March 2013 Newsletter

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Well here we are, in spring (although you’d be forgiven for not realising!), it’s been an incredibly busy start to the year and we’ve been involved in some incredible things too.

This year I have been asked to join the governments ‘Engage for success’ guru group to represent SMEs.

I’m very excited about this, not only because I’ve never been a guru before but also the fact that we have the opportunity to influence at a national level! I’ve been to a regional event and it was great to hear the challenges that businesses face and ideas to help increase engagement. Engage for success has a web site which is packed full of tool, ideas and event why not take a moment to look or even add the site to your favourites .

Who We Are – The Benefits

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Some of the benefits of focusing on People and Performance

We want to achieve results that make a difference to you, your teams and your business. We all know the benefits of having a workforce who are inspired and enjoy coming into work, where there is a good atmosphere in the workplace and everyone supports each other – this is the kind of place we all want to work. However, investing in the development of your people is an important decision and we will work with you to make sure you are getting a return on your investment. Here are just some of the results you can expect to see as a result of focusing on your people and their performance:

Who we are…..

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Pro-Development (UK) Limited believes that to grow and develop business, one of the key areas of focus should be on Growing and developing your People. Pro-Development (UK) Limited was founded to deliver bespoke people, learning and development solutions which drive value and achieve the right outcomes for your business.  Having over 20 years’ experience in the learning and development profession, we have a passion for delivering solutions that make a difference to both individuals and your business.  Pro-Development’s key focus is to work with you to understand your business and ensure any outcomes are completely designed around your specific needs.  We don’t deliver “off-the-shelf” material – we do deliver a holistic solution which is completely tailored to your situation.

Launching Management Development in 2014 21 October 2013

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A highly creative programme aimed at managers and leaders in SMEs. This Programme will provide you with an opportunity to learn about yourself, discovering how you remain authentic whilst bringing out the very best in your teams and colleagues.
  • 43% of UK managers rate their line manager as ineffective.
  • Ineffective management is estimated to be costing UK businesses over 19 Billion per year in lost working hours. – Dept. for Bus innovation and skills (July 2012)
  • 72% of employees reported a lack of leadership & management skills in their organisations – CIPD May 2012
  • 62% of people leave their job as a result of their manager