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Emotional Intelligence Toolkit for Graduates

Emotional Intelligence Toolkit for Graduates Companies want to attract the best talent. This often translates into recruiting graduates with both the right aptitude scores and the right technical skills. But what about behaviour? Technical ability...

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And Repeat……practice and developing talent

And Repeat……practice and developing talent "Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness."  Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Gladwell’s view on attaining greatness is frequently cited as a formula for becoming expertly skilled in a...

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Graduate Development Programmes: Generation Z

Graduate Development Programmes: Generation Z Graduate development programmes have consistently proven to be invaluable in the transfer and assimilation of organisation culture and values. Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2012) are now...

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Trailblazer Apprentice Programme: ILM approval for Dove Nest

Trailblazer Apprentice Programme: ILM approval for Dove Nest Dove Nest are proud to announce that our Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Operational Managers and Departmental Heads, has received the seal of approval from the ILM. So now, upon...

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My Internship with Leadership Experts Dove Nest Group

My Internship with Leadership Experts Dove Nest Group I stepped out of my car into some beautiful Cumbrian sunshine after a long morning drive. This was the first day of a month internship working with Dove Nest. I opened the glass door into...

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Why Middle Management Needs the Apprentice Levy

Why Middle Management needs the apprentice levy Last week Dove Nest attended the Training and Development summit at Whittlebury Hall, hosted by Forum Events. The event brought together HR, Training and L&D professionals from a wide...

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The Next Big Challenges for HR - 6 Key Tips from Dove Nest

The Next Big Challenges for HR - 6 Key Tips from Dove Nest Group A recent report from “People Management” – ‘The Challenges and Opportunities facing HR in 2017’ – shows the change in emphasis HR professionals are facing compared with...

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How leadership experts celebrate! - Dove Nest at 35

How do leadership experts celebrate - Dove Nest at 35 35 years is a significant milestone, but what exactly was Dove Nest celebrating? 35 years of a successful business? 35 years’ service to happy customers? 35 years developing talent?...

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Corporate Retreat Alternative: Eat Sleep Work Retreat

Corporate Retreat Alternative: Eat Sleep Work Retreat There are so few places to truly unplug, so choosing the right space for a Corporate Retreat, is essential. Disconnecting gives us time to restore, rebuild and relax. Getting closer to...

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Leadership and development: Join us to Celebrate 35 years of innovative solutions

Leadership and Development: Join us to celebrate 35 years of innovative solutions Thursday 11th until Saturday 13th May sees a celebration of 35 years as a leadership development organisation.  Since the company opened its doors in 1982, we...

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5 tips to get the most from the new Apprentice Levy

5 ways to get the most from the new Apprentice Levy Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island somewhere, chances are you will have read some of the vast amount of media coverage devoted to the topic of the Apprentice Levy that came into...

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Culture Change and ROI

Culture Change and ROI... Dove Nest started by delivering a Leading Leaders programme for me over a two year period with clear measurable KPIs including  improving employee retention, reducing agency costs and improving quality ratings. this then...

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The thing about Emotional Intelligence

The thing about Emotional Intelligence... I have been thinking about emotional intelligence a great deal lately. To be in line with most of my colleagues at Dove Nest I have just completed my MHS EQi-2.0 certification training so have had an...

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Dove Nest Group achieves Government Approved Status

Dove Nest Group achieves Government Approved Status: Leading clients through the levy labyrinth So much has been written about the new apprentice levy that there’s a growing feeling of “levy fatigue” amongst Learning, Development and Talent...

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Accelerating development of Leadership Teams

Lookers have taken a progressive approach to accelerate the development of their Franchise Leadership Teams by partnering with Dove Nest Group, with a clear objective of delivering tangible business results. Here are a few quotes received from...

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Farewell to the 2014 Balfour Beatty Graduate's

Dove Nest are proud to have been supporting the 2014 Balfour Beatty Graduate's on their Development Programme since January 2015. We wish all the graduates the best of luck as they continue their personal growth and progression in the industry. ...

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End of Summer....?

Apologies to any loyal readers of this blog who may have missed reading what I’ve been doing (there may be someone out there who falls into this category.  I can reassure anyone concerned about my wellbeing (or workload) that I am alive, well and...

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The Apprenticeship Levy – Are you ready for it?

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? From April 2017 the world of learning and development within the UK will dramatically change; from then all organisations, whether public or private, who have an annual payroll over £3 million will pay 0.5% of the...

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Collaborative Hiring

This article explores the rising interest in Collaborative Hiring, poses fundamental questions and provides some considerations about how to do it meaningfully. The BBC recently raised the profile of Collaborative Hiring in its three part factual...

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The Resilient Leader

Welcome to the first post in the new Dove Nest Blog. My name is Peter Gregson and I am one of the Dove Nest Programme Managers. I’ll be blogging about anything that takes my fancy as I go about my work and travelling up and down the country. As...

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