Category Archives: Performance

How training impacts performance

CatZero celebrate their success with NEETs

Yesterday evening I was at an event celebrating the end of a three year programme run by the CatZero charity helping to remove the N from NEET (young people Not in Employment, Education or Training). Hull and the Humber have … Continue reading

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Are Apprenticeships fit for purpose?

I typed the word “apprenticeship” into a web browser and it generated 20.7 million references in 0.10 seconds. I learned – This is a “work based pathway to earn and learn”; there has been a 60% increase in apprenticeships in … Continue reading

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Addressing skills gaps and building skills capacity

Archomai offers a range of consultancy and delivery services to close the skills gap in mature, emerging, frontier and devastated markets – each one with quite different needs and priorities. Archomai’s work starts with a Brief. Recently, we were asked … Continue reading

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Simulators & skills go back a long way

‘Simulator (noun): any device or system that reproduces the conditions of a situation for the purposes of research or training’ (Collins, 2005) Years ago I lived in Hong Kong and would take off and land at the legendary Kai Tak … Continue reading

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Books on Skills: The Principles of Scientific Management, F W Taylor (1911)

If it was Adam Smith’s pin factory in the Wealth of Nations (1776) that first highlighted skills specialisation it was F W Taylor who built this into a science with this book written in 1911. It started in Bethlehem; at … Continue reading

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Skills transform the TRIPLE bottom line

The great Brasilian photographer, Sebastiao Salgado, compiled a book of photographs featuring workers all over the world – Trabajadores. Vivid images of thousands of unskilled workers clambering up the side of an open mine, others tethering flimsy bamboo scaffolding to the sides … Continue reading

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