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18
Sep

Now is the Perfect Time to Hire an Apprentice: New Bonuses Support Businesses and Young People

Any employer looking to bring an apprentice into their company over the next few months can benefit from the government’s new bonus scheme. The scheme is running from August 1st, 2020 until 31st January 2020 and it’s a chance to bring new talent into your company and spark interest in a young person looking for their perfect career. Part of

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17
Sep

The Benefits of Cross-Training for your Business and Employees?

The most effective workforce is one which can actively help when staff shortages become an issue or when there is an emergency, tight deadline, or any situation where you need all hands to the deck.  Cross-training your employees helps to boost your workforce in general and can be great for bringing the team together too. Here we are looking more

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17
Sep

Employee Development: An Essential Tool in Powering your Workforce

Many companies dedicate considerable investment into bringing new and talented individuals into their business, but what about existing employees? Employee development training is an extremely effective way of adding value to your company and making sure your employees feel wanted and valued by your company. Investing in existing talent within your business is key to sustaining your business and the

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14
Sep

Understanding Traineeships and How They Are Great for your Business and Young People

The government’s traineeship scheme doesn’t often get mentioned in the media, even when talking about jobs and employment. However, it has been given a significant boost as they look to stop high levels of youth unemployment as COVID-19’s impact remains strong. Traineeships are not commonly discussed but can be great for employers and young people looking to begin on a

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14
Sep

Tips for Successfully Managing Remote Teams

With companies still needing to keep teams at home due to lockdown restrictions and managing the spread of COVID-19, managers have had to significantly change their approach to supporting and managing their teams. Managing people remotely is an entirely different experience to regular management and takes a different type of skills and approaches. Managing remote teams is not something you

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14
Sep

What Should you Look for in a Training Provider?

Finding the right provider for your traineeship or apprenticeship programme is not a decision you should take lightly. Your provider will be responsible for ensuring apprentices who work within your company are selected appropriately and will become an important partner in your business’ growth and the development and success of your apprenticeship programme. Below we’re looking at some key considerations

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10
Sep

New Qualification Requirements for Property Agents – Are your Employees Ready?

UK property agents will have to ensure they have at least level 3 qualifications to continue working legally by 2021. New standards of regulation come into practice at the beginning of next year and it will require all residential property businesses to ensure their employees are properly qualified, in line with recommendations laid out by the Regulation of Property Agents

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31
Jul

Could the Four-Day Working Week become Standard in Britain?

Recently a group of MPs have raised the idea of the four-day working week in Britain, who believe it could be a valuable tool in recovering from the impact of the Coronavirus crisis. The idea came in a letter to the government and was signed by many known MPs including former shadow chancellor John McDonnell, SNP’s Mhairi Black. The letter

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31
Jul

Important Tips for an Effective CV

Preparing a CV is a necessary life skill, essential for getting a job, a training position and even onto some courses. There are some features of a CV which are essential and others which you can leave out and give the best possible impression. Here we’re looking at some valuable tips for getting your CV in order and ensuring it

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23
Jul

Why Should you Hire School Leavers?

Thousands of school leavers up and down the UK are looking for their next step in life, and for many, this may be entering the world of work. Some may be considering apprenticeships and training while others may simply be looking for a steady job. School leavers are a fantastic addition to any business and bring a wide range of

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