Developing the workforce contributes to supporting staff and organisations to achieve their goals
Supporting the workforce to deliver their current role and prepare for the next is a key element of employability. UKCES Commission’s Employer Perspectives Survey 2012 identified that the majority of employers provide some form of development for their staff. Workforce development provides not only opportunities for staff to enhance their personal performance but also to engage in lifelong learning and manage their careers effectively.
We are committed to providing high quality opportunities to enhance professional practice, we offer a suite of bespoke training programmes, recent examples include:
- Advanced interviews skills, Theory and Reflective practice programmes for Level 6 and Social Media training for National Careers Service providers
- In-service training for school based career educators
- Strategic organisational development for university careers services in China and Malaysia
- Staff development in the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.
iCeGS recent work in this area includes:
- Hooley, T., Marriott, J. and Pearce, E. (2013). 'HR Strategies for Researchers: A Review of the HR Excellence in Research Award Implementation Activities Across Europe'. Cambridge: CRAC.
- Hooley, T., Watts, A. G., Sultana, R. G. and Neary, S. (2013). The 'blueprint' framework for career management skills: a critical exploration. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 41(2): 117-131.
- Moore, N. (2013). Improving Lifelong Career Guidance and ICT Support Project Croatia: Quality Performance Indicators. Zagreb: Croatian Employment Service.
- Policy Research Institute and International Centre for Guidance Studies (2012). Employer Practice in Progressing Low-paid Staff. London: UKCES.
- Policy Research Institute and International Centre for Guidance Studies (2012). Employer Practice in Progressing Low-paid Staff: Case Studies. London: UKCES.
- Neary, S. and Jackson, H. (2010). A Workforce Development Strategy for the Adult IAG Workforce in England. London: LLUK.
For further information contact Siobhan Neary on 01332 591580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.