Staying ahead of the curve

The learning industry is constantly evolving, embracing new technology, new ideas and new operating challenges. So it's crucial we have our finger on the pulse. We bring you the latest, best practice and industry insights. Let Cidori be your resident expert.

Managing without Training?

Wherever you are on the innate vs learned leadership skills debate, the fact is that trained managers are happier and untrained ones are much more likely to be looking for their next position. Recent studies suggest that as many as 25% of those managing/supervising others don’t get any management training, with up to 40% only … Continued

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Address that gap

Interesting to read recent comments from Sabby Gill, CEO at Thomas International in the context of education keeping pace (or not) with the rapidly changing workplace. He points up the developing skills gap many industries are experiencing and the need for HR leaders to address this by upskilling/reskilling employees. We couldn’t agree more – for … Continued

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Training “Revolution”

In recently giving evidence to the Parliamentary Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is reported to have urged MP’s that the Government must undertake a “training revolution”. Linking this to issues we are all feeling from supply chain delays, he called for a “bolstering” … Continued

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1000+ into jobs!

Cidori are delighted to announce reaching a massive pre-employment training milestone for the 2020-2021 academic year:  We’ve helped more than 1000 of our learners into jobs – more than a grand outcome!  With UK job vacancies at a 20 year high – hitting 1.1 million between July and September, (Office for National Statistics) the highest … Continued

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Skills ‘Crisis’

Some insightful, sobering remarks recently (Telegraph Business 30/09/2021) attributed to Next CEO, Lord Wolfson regarding the UK labour and skills landscape. Speaking not just of labour shortages impacting on Next’s logistics, he points up that the current skills “crisis” – across several sectors, requires a “demand-led approach to ensure the country has the skills it … Continued

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Investors in People

Cidori is delighted and immensely proud to have recently been awarded the prestigious Silver Investors in People award. Embedding strong leadership to support employee development and recognising outstanding achievement has led to an empowered Cidori workforce and this achievement is recognised by this award. This has allowed us to deliver apprenticeship programmes that strengthen workplace … Continued

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Jobs Post Furlough

According to recent findings by think tank “The Resolution Foundation” there could be as many as 1 million people still on the Government’s furlough scheme when it ends this month. This follows the HM Treasury ONS Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) statement 29 July 2021 with estimates that between 1.1 and 1.6 million people … Continued

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Apprenticeship Flexibilities

Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the necessity of harnessing technology in the delivery and assessment of learning – whether pre-employment (AEB) or apprenticeships. So, a positive announcement has been made recently by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to the effect that several of the “flexibilities” temporarily applying to apprenticeships during Covid-19 will … Continued

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Meeting Developing Business Needs

Emerging research suggests that many businesses are feeling more confident about prospects for growth – recent research by one specialist recruiter in the ‘Special UK Report: Demand for Skilled Talent’ suggests a significant uptick in UK business confidence levels. ( Interestingly however this confidence is tempered by an ongoing struggle to identify people with the … Continued

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SWAP to Recruit

Interesting to read McDonald’S CEO Paul Pomroy comments on the increasing challenges of attracting and recruiting the right talent – “it’s getting harder and harder to recruit”. Cidori recognises these challenges, and firmly believes that sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP) have a role to play in meeting them.   These funded, upskilling programmes are helping organisations … Continued

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