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Collecting Equality Data: 5 things you need to know

14th May 2015

The importance of collecting and analysing equality data cannot be underestimated – for both organisations, and employees. Many organisations need to identify and transform equality data into robust information and meaningful evidence, often crucial for building a business case to support change. What do I need to know about collecting equality data? There are several…

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Unconscious Bias and Leadership: Did our biases affect the results of the General Election?

12th May 2015

Unconscious Bias affects every area of our lives, including which political leaders we vote for. With the UK General Election fresh on our minds, we ask whether our unconscious biases affected the results of the General Election? Let’s start off by explaining Unconscious Biasitself. Everyone likes to think he or she is open-minded and objective, but research…

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Agile Working: is it right for your organisation?

5th May 2015

Agile Working is about bringing people, processes, connectivity and technology together, allowing for agile working patterns and office space. With the technology available to modern businesses, there are numerous tools to help us work in new and different ways, to meet customer needs, reduce costs, increase productivity and improve sustainability. The business context that has made…

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Is online learning out of favour for Learning and Development?

28th April 2015

We read with interest in HR Magazine that “pure online learning is the least preferred learning and development method among executives”, according to a report by Henley Business School. The annual Corporate Learning Priorities Survey, which researched 368 executives from 39 countries, found only 6% of executive and senior management and 7% of middle management preferred…

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Mental health and resilience in the workplace

Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace

24th April 2015

Mental health and resilience in the workplace, for many years a taboo subject avoided or at least rarely discussed openly, has become an increasingly important subject in recent years.  Studies show that 1 in 4 people suffer from  mental health difficulties. The true figures might be much higher and can often go undetected, until a serious problem…

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Unconscious Bias: An introduction with Dan Robertson

21st April 2015

Marshall ACM caught up with Dan Robertson to find out more about Unconscious Bias, how it affects decisions in the workplace and why it’s an essential area that businesses need to recognise in order to compete in the modern global economy. What is Unconscious Bias? Historically, social scientists used to think that certain people would…

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Marshall ACM heads to the Staff Development Forum April 2015 Conference

20th April 2015

The Marshall ACM team are excited to be a main sponsor of the Staff Development Forum April 2015 Conference, taking place in Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2015. The theme of the conference is “Exploring 21st Century Organisational Culture: inclusivity, agility and innovation”, looking at how organisations can ensure their internal culture…

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Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace

8th April 2015

Mental health and resilience in the workplace, for many years a taboo subject avoided or at least rarely discussed openly, has become an increasingly important subject in recent years.  Studies show that 1 in 4 people suffer from  mental health difficulties. The true figures might be much higher and can often go undetected, until a serious…

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Part Two: Unconscious Bias podcast

31st March 2015

Part two Welcome to concluding part of last week’s podcast about Unconscious Bias, featuring Principle Consultant Vernal Scott and Client Relationships Manager Australia, Jude Martin Atuka. In this section, Vernal and Jude continue their discussion about real life examples of unconscious bias and how recognising our own unconscious bias can help to improve decision making and help…

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Transcript of ‘Talking Unconscious Bias’ Podcast No 1.

26th March 2015

Here at Marshall ACM, we like to discuss issues surrounding unconscious bias, equality and diversity so we thought it was time we shared these discussions with you.   This week we have a two part transcript on one of these discussions between Vernal Scott (Principle Consultant) and Jude Martin (Client Relationship Manager). To listen to…

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Agile Working: how SMEs can compete for talent in a corporate world

19th March 2015

Skills shortages are a real worry for UK businesses, with the Department for Work and Pensions saying that 20 per cent of vacancies are remaining unfilled, it shows a real cause for concern when employers can’t recruit anyone with the right skill set. For SMEs, this is particularly harmful. According to research conducted by private…

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Durham University

17th March 2015

“I have worked with David for a number of years with regards to customising e-learning packages for use within my organisation. He is a pleasure to work with. David is very customer focussed and he quickly understood our needs. He was able to offer very sound advice and he ensured that the products delivered what…

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New client wins for Marshall ACM, including Edinburgh Zoo, Cardiff Metropolitan University and City & Hackney Mind

16th March 2015

  A busy start to the new year has seen Marshall ACM start working on projects for a number of high profile and prestigious clients. We’re excited to be working with them all on a range of varied programmes, from producing an online performance management system through to developing materials around resilience and mental health…

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How to measure Return On Investment (ROI) from elearning programmes

4th March 2015

If you’re running an elearning course for your organisation, it’s important to understand the value that your organisation and its staff are getting from that programme. Reviewing or evaluating the learning and development you and your workers undertake allows you to work towards improving it in the future. You can also track the progress of…

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enei – the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

27th February 2015

“A real champion of the sector, David’s continued dedication to excellence in Diversity & Equality clearly shows through when speaking to people who have taken one of his training courses. His reputation continues to grow in the sector as more and more companies and leaders hear about his work. It’s been a pleasure when I’ve…

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6 top tips for selecting the right elearning supplier for you

25th February 2015

If you’re looking to commission an elearning programme for your organisation, there are many things to consider, to find the right supplier for your needs. Find the right elearning provider and your staff will have an enjoyable learning experience and thrive when they take their newly learned skills and experience back to the workplace. Get…

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Understanding Equality And Diversity In The Workplace

5th February 2015

In the UK, companies are legally required to adhere to certain practices that ensure discrimination is eliminated and expectations of equality are always met in the workplace. All workers must be treated equally and be given the same set of opportunities regardless of their race, age, gender, sexuality, disability, culture or anything else that might…

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Are dedicated elearning suppliers becoming obsolete?

29th January 2015

With the growth in authorware such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Mohive, et al, anyone it seems, can be their own elearning developer, designer and project manager.  The great asset of these applications is that the democratisation of content production can save an organisation thousands from their budget and offer complete control over the…

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Top 5 reasons why your university needs a MOOC

22nd January 2015

As a potentially ‘disruptive’ technology, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS) have been the subject of much debate since their inception in 2012. Their potential for democratising learning and reshaping traditional training models continues to intrigue learning and development professionals and increasingly the higher education sector. Already we are seeing shifts in the traditional paradigm, particularly…

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Knowledge Management, E-Learning and the Modern Enterprise

15th January 2015

The old and rather clichéd phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is one that many of us would accept to be a truth in the modern age where for the most part, knowledge is at our fingertips in the form of the web. In business however, it’s not just the power of knowing more and better than…

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Social and Collaborative Learning, Engagement and the LMS

8th January 2015

It’s well-documented that collaborative working practices can help improve productivity in the workplace. The sharing of knowledge has many benefits to an organisation such as improved workflows and better teamwork. What this adds up to essentially, is a more profitable business which retains valuable knowledge and fosters a healthy company culture. Within the organisation, it’s…

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E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015

18th December 2014

Like so many things these days, e-learning is constantly evolving. So, as we approach the end of another productive year, it’s now time to take a look into the future and consider what 2015 might bring us in terms of e-learning. Digital learning is undoubtedly here to stay. It’s been around so long now that…

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8 Top tips on how to design effective elearning for mobile platforms

12th December 2014

Technology is moving at an incredible pace: handheld devices are getting smarter, smaller and cheaper and mobile internet is getting faster and more reliable. With now double the number of users consuming online media through their mobile devices, it makes sense for elearning to also move from the traditional work station to smart devices. Gone…

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How To Use Unconscious Bias Training For A Healthy Company Culture

5th December 2014

In our last post, we looked at 5 tactics that can be used for overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace, and today we are going to be following up on those thoughts with some considerations on how this training can lead to a happy, healthy and motivated company culture. Unconscious bias is something that we…

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