Category: Development

From pointless chatter to meetings that matter!

Laura, our Marketing Co-ordinator, discusses how you can make the most of your meeting minutes this week.  By Laura Thompson A recent UK survey of a thousand office workers across the UK suggested that an average employee spends a shocking ten hours and 42 minutes per week in meetings – scary isn’t it! Even more […]

September 19, 2016

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Top ten ways to improve your company culture

Laura is thinking about ways to spread the positivity this week – build 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 […]

September 19, 2016

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The cost of employee burnouts

You don’t want to realise when it’s too late – make sure you’re keeping note of how your employees are, are they staying late every night? Are they pushing themselves too far? Like many in the world of HR, our resident experts are aware of the true cost of employee burnouts on both productivity and […]

September 19, 2016

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How self service learning can help fill a need

By Isobel hallam 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 […]

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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