A Sik Mind? - With Dr George Sik - September 2015
Sunday, 20th September 2015
Our 360 Degree system has become one of the best-loved features of our Psychometric Portal in a short space of time with many of our clients, whose use for it covers many aspects of development and appraisal, as well as coaching specifically. We were by no means the first suppliers of such a system but having had a lot of other systems to look at was very helpful, as we were able to see what we thought worked and didn’t work in a good 360 degree system.
A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - December 2014
Monday, 15th December 2014
With coaching ever more essential in the workplace, it is always fascinating to see psychometrics employed in this field. Although traditionally associated with selection, personality profiling is increasingly used in learning and development and indeed the area of coaching specifically, with our instrument, The Quest Profiler, being no exception. The section about Conflict Styles and Conflict Resolution, for example, helps remind us that different people deal with conflicts and adversarial situations in different ways, and the better we understand these, the more we can see why conflicts might have occurred in the past and try to stop them from happening in the future.
A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - May 2015
Friday, 8th May 2015
It looks like there was plenty of lively discussion at the BEER Winners’ Dinner, much of it about the interaction between individuals and an organisation’s culture and values. Engaging people as they become part of a company’s vision and strategy, bringing two different cultures together in the case of a merger or acquisition and making sure that everyone on every level is involved in being part of the bigger picture were all addressed and, coming from the psychometric point of view, it is always good to hear how useful the diagnostic aspects of our Culture and Engagement questionnaire have been in helping to make these things happen.
As more and more organisations are measuring the engagement of their people, the more they recognise the need for great leadership
Friday, 10th June 2016
eras recognises that the development of leaders and managers is key to the success of your organisation. As more and more organisations are measuring the engagement of their people, the more they recognise the need for great leadership. eras offers practical, business-focused management qualifications for your executives, managers, supervisors or team leaders.
Best Employers Eastern Region Engagement Conference and Awards 2016.
Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Celebrating the region’s best employers, the Best Employers Eastern Region engagement conference will feature guest speakers from organisations leading the way in employee engagement. We will also celebrate the leading companies who have taken part in the survey.
Best Employers, Employee Engagement Conference attracts over 100 business people from across the region
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Put simply, the Best Employers Eastern Region Initiative is three easy steps: Step one: The Survey “The Psychometric Portal’, is online and is 100% confidential, encouraging open and honest answers from employees providing an authentic reflection of your company culture and values. Step two: The Seminars Following completion of the survey, participants are invited to attend a series of workshops designed to help put the results into practice. Covering leadership and employee engagement, with guest speakers from business leaders across the region, it is the perfect opportunity to find innovative solutions for your business and find out if you have won an award. Step three: The Awards celebrate the best in the Eastern Region. All participants are automatically entered for a series of awards including: innovation, employee engagement and Customer Focus as well as county specific awards.
CIPD and Engage for Success announce a new collaboration
Friday, 30th September 2016
As proud partners of both the CIPD and the Engage for Success movement, eras are delighted to share the news of a new collaboration which will see the CIPD become the prime sponsor of Engage for Success. By working closing together they will combine their voices to influence and support organisational thinking and practice to build more engaged, productive and aligned workforces.
Coaching for Results in Business
Thursday, 26th May 2016
Whilst coaching has been a key part of sporting success for many years, it has only recently been highlighted as an essential business tool. In today's fast moving and complex global world, coaching is increasingly the most effective way of achieving sustained learning and development of both individuals and teams. Top performance results from properly focused attention and investment. More and more companies are turning to coaching to complement the overall development of the individual. After all, it's individuals that create excellence. This approach allows space for conventional technical skill based training as well as a focus on individual issues that enhance performance, and the payoffs are significant.
East Anglia's 'Best Employers' to be crowned at innovative workplace culture conference
Friday, 16th September 2016
The Best Employers Eastern Region 2016 Awards conference will take place on Thursday 6 October at Hengrave Hall in Bury St Edmunds, celebrating the region’s best places to work and featuring guest speakers from high profile organisations discussing leadership, culture and its impact on business performance.
Engagement is not just for surveys
Friday, 20th May 2016
We believe passionately in the power of engagement, just like everyone reading this no doubt does. If we really want to change the perception that engagement is just for surveys, we need to be brave and ask more difficult questions, establish deep commitment to the cause across the board, and help people think differently about the role they play. Satisfying as landing a great engagement survey is, there is a far more engaging opportunity for all of us. Imagine what might happen to the engagement of the people in your organisation when you deliver that.
Expertise at Work - A series of half-day workshops
Thursday, 20th August 2015
Coming new for Spring 2016, a series of half-day seminars for Senior Managers and Directors. Offering an “injection of knowledge” in key leadership areas.
