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Why a third of UK workers did not learn new skills last year

training and developmentLess than half of British workers have access to training materials to develop the workplace skills they need.  

According to a 2019 report based on research by City & Guilds Group, British workers are being denied critical opportunities to up-skill for the future.  (more…)

What to wear to a business meeting in India

Whether you live in India or are heading over for business, it is important to know what to wear so that you can dress to impress.

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4 qualities of a great leader

leaderA leader is confident, responsible passionate, powerful and strong. Managers are who the rest of a team turns to when it comes to instruction, work delegating and difficult decision making. However, there are some lesser-known qualities a truly great leader needs and may not even realise they already possess.  (more…)

How to effectively use eBooks in workplace training

eBooks TrainingIn the past, workplace training programmes have centered mainly on lengthy courses and workshops. They were expensive, time-consuming and difficult to arrange. However, due to the numerous benefits of digitalisation professionals are beginning to place a greater emphasis on digital tools such as eBooks to further their training strategies.  

There are many advantages to using eBooks for training purposes, but these benefits could become amplified if you use them effectively. Here are a few simple ideas that will enable you to get the best results from eBooks in your workplace.   (more…)

5 ways CPR training can save lives

CPR Training According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, 326,000 cardiac arrests occurred outside of a hospital setting in 2015. The average rate of survival for these cardiac arrests is 10.6 percent, with the survival rate increasing if a bystander is a witness to the cardiac arrest. The survival rate rises even more if a witness to the event is trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. Becoming certified in CPR is the best way to ensure that you are prepared to help in various kinds of emergencies. Here are some everyday instances in which being trained to perform CPR can save a life. (more…)

5 ways to improve employee’s work-life balance

work life balanceWork-life balance is at an all-time epidemic. Many employees are unable to find the time to ‘switch off’ and relax, much less complete their personal obligations outside of work. It is the manager’s job to delegate work and ensure employees are completing their jobs to deadline. However, it is also in the hands of a manager to ensure the people working for them have the opportunity to find some harmony between their work and personal lives. (more…)

The 4 zones of employee engagement 

employee engagementAs managers, we like to think of our teams as being made up of highly-engaged, proactive and solution-focused employees. After all, that’s why we hired them. But as it turns out, most teams are often nowhere near as engaged as we perceive them to be.

A recent study by Ashridge Executive Education learned that only a quarter of U.K. teams are giving their best at work, while almost a third (32 percent) are actively disengaged. (more…)

The stages of learning

the stages of learningLearning a new skill is hard. It can be frustrating, overwhelming and cause many of us to want to – or actually – give up before we even begin. One thing many of us haven’t yet realised is that when we reach the point of wanting to quit, we are actually already two or three steps into the learning process.  (more…)

The 4 main benefits of coaching

coachingCoaching has become increasingly popular over the last few years with many people becoming interested in developing their skills to coach others. Enabling individuals to decide what they want to do, to be and to have, assisting them to set goals and developing the mindset and behaviours to reach these goals is very rewarding.  (more…)

6 reasons we procrastinate

why we procrastinate‘I’m definitely going to stop procrastinating. As soon as I get around to it.’

How many times have you begun your week full of good intentions, swearing you won’t let yourself be distracted and that you’ll get things done only to find that you’re spending time mindlessly scrolling Facebook, falling into a Youtube spiral, or worse, reading blogs about time management… 
How is that possible? You swear you just want to get your work done and yet you keep on getting distracted. Turns out, you’re pretty good at procrastinating. There are many reasons we procrastinate. Let’s look at 6:  (more…)