Electric Vehicle

Believe it or not, the first electric vehicle was made in 1884. However, the high cost, low top speed and short-range meant that the more reliable internal combustion engine quickly took over. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 21st century that with increased concern over the environmental impact of the emissions from petrol and…

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Health and Wellbeing

Did you know that mental ill-health is now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK? Recent surveys showed that circa 40% of employees questioned stated that they had experienced a work-related mental health issue in the last year and that the estimated cost for mental ill-health in the workplace is over £1000 per…

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Personality Profiling

When it comes to recruiting, there are three main considerations we need to make when it comes to hiring the right candidate for your business: Does the candidate posses the correct skills and experience for the job criteria? Do they have the necessary enthusiasm and motivation to perform well in the job? Will their personality…

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Budget

Every business has a budget; how you approach it and then manage it, can vary according to the set up of your organisation. Many years ago, the word budget meant ‘pouch’ or ‘purse’. Translate that into the 21st-century and it equates to ‘what’s in the purse’, or how much money do you have to spend.…

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Management and Leadership Accreditation

GMD has focused on successfully developing managers and leaders in the retail automotive sector since 2001. As an Approved Centre by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for Management and Leadership accreditations, we can offer IMI Quality Assured Programmes and accreditation to enable your business to demonstrate your management competency levels. But what benefits…

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Business Planning

As we take a deep breath and reflect on the September market and indeed our performance in the last quarter, it will be the same for many athletes who have competed in the world championships in Doha. I also enjoy my athletics both as a coach for the local team and as a competitor who…

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CMI

Over 60 years ago, The Chartered Management Institute was formed and developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. Since then the Institute has consistently been at the forefront of all aspects of management training and thinking and is today the only chartered professional body dedicated to ensuring continual high standards in both management…

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Emotional Intelligence

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Emotional Intelligence (or EQ) as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.” But what exactly does this mean in the workplace? Qualifications and experience count for a lot when it comes down to your suitability for your chosen…

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Changes at GMD

GMD People Limited was incorporated in January 2001 by Nigel and Michelle Banister. Since then, the business has successfully worked with various organisations in the automotive sector to develop its management and leadership capabilities. GMD has also achieved success in the Public and Charitable sectors too, supporting management development and recruitment activities. Long-term relationships have…

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Managing conflict in the workplace

Leadership and conflict go hand in hand, and how leaders manage these situations can have a direct impact on your business. From petty grievances to long-standing issues, conflict not only affects those directly involved but sends ripples through the workplace that can have a negative impact on morale.

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