW model is probably the most used and the most famous of all coaching models. In this blog we will explore its background, consider what makes it so popular and give some basics on how the model works- The Evolution of the GROW Model The GROW coaching model, known for its simplicity and effectiveness,

Upskilling with Adult Apprenticeships

Introduction We are in a state of constant change, the job market is no exception. Industries evolve, technologies advance, and skill requirements transform at an unprecedented pace. The need for continuous workforce development cannot be overstated. Enter adult apprenticeships – a strategic solution for upskilling that delivers tangible return on investment. This approach is not

Getting to Know CIPD: A Quick History Trip

CIPD isn’t just another organisation—it’s THE place for HR professionals looking to up their game. It’s been around for more than a century, starting as a small professional body and growing into a global community. It’s all about giving HR professionals the tools, knowledge, and skills to make a real difference in the workplace. Membership

Empowering Futures: The Vital Role of the Apprenticeship Institute

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, the bridge between aspiring professionals and their dream careers is often built on practical experience and specialised skills. Enter the Apprenticeship Institute – a powerhouse of professional development. But what exactly does this institution do, and why has it become a cornerstone for those looking to navigate the complexities

Bridging the Skills Divide: The Power of Government Apprenticeships

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, the mismatch between employers’ needs and job seekers’ skills—widely known as the skills gap—poses a significant challenge, particularly within government sectors. These sectors demand up-to-date expertise in fields such as technology, healthcare, and beyond. Thankfully, government apprenticeships are emerging as a formidable solution to bridge this gap. Unpacking the

The Organisational Lifeline: The Benefits of Performance Improvement Plan for Both Employees and Employers

In the intricate dance of organisational growth and employee development, Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) play a pivotal role, often misunderstood and underrated in their capacity to transform challenges into triumphs. Traditionally viewed through a lens of last-resort measures for underperforming employees, the narrative around PIPs is ripe for a renaissance. This blog post delves into