Tag: Developing People

Moving decision making down the line

Introduction Today, we have moved well beyond the time when decisions were made at the top of an organisation and then passed ‘down the line’ to ground floor operatives. In modern organisations, important...

Delivering business objectives staff development

Introduction Sodexho is the world’s largest food and management services company. Set up in 1965 by Pierre Bellon with a single catering unit in Marseilles, Sodexho has grown very quickly. It is French...

Investing in training to safeguard the future

Training and innovation The Group aims to be Europe's most innovative, profitable and customer focused printing company. It is constantly looking for ways to enhance its service to its customers through better products,...

Developing skills in a large organisation through training and development

Introduction National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities. It focuses on the delivery of energy (gas and electricity) safely, reliably, responsibly and efficiently. The networks include: around 4,500 miles of overhead power...

Training and development as a strategy for growth

Introduction Siemens is a leading technology business and one of the largest electrical and electronics engineering companies in the world. In the UK, it employs over 20,000 people and is in the top...

Investing in people and in brands

Introduction In the modern world brands are as important as the products they represent. Customers only trust reputable brands, so maintaining its brand's reputation is a key objective for a successful business. At...

The role of training and development in career progression

Introduction As an organisation develops, it creates working practices within the business that reflect its way of doing things. These practices become embedded in decisions and operations. The way of doing things guides...

Developing people through training

The Forestry Commission is a government department, making it a public sector organisation. Its mission is 'to protect and expand Britain's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the...

Training and development at NDA

Introduction Nuclear reactors for the production of energy (electricity) were first used in the mid-1950s. In 2005 the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was set up by the UK government to clear and decontaminate...

Meeting business needs through training and development

Introduction ASDA’s mission is ‘to be Britain’s best value retailer exceeding customer needs, everyday’ . This is backed by its purpose - ‘to save everyone money, everyday’ . ASDA recognises that these depend on a commitment...

Managing change through training and development

Introduction Britain relies on rail. The railway is a vital part of Britain’s economy and infrastructure. More people travel by rail now than since the 1920s, even though there are 50% fewer rail...

Business expansion through training and development

Introduction Aldi is a leading retailer with over 8,000 stores worldwide. It continues to expand in Europe, North America and Australia. The Aldi brand is associated with value for money. Its stores provide...

Apprenticeship training within the steel industry

Introduction Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) is a steel producer and engineering company. Based in South Yorkshire, the heartland of traditional steel production, the company has six subsidiaries, including operations in America and...

Developing a career path in retail

‘Harrods of London’ is a British institution. It is probably the most well-known and respected retail store in the world. For 162 years, Harrods has built its unique reputation supported by its...

Increasing employee engagement through HRM

Harrods is a brand that is recognised all over the world. Its Knightsbridge store has 1 million square feet of selling space with over 330 different departments. Its global reputation and prestige...
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