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11
May

The Future for Women in Tech

The outlook for women in technology is not as bright as it should be, according to some recent reports. Research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research found just 1-in-6 technology specialists in the UK are women and only 1-in-10 are IT leaders. There has been growth in the number of women taking technology and IT roles

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11
May

Male Administrators: Why Admin is a Great Career Choice Regardless of Gender

Administration has always been seen as the women’s realm. Traditionally, women have always been hired for administrative and secretarial jobs and it has become unacceptably considered “women’s work”, when there is no reason, it isn’t an area of business where anyone could succeed and thrive. A survey carried out by Careersmart found 77% of their administrative workforce are women but

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7
May

Celebrate Nature with Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is running between 10th to 16th May and will focus on the theme of Nature. Each year the Mental Health Foundation hosts this important awareness event to bring everyone together and get us thinking about the importance of mental health awareness. Starting up conversations about mental health is not always straightforward and awareness events

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14
Apr

Transgender Employees even more likely to Hide their Identity

In 2021, we have the impression that people can be who they are without prejudice or judgement, but the reality for people who identify as transgender is very different. A new YouGov survey has shown that more transgender people are hiding their identity at work than there were five years ago, and this highlights how employers need to be doing

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30
Mar

Adapting your Presentation Skills for the Virtual World

Flexible working practices have become the norm thanks for Coronavirus and many businesses will never return to the former way of working. With this in mind, there are some skillsets that need updating to suit the modern world. Presentation skills are one key area where there has had to be considerable change and adaptation. The way you present to a

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30
Mar

What can Traineeships do for the Care Sector?

The care sector in the UK has been put under a level of stress it could never have expected in the last 12 months. Leading care organisations have found themselves pushed to the edge and despite the Prime Minister Boris Johnson declaring he would “fix the crisis in social care” when he came into power, nothing significant has yet been

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30
Mar

Supporting Apprentices with Additional Learning Needs

The great thing about hiring apprentices is they come from all backgrounds and experiences, enriching your talent pool and offering something new to your workforce. Apprentices with additional learning needs can and should be considered alongside other applicants and providing the relevant support is straightforward with the right processes in place. Hiring an apprentice with additional learning needs doesn’t need

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30
Mar

The Role of Apprentices in the Recovery of the Hospitality Sector

No one can deny that the Coronavirus pandemic has hit hospitality harder than most other industries. With repeated lockdowns and tier restrictions, the industry has had to open and close, with many bars and restaurants remaining closed for over a year to date. Careers in hospitality have always been considered amongst the most difficult and challenging, in terms of the

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30
Mar

Apprenticeships or Traineeships: Which is Right for my Business?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are two ways employers can benefit from young talent and new employees who are enthusiastic, focused and interested in learning more about their business. Both are government schemes which give people in England the skills, knowledge, and work experience to actively contribute to the economy and find their place in the world of work. Both schemes are

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26
Mar

Is the UK’s Digital Skills Gap set to Limit Economy Recovery?

The global economy has taken a hit like no other due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in the UK, we’ve been dealt a double blow according to new research from Microsoft. In a new study, Unlocking the UK’s potential with digital skills, Microsoft worked in tandem with Goldsmiths, University of London, to assess the digital skills gap in the UK
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