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Yearly Archives: 2024

Personal Development vs Skills-based Training – Which should you choose?

2024-06-18T13:07:56+01:00

Choosing the right solution for your needs - we explore the personal development vs skills-based training conundrumOne of the questions we get asked a lot is why choose personal development programmes over skills-based training? Investing in skills is very important, but technical competency must be supported by personal effectiveness and be sustainable over the longer term. As such, they are both equally important and should be invested in together.We understand how difficult it can be to organise training and budgets, against the varying demands from different stakeholders, restrictions, perceived outcomes and finding the right partner that fits the right programme."Around 77% [...]

Personal Development vs Skills-based Training – Which should you choose?2024-06-18T13:07:56+01:00

Employee Wellbeing: How to Identify Burnout

2024-06-11T10:39:15+01:00

Employee wellbeing is a growing concern in today's fast-paced work environment. Burnout is more than just feeling tired – it's a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged or excessive stress. Defined by World Health Organisation (WHO), burnout is a feeling of exhaustion and not only impacts individual well-being, but also leads to decreased productivity, higher absenteeism, and increased turnover. This can have a significant financial cost for organisations, affecting everything from project timelines to customer satisfaction. Here at Springboard Consultancy, we're passionate about fostering a work environment that champions wellbeing and empowers all employees, regardless of gender [...]

Employee Wellbeing: How to Identify Burnout2024-06-11T10:39:15+01:00

New Open Programme Schedule 2024/25

2024-06-18T12:09:42+01:00

Unlock Peak Performance with Accessible Personal & Professional Development ProgrammesWe are delighted to share our new open programme schedule for the 2024/25 academic year, designed to support men and women with the tools and techniques they need to thrive in their personal and professional lives, creating a measurable impact on the organisations they work for. Our schedule includes our acclaimed Springboard Work & Personal Development Programme for Women, Navigator Work & Personal Development for Men as well as the opportunity for freelance trainers and organisations to build in-house capability to deliver our proven programmes themselves with our Trainer Licensing Programme.This exciting [...]

New Open Programme Schedule 2024/252024-06-18T12:09:42+01:00

People Before Profit: Why Investing in HR is Crucial During a Cost-of-Living Crisis

2024-05-28T12:10:55+01:00

The current cost-of-living crisis presents a significant challenge for businesses. Budgets are tightening, and every expense needs careful scrutiny. However, prioritising people before profit investments in your HR department might seem counterintuitive. Here's why it's actually the smartest move you can make: Engaged Employees Drive Efficiency and Growth A happy, engaged workforce is a productive one. When employees feel valued and invested in, they're more likely to go the extra mile, resulting in improved efficiency, higher quality output, and a stronger bottom line. Investing in personal and professional development programmes shows employees you're committed to their growth. This fosters a sense [...]

People Before Profit: Why Investing in HR is Crucial During a Cost-of-Living Crisis2024-05-28T12:10:55+01:00

The Key to Reducing Staff Turnover: Invest in Personal Development Programmes

2024-05-21T16:01:32+01:00

The revolving door of staff turnover is a familiar sight for many HR professionals. But what lies beneath the surface of this seemingly endless cycle? It's not just disgruntled employees seeking greener pastures. Often, the root causes of staff turnover are internal issues that can be addressed. Every year, an average of 16.8% of UK employees leave their jobs (Capacity Insights). Staff turnover is a pressing issue for many organisations, affecting productivity, morale, and the bottom line. As an organisation, you're likely all too familiar with the challenges of retaining top talent. One effective solution is investing in personal development programmes. [...]

The Key to Reducing Staff Turnover: Invest in Personal Development Programmes2024-05-21T16:01:32+01:00

Bridging the Gap: How to Address the Gender Pay Gap in Your Organisation (and Why It Matters)

2024-05-14T15:50:26+01:00

The gender pay gap remains a persistent issue in workplaces around the world. In 2023, the gap among full-time employees increased to 7.7%, up from 7.6% in 2022 [ONS gender pay gap statistics]. This disparity not only impacts individual financial security but also hinders talent acquisition, innovation, and overall business success. As champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), HR professionals and individuals alike have a crucial role to play in addressing this challenge. Understanding the Complexities The gender pay gap is a multifaceted issue. While some of it can be attributed to outright discrimination, often it stems from unconscious bias, [...]

Bridging the Gap: How to Address the Gender Pay Gap in Your Organisation (and Why It Matters)2024-05-14T15:50:26+01:00

Springboard Consultancy Provides an Inclusive Experience Online

2024-04-24T10:55:23+01:00

Springboard Consultancy now provides an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology. Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 25% of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or if they speak English as a second language. The Recite Me assistive toolbar on [...]

Springboard Consultancy Provides an Inclusive Experience Online2024-04-24T10:55:23+01:00

Gender-Specific Personal Development: Mythbusting & Building Inclusive Growth

2024-03-13T10:11:03+00:00

Join the conversation driven on breaking down gender stereotypes and creating inclusive spaces for personal development with Kirsty Lancaster, our EDI Programme Manager at Springboard Consultancy. Kirsty explains our approach to single-gender personal and professional development, and why we do it this way. Read on for insights and to debunk misconceptions! As the technical expert and ED&I ambassador at Springboard Consultancy, I am passionate about challenging sexism, stereotyping, and discrimination in organisations. But let's talk about a common dilemma - gender-specific personal development programmes. Have you ever wondered why these programmes exist and if they truly serve a purpose in advancing [...]

Gender-Specific Personal Development: Mythbusting & Building Inclusive Growth2024-03-13T10:11:03+00:00

Positive Mindset: Powering Success in Career & Childbirth

2024-03-07T16:22:36+00:00

Have you ever heard of Roger Bannister? He was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. Prior to his success, sports journalists had us convinced that it couldn’t be done. Whether or not you believe that athletes would have reached this barrier eventually, it’s no surprise that Bannister’s attitude towards the feat was one of positivity. If we believe that we will be successful in something, we are more likely to work hard to make it happen. And if we feel like we are going to fail, our actions correspond accordingly. Bannister visualised himself breaking the barrier [...]

Positive Mindset: Powering Success in Career & Childbirth2024-03-07T16:22:36+00:00

How To Unlock Success Through Coaching in the Workplace

2024-01-23T16:52:21+00:00

Achieving success isn't just about climbing the traditional ladder. It's about navigating a complex ecosystem where talent, potential, and individual strengths intersect with diverse perspectives and equal opportunities. Regular coaching acts as a powerful tool to unlock success through coaching, empowering individuals from all backgrounds to thrive. Here's some proof why from LinkedIn: 80% of coaching clients say that they improved their self-esteem or self-confidence thanks to coaching. 73% of coaching clients say that coaching helps them improve their relationships, communication skills, interpersonal skills, work performance, work/life balance, and wellness. 51% of companies with a strong coaching culture have higher revenues [...]

How To Unlock Success Through Coaching in the Workplace2024-01-23T16:52:21+00:00
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