Driving Leadership CMI

I don't think I have ever got back from anything, especially on a Friday afternoon and felt the need to let everyone know about it. The CMI Scotland conference was excellent with inspirational speakers.

On your marks, get set ... ... Go!

by Margo Findlay, Training Matters Change is part of our every day lives and never more so than in the world of work. Technology has made sure that the working landscape bears little resemblance to the one we grew up with, no matter your age.

Will completing a qualification help you gain promotion?

One of the things I really love about my job is sending congratulation emails to people who have achieved their qualification. It feels really good to know that the hard work is done and it’s time to enjoy the sense of achievement!

Management Matters

It’s that time of year when people start to think about doing “some” kind of training. It’s an autumn thing. But what? Well for those of you still thinking about it, Management and leadership qualifications are worth a look and here’s why.........

Warm, Connected Community…. by Claire Dickie

The values of the Sheraton brand are embodied in all that we do here at The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh and we truly are a place where our people feel valued and rewarded and as a result stay longer.

Do something! - by Mary Scott

I'm not really into poetry. It's one of the many things I wish I knew more about, it seems like something I'd enjoy but I've never spent enough time on it…yet. However, the first thing that came into my head when asked to write this was a poem often recited to me growing up (my dad actually quoted it at my sister's wedding!)

Growing Through Education

In IBM continuing to grow through education is key to your success so when the opportunity came up to work with Margo and Roberta from Training Matters I had to oblige! From the very first meeting with Margo I felt so comfortable and at ease – she is a very inspirational lady!

How personal and professional development should really work

At Training Matters, we have always maintained that a big part of an organisations success is down to the talented people who work within them. We want to feature one of our candidates this month who is a real inspiration to other people and a true example of how personal and professional development should really work.

First Minister Helps Serve Up New Five Star Apprenticeship

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today [27th September] helped to serve up plans for a new Scottish hospitality apprenticeship scheme as part of the legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Diageo Chief Executive Ivan Menezes welcomed Mr Salmond to the Johnnie Walker Experience at The 2014 Ryder Cup to announce the Scottish Hospitality Apprenticeship – an industry-led initiative to establish the first apprenticeship of its kind in the UK.

Pure Dead Brilliant

I always said that I wanted to be a part of Glasgow 2014, even before the euphoria of London 2012 grasped the nation. However, it was only a chance comment by a friend that I realised that there were pre-games volunteer positions.

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