Category: Development

Top ten ways to improve your company culture

1. Embrace transparency A transparent company culture can positively impact your entire organisation, by giving employees an insight into the operations and future of the business. Trust is the foundation of a fantastic company culture and there are many great ways to build trust within your team – check out our blog on trust building […]

September 19, 2016

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The cost of employee burnouts

Like many in the world of HR, our resident experts are aware of the true cost of employee burnouts on both productivity and mental health. The World Health Organisation defines a burnout as “a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been successfully managed”and research from within Capita suggests that stress is the biggest […]

September 19, 2016

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How self service learning can help fill a need

Self-service is everywhere, from our banking through to will writing. We are increasingly looking at how we can be more self sufficient in what we do both in our personal lives and at work.  However, when it comes to learning and our professional development, we still have a very traditional approach to what work place […]

September 19, 2016

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Motivate the non-motivated

You could have the most amazing highly skilled team on this planet but if they are not motivated you will get nothing from them. Keeping the whole team motivated isn’t easy and once one person is demotivated it can easily spread and before you know it, you have a whole team that is unhappy, negative […]

September 19, 2016

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How to create an e-learning course worth shouting about

Our e-learning designer, Molly, shares her thoughts on how to create an engaging e-learning course. By Molly Finnigan   Oooh you’re completing an e-learning course, how exciting! Said no-one ever… Work 9-5 Cook tea Pick kids up from school Coffee with a friend E-learning course…!?   Our to-do lists these days are never ending, there’s […]

September 19, 2016

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Growth Mindset Que…?

Becky explains what it means to have a growth mindset, and how this way of thinking could help your business! By Becky Mee ‘I think I can, therefore I do’, ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’, ‘What you feed your mind will lead your life’ read the notebook covers on the shelf in my local stationery store. TED […]

September 19, 2016

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Why your Business Needs Superstars

Your superstar employees are valuable, so what can you do as a manager or business owners to ensure they continue to shine in your organisation? Nuhman shares his knowledge. By Nuhman Sharif The direct and indirect impact of superstars It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that superstar employees have a positive effect on the business […]

September 19, 2016

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Do Leaders Need to Know…Everything?

Can we ever expect managers to have all the answers? In his latest blog, Tim discusses why we can’t. By Tim Frear As an HR Manager who manages a team of professionals and has worked as part of a senior executive team, I’m regularly asked questions outside the scope of my knowledge. As I sit […]

September 19, 2016

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Fight the Feedback Gremlins

Giving constructive feedback is harder than you think. It needs to be carefully considered, planned, and requires strong verbal communication. Here Simon explains how you avoid becoming a ‘Feedback Gremlin’! By Simon Underwood I’ve worked for a wide range of managers with various feedback styles – from those who are over eager with praise (“Oh […]

September 19, 2016

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Don’t give High Performers a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ Card

Do you let your shining stars get away with murder? Tim looks at how this could be a problem and how to deal with it! By Tim Frear Don’t you hate it when there is one rule for one and one for another, so in 2018 why are companies still allowing high performers to work […]

September 19, 2016

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