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Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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Which UK specialist recruitment would help the seeker to find a suitable job? [closed]

I've tried with many prominent recruitments online - Reed, Totaljob, Indeed, etc. I hardly find the right role for me as I have the limited skills. I wonder if anyone know that there is a specialist ...
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Office mandatory training is suspiciously being completed in minutes

My team and I have been designing interactive mandatory training on subjects such as cleaning up in the breakroom to closing the bathroom door when you’re finished as it’s close to people’s desks and ...
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No terms and conditions on service provider website

I am self-paying for a series of qualifications to improve my employment prospects. The cost is considerable and states 'no refunds, cancellations or re-schedules'. I then asked the merchant for ...
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How to interact with a difficult manager a couple of days into new job?

I have a new job and have observed what I believe are some difficult behaviours in my new manager. I am fairly new to the field, and I feel that the training has been light for a role which relies ...
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

As a data scientist in Germany, I have to constantly keep myself updated regarding the tech-tools and new concepts in the field. Some of them are easily done by spending a couple of hours reading some ...
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Onboarding HQ requires 1 week to stay in an expensive city

Got a new Job as manager in a startup company. They invited me to do the onboard training in their HQ which is in Paris. I have to stay for 7 working days. Should I expect them to give me extra money ...
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Train very young colleague on professional skills

Someone has joined my team recently to run social, community, user research, etc. They have done this in the past for their family business and are very good with it. But they seem to be quite ...
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Bonus pool cut via collective punishment for not completing training

All employees of the company I work at have been instructed to complete certain internal training. It is easy to complete, and shouldn't cause a problem for any individual. We have been given about a ...
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How can I tell HR I want to study an MBA and ask for financial help

My work offers study assistance (pays partially for the degree & gives you extra leave) to undertake further education. However, my position is currently a data analyst (I have a degree in ...
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I feel inexperienced in this new job, I have poor training and I want to leave

I started a new job as an accounting trainee. It's a YDP (young development program) in Sudan. It targets new graduates to give them insight about work life. I have a supervisor but she is so ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask non direct reporting colleagues to attend specific sessions at industry conference?

Next week, I , my team members, and several others in our company's cybersecurity organization will be attending a major virtual security conference from ISC 2 sponsor. I looked over the conference ...
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What do you do if you are not sure how to complete a task that you were not properly trained on?

So in my job, they let go one of my co-workers, and now I have to take over some of her tasks. However, that person they let go only showed me once how to do one of her task that I am assigned to, and ...
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How do you get over feeling like you're constantly making mistakes?

I graduated college in December and in March I was hired for my first professional job, as a Project Coordinator at a company that builds commercial kitchens in Arizona. By all accounts, I'm doing ...
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If I see a new employee doing nothing, should I suggest to them what they could be doing or offer training?

Last week my workplace hired a couple new employees. Often times there are only 2 or maybe 3 of us working at one time. I noticed often times they are standing there doing nothing and I think it may ...
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Professionally Opting out of Inclusion Diversity and Unconscious Bias "training"

The public library system in my locality has for the most part taken a balanced approach to handling the "inclusivity" movement (the quotation marks will be explained shortly). But I'm ...
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Been at a company 9 months, never received training

I was brought on at a company 9 months ago as part of a work study program in France (industrial automation). This is my first job, so I wasn't sure what was normal in terms of being totally lost and ...
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How to ask manager to split payment for upcoming training I want to attend

I am a technical team lead on the information security team where I work. Our team and company encourages employees to pursue training and employees have a wide choice in how they want to pursue ...
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What to do when underperforming in project [closed]

I have joined a IT company in last November 2020. I didn't get any training from the company but other joinees had training. I am basically from an electronics and telecommunication background. So I ...
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Can my employer ask me to sign a clawback part-way through training? [closed]

I'm currently in my final year of a sponsored degree. Our company is facing mass redundancies, but I'm confident my job is safe. I never signed a contract agreeing to a clawback to pay back my ...
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Learning job functions on your own time worth it? [closed]

I was recently hired for a IT position but I haven't used SQL for 8 years since college. Is it worth it to learn it on your own time so as to not take too long to start being productive at work or am ...
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Insubordinate chief engineer training colleagues to be "too mobile" out of spite

We have a problem with one of our chief engineers, but we cannot fire him (yet) due to professional qualifications he holds, and it takes time to replace him. This engineer was a hard worker years ago,...
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Departing senior engineer refuses to introduce replacement to open source community/peers

We had a senior, very capable (i.e. 5x) engineer, "Gust", who has served his notice (4 weeks), and will be leaving. Our company likes to "test" people in their new roles when being ...
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Should I Accept Responsibility For Unclear Technical Issue?

I have been working at my company for a number of years and have recently been accepted to begin training for another role where my principal duty will be to negotiate contracts with third parties. ...
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How can you teach a man to fish, when they only want you to give them a fish

I find myself constantly battling helping somebody who is reluctant to learn concepts whenever they ask me for help. They only ever seem to want the result of applying that concept, as opposed to ...
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Having to train someone 'by the back door' as a contractor

I'm a contractor (UK) who's been with a client a couple of year. I'm the only, and very experienced, software developer on a particular high profile project. The client has hired someone new to ...
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How to put training I've been doing during the COVID 19 outbreak on my resume?

