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Welcome to the Thomas blog, home to the latest expert insights and information in people development.

[Slideshow] If qualifications no longer determine success, what does?

It used to be seen that those with higher-education qualifications will do better in life than those without. But is this still the case? Or are organisations...

Diversity in the workplace: how psychological assessments provide a level playing field

Psychological tests and assessments come in many forms, measuring characteristics like your personality traits, behaviour preferences or ability with words and numbers. The...

The main challenges of cultural change: What's worth worrying about?

Implementing change can be challenging, especially cultural change. But those challenges can ease when you become aware of them from the get-go and address them with confid...

6 steps to developing a high performing team

Working as part of a team can be an incredibly rewarding and motivating experience, especially when the team is highly efficient and collaborative. Accepting that challenge...

[Whitepaper] Empowering individuals through coaching

Within the context of an organisation, coaching is a development method to help an individual successfully meet business objectives. These may be personal development chall...

How to create a team charter for success

Almost all of us will have been part of a team at some point during our lives, whether that be in or out of work, yet not everyone will have been fortunate enough to be par...

A manager's guide to employee reviews

Following on from our recent infographic summarising the role of managers and employees in personal development, our latest digital guide digs deeper into the world of empl...

Who’s responsible for what? The role of managers and employees in personal development

For effective personal development, it’s important that both the manager and the employee take ownership of their respective responsibilities. Buy-in is required from both...

Winning over millennials with career progression

In industries like manufacturing, attracting millennials is proving a challenge, with companies struggling to recruit and retain young talent. But why is this? What’s missi...

Apprenticeships – the key to attracting and retaining young talent in the manufacturing industry?

With the manufacturing industry dominated by baby boomers coming up to retirement, it’s vital that manufacturers attract and retain young talent in order to sustain a thriv...