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February 2016
  • 20 Feb 2016

    A Blueprint for Digital Transformation

    A BLUEPRINT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION. The ‘decision tree’ analysis will ensure that when a decision to digitalise is made, it is for the right reasons and will deliver the desired learning outcomes for the intended audiences. DSW concur with the CIPD that: “Through alignment of business need, learning objective, and user preference, choices can be made from a range of digital learning components, which can then be combined to create an effective digital learning solution.”
  • 04 Feb 2016

    Financial Advice Market Review: Is this RDR 2?

    SO WHAT DID WE CONCLUDE? We are convinced that financial advice is needed by the mass affluent, and even those with more simple financial needs, though more cost effective methods of distribution and advising must be designed and implemented. The FCA will publish their output from the review in the spring and will pave the way for the re-introduction of simplified advice methods, complemented by ‘roboadvice’, where technology will play an increasingly important role in the advice process.
  • 04 Feb 2016

    CPD: Planning for 2016

    OVER 200 EVENTS!! The 2016 calendar of CII exam revision and training courses in Doncaster has now been launched, with over 200 events in the schedule. In today’s financial services and insurance markets, professionalism is the key attribute. Consumer expectations have never been higher. The regulatory context is extensive and increasingly demanding. Competition is intense, with a multiplicity of distribution channels vying for the customer’s attention. The building blocks of professionalism for the financial services and insurance sectors are knowledge, competence and capability, underpinned by unswerving commitment to the highest standards of ethical practice. The CII’s tried and tested course programme has been created to accelerate and enhance personal development by delivering a flexible and engaging learning experience.
  • 04 Feb 2016

    Generational Differences on Your Team

    Today, businesses are faced with the prospect of a rapidly changing workforce. These conditions often put employees of varying ages together on teams. If leaders don’t have a flexible management style to work with this kind of diversity, team effectiveness and the organisation’s productivity can suffer. An adaptive style of leadership is needed. This example indicates how a leader can begin thinking that way.