A few weeks into COVID-19 stumbled upon an entrepreneurial classes. In doing so I've learned how to do websites, web hosting, and internet marketing. Mind you this is only "training." The ...
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Company has been highly invested in my training. Is it okay to leave?

I just hit the 3 year mark at a company (my first professional experience in the software industry). Over the last year, they've been investing in me by training me on a lot of new tools & paying ...
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Support and skills needed for junior and intermediate software developers? [closed]

I have been tasked with supervising and up-skilling junior and intermediate software developers. When I was a junior/intermediate developer I was mostly just told to build this or fix that and had to ...
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Organisation refusing to train me

EDIT: To include comments, to make it more cohesive. I have been working in my job for four years. My job is a very technical one, and to be 'qualified' to do the job I am doing (according to HR at my ...
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SMART goals for improving knowledge transfer/training abilities

I have some newcomers on my team who are somewhat lacking in certain technical skills and my boss has asked me to help them get up to speed. I've been put in this role many times over the years, ...
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Boss unhappy with my performance, but is pushing me to a new role in Big Data should I look for a new job?

My boss has never taken the time to address concerns about my performance, until one day I expressed to him I had some confusion on my first assignment with big data. He told me then that he thinks ...
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How to tell junior team member that particular certification may be not right for them at this time without being demoralizing?

I have been working in the cybersecurity profession for about close to 6 years now, and just last year got CISSP certification, along with the AWS Security certification recently. As the team lead, ...
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New job with no training or support

I was contacted out of the blue by an acquaintance of mine in December 2019, who thought I would be a perfect replacement for her position. I aced my interview and was hired in January 2020. She had ...
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Is it inappropriate to require a colleague to write out a training report by hand?

TL;DR - A colleague decided a training they were put in charge of was required to be done handwritten as some studies have shown that it helps with information retention. Is it appropriate for a team-...
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best way to bring an informally or self-taught programmer up to specification

I am a manager/supervisor of one programmer who, although enthusiastic, willing and hard-working, is inefficient owing, I believe, to the fact that he is self-taught and has never undertaken formal ...
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Why is my staffing agency pressuring me to take a training course on my own time?

I recently started at a company in a sales engineer type position. (I also have experience as a software developer.) It is, for now, a contract position through a staffing agency. The project I work ...
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Already full with tasks, and will probably be assigned to coach new hires. How should I handle this?

Say I am a programmer with a system called ABC and manager / everyone thinks that I am good at this. In reality I am not but just about surviving by working hard and just about manage my day with ...
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How to handle a co-worker using Microsoft Teams incorrectly

I work in a small company (10-15 employees). Approximately a year and a half ago we took on employees who work remotely and, as such, we started using Microsoft Teams. Internally we are two teams, ...
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My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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Can my new employer require me to sign an agreement agreeing to repay training costs provided by another employee if I terminate by end of year?

I started my position in February and was presented today, 3/5/2020, with an "Employment Agreement" which states, in part, "If the employee terminates employment prior to December 31, 2020, liquidated ...
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Asking for help with work - manager/ supervisor doesn't seem interested

Some background I'm a junior/ graduate developer (trained in JS, C++ & Swift while at university) working in a SAP development role. This is my first graduate job, although I have worked for a ...
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What to do when the manager of neighbouring team wants me to help out but not willing to train me

So the structure in our team is that several managers work under a senior manager, and each manager is in charge of one or two analysts. I am an analyst under Manager A, but sometimes Manager B comes ...
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Got promoted to a software engineer II and now have $2500 to spend on professional development. The amount resets in February, so short timeline [closed]

I am an Canadian/American (dual citizen) software engineer who got a promotion last week to level 2 at my company. Along with that comes $2500 in professional development. My problem is that at my ...
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Unfair training contract

I attended a training course last year which cost about 12,000 US dollars. Also I signed a 3-year contract which means I need to repay part of training fee if I leave the company within 3 years. But ...
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How to tactfully tell manager I can't start as soon as he wants me to

I am starting a new job. It had been my understanding that each piece of paper work required would take at least 5 days to process. This gave me expectations as to what the start date would be. I ...
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Should I provide my employee company-paid training/conferences for non-work-related skills?

I am a manager of a software developer whom I really want to retain because he is a high performer and a joy to work with. In our 1:1 meetings, he has expressed the desire to learn a skill which is ...
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How to approach boss about training delivered by Seniors who are knowledgeable but don't know how to train people - and impact on my mental health?

I've worked at an IT company as a consultant for a little more than a year and I currently work at a customer's office who's really happy with me. My boss put me forward for an in-house training, ...
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Keeping proof of requests from coworkers

If a colleague asks me for something (for example to show them how to use something), is it ok for me to ask them to send me an e-mail with their request, and then for me to answer them also in ...
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How can I train a replacement without letting my bosses and the replacement know?

I am networking to change jobs. I want to train a replacement at my current job. I have identified the person. I need to have more one-on-one time with that coworker, but it is challenging to arrange. ...
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