Helping employers support a diverse workforce

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) today publishes its latest guidance for employers – the Employer’s Guide to Recruitment: Support Your Employees.

Digital Minister explains why digital skills are important to Scotland

The Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy Kate Forbes MSP was the keynote speaker at our recent "Developing Your Digital Workforce" event. In her speech she explained why digital skills are so important to the Scottish Government, and to the Scottish economy.

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018

Now in its 17th year, the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards brings together apprentices, employers and training providers from all over Scotland to celebrate the contribution apprenticeships make to the economy.

Training Matters celebrate their 20th year by looking to the future

We launched our successful "Back to the Future" programme this year and it sums up what we are all about. We have taken our experience and learning gained over the last 20 years through periods of intense challenge and change, and looked to the future to embrace technology and grow our managers of the future.

Leadership Matters

Effective leadership really does matter. The events of this few months have shown us this, from the Uber Chief taking time out after a disastrous management review to Theresa May losing her parliamentary majority apparently because of her leadership style. And yet… … formal leadership and management development is seen often as a luxury. People get promoted because they are good at what they do.

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.