Finance Leadership Programme
Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Last week, Steve Millbank, Leadership & Development Consultant, eras ltd was asked to deliver the first of three formal sessions of a Finance Leadership Programme hosted by Pure Resourcing Solutions, in collaboration with Grant Thornton. The aim of bringing together these small, invite only groups of Finance professionals is to introduce a balance of business insight and leadership development within a relaxed and neutral environment.
Funding available for SME's in Norfolk & Suffolk.
Tuesday, 31st May 2016
Would you like cash-back to grow your business? The Employer Training Incentive Pilot provides a 25% return against cash paid for additional training to a maximum grant of £1,000 per learner.
How The Best Employers Survey Can Help Organisations To Attract And Retain Talent
Thursday, 9th June 2016
It widely recognised that the most effective business leaders are those who pay attention not only to what a company does in terms of its operations, but also to how it does it. Additionally, the impact of an organisation's culture, values, and engagement often extends beyond those who work directly for it - for example, it can also impact on customers, suppliers and prospective recruits. It is not until you have identified your organisation's strengths and development needs that you can create an effective solution that will form a solid foundation for the future. Culture & Engagement provides you with the foundation stone for change in your organisation, and is a real catalyst for improving business performance.
Join East Anglia’s growing network of Best Employers
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
East Anglia’s top employers will be announced on 6 October at the next Best Employers Eastern Region event, an ongoing initiative run by Pure and eras Ltd to support the development of local organisations, boost the regional economy and to celebrate the region’s fantastic businesses. With the date now confirmed, employers still have time to register to take part in the initiative and to attend the high-profile networking event. To register, organisations need to sign up for the free employee survey which is at the heart of the initiative. The survey is tailored for each organisation and provides employers with a better understanding of their workplace culture and employee engagement levels. All participating organisations are in with the chance of winning a prestigious accolade which will highlight the organisation as a great place to work.
Managing Things or Leading People?
Thursday, 7th July 2016
Leadership today comes with many diversions, most of which tend to drift away from leadership itself. To the point where today’s leaders find themselves doing so many things as leaders, except leading itself. Tasks have to be completed and effective processes put in place. These details are at the core of good management; yet often, the important role of leading people in the organisation is sacrificed for managing it and in time, leaders begin managing things more than leading people. This trend of moving away from people and other leadership priorities is a costly mistake.
Norfolk Leaders in Learning Network Event - Date Announced.
Thursday, 16th June 2016
The CIPD have announced the date for the next Norwich Leaders in Learning Network Event. There are two sessions, which are running in partnership with the local CIPD branches, on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Norwich City Football Club - Lotus Lounge Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE. You do not have to be a member of the CIPD to attend this event.
Speaker announced for Engagement Conference - The Best Employers Launch January 2016
Tuesday, 15th December 2015
Riding on the back of our hugely successful coaching conference last month, The Coaching Conversation, we hope business leaders, HR professionals and anyone with a passion for employee engagement will join us for what will be another energising and informative event.
The Impossible Path Of The Middle Manager
Tuesday, 5th July 2016
The path of the middle manager is never an easy one, positioned between the board and the workers, middle managers are often caught between a rock and a hard place. But, essential for just about everything from increasing productivity to raising engagement levels; we think they deserve better.
Virgin Management to highlight key workplace culture initiatives at Employee Engagement conference for East Anglia’s business leaders
Wednesday, 20th January 2016
Business leaders and HR professionals across East Anglia are invited to attend the Best Employers Eastern Region’s employee engagement seminar on 28 January, which includes the opportunity to hear from a HR expert at Virgin Management, the UK’s most prominent business in the field of workplace culture. Best Employers Eastern Region, launched in 2012 by professional recruitment specialists Pure Resourcing Solutions together with people development and psychometrics experts eras Ltd, is an ongoing initiative designed to help strengthen the region’s economy by supporting local businesses to attract and develop talented employees
Welcome to the Best Employers Eastern Region 2018
Monday, 15th January 2018
This is your opportunity to gain unique, real-time data on employee engagement levels within your organisation, to benchmark your business against others in the region, and be in with the chance of being crowned one of the region’s best employers.
What is mentoring?
Friday, 27th May 2016
Mentoring refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It is a process for sharing knowledge relevant to work, career, or professional development.
Why a culture survey could be the best thing for your business
Tuesday, 24th May 2016
Whether it’s the first time, or the 100th employee survey that you have put in place, sometimes the hardest team to convince is the senior management team. The Best Employer Eastern Region Survey has been designed to put you in control – you can decide to use the standard questionnaire or choose to customise the survey to suit your business. However, you may find yourself facing barriers. Here are three tips to help handle those objections: