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.

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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Realising Re-skilling Potential

“Why lose talent when (people) have the potential to be reskilled?” What a timely question posed (HRreview June 18) by Jo-Ann Feeley. Upskilling needs to be high on the agenda for employers as businesses emerge into the changed Covid-19 landscape – and this surely requires re-engagement with the apprenticeship levy. As part of the bespoke … Continued

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3 R’s and the Current Climate

Back to school (or not) seems a big talking point currently – but not of course the only education issue… Cidori appreciates that the current situation presents unique challenges to businesses who want to develop their people – which brings us to the key role training will have when it comes to 3 vital R’s: … Continued

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‘Construct a Career’ Partners with Wates

Cidori is delighted to see more successful outcomes from our most recent ‘Construct a Career’ collaboration with O’Neill & Brennan, delivered in partnership with the Wates Group in Brent. Wates currently has a number of live sites across Brent that will offer job opportunities for graduates of Construct a Career, which offers rapid solutions to … Continued

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Getting ready for Brexit: Food and Drinks Manufacturing

Combine the automotive and aerospace sectors and you start to understand the scale of Food and Drink Manufacturing in the UK. According to a  Food & Drink Federation recent report, this sector contributes some £28.2b to the economy annually and employs some 400,000 people. It therefore represents a key component of the nation’s ‘farm to … Continued

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Apprenticeship Standards let you mind your own business

Every business needs a capable, confident and skilled workforce. And if our client experience is anything to go by, apprenticeships are often the not-so-secret weapon to achieve it. We know they really work. Yet the structure for designing and assessing apprenticeships has, in the main, focused on a frameworks model favouring academic achievement over occupational … Continued

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