The Roles of a Mentor

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In 2004, David Clutterbuck, co-founder and lifetime ambassador of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, coined a useful acronym for what mentors do: Manage the relationship Encourage Nurture Teach Offer mutual respect Respond to the learner’s needs At first, the mentor is likely to take responsibility for developing the relationship, …

How old is mentoring?

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How old is mentoring? When and where did it all start? According to the Greek Odyssey, a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus. This original ‘Mentor’ was appointed by Odysseus to act as tutor and guide to his son Telemachus while Odysseus was fighting in Troy. …

Do recruiters have sufficient cashflow?

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Bibby Financial Services asks: Do recruiters have sufficient cashflow to cope with increasing client demand for candidates? The UK has long suffered from skills shortages, particularly in key sectors such as construction and manufacturing. But many believe that the UK’s divorce from the EU will compound the issue, derailing the …

Pointless road signs to be chopped down

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Thousands of pointless road signs are set to be axed from the roadside, after a new Department for Transport (DD report found most are “entirely superfluous”. In 2015, the DfT launched a new Road Signs Task Force to investigate the rise in road traffic signs. The UK currently has around 4.3 million signs, with many installed under …

The Key Aspects of Mentoring

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Although it is considered possible for a line manager to also be a mentor to the people that he or she manages unlike a line management relationship such as this, mentoring relationships tend to be voluntary on both sides, and often with a third party. Unlike a typical coaching relationship, …

Helpful webinars from HMRC

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HMRC is providing some helpful seminars covering areas such as claiming the right expenses, budgeting and self-employed National Insurance contributions. Delegates can ask questions using the on-screen text box during all of our live webinars. If you haven’t joined a webinar before? This guide will tell you what you need to …

Employer pays £26k+ for a 97p mistake

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In this case study we look at the case of a retail giant who was fined over £26,000 for wrongly dismissing a member of staff who “stole” goods worth 97p from his workplace. Our pro members can read the article in full, and learn from the case conclusions as well as seek further information, advice, guidance and even support from other members.