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

7 steps to hiring the best salespeople

To reach your sales revenue goals, you need to recruit and retain high performing salespeople who can thrive in today’s demanding and complex sales environment....

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...

Your guide to best practice recruitment

With the cost of ‘mis-hire’ for a business totalling between 4 and 15 times the annual salary for the role (People Management, 2016), HR professionals are under increasing...

What do millennials really want at work?

Attracting and retaining millennials in industries dominated by baby boomers, such as manufacturing, is proving a big challenge for many organisations. So what is a millenn...

An apprentice’s journey & beyond

As part of National Apprenticeships Week, we hear the journey of Thomas employee Rebecca Maxted, whose career was kick-started with an apprenticeship.

[Digital Guide] Apprenticeships

At Thomas, we know first-hand the power that apprenticeship programmes have on an organisation’s talent strategy.