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17
Feb

Busier than Ever: Areas Where Brexit has Boosted Business

While Brexit has shown to impact the economy in a less than positive way for many sectors, others have seen an upsurge in their business or a period of extreme busy activity to it. Some EU retailers are holding more stock in the UK to avoid issues with supply in the coming months and there are other companies seeing the

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17
Feb

Apprentices Over 25: Investing in your People and your Company

The nature of apprenticeships is still misunderstood by many, even in business. The common misconception that they are a training programme simply for school leavers or under 18s is still prevalent in many businesses and this could be to the detriment of your business. Apprenticeships are for anyone aged over 16 and they are fast becoming a popular and effective

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4
Feb

Why are Online Courses so Popular?

Opting for online learning is something more people are happy to consider. The current climate is a key reason it online learning has become so necessary but even before the Coronavirus pandemic, many people opted to learn online and improve their skillset remotely and from behind their chosen computer or device screen. Below we’re looking at why online courses have

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4
Feb

Is the Future of Training in VR?

Virtual reality (VR) is no longer a far-off pipe dream we can barely imagine becoming the norm. Once it was something, we were amazed by in high-flying advertising campaigns but now, many of us have VR headsets at home. The cost of VR has decreased rapidly and is set to continue to do so, making it more appealing as a

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4
Feb

Making your Next Career Move: Becoming a Team Leader

Becoming a team leader is the natural first step towards management for an entry-level employee. Team leader roles are common in customer service, retail and hospitality. They give the employee a chance to practice, develop and use their leadership skills on a daily basis. Team leaders often play a key role in the training and management of entry-level employees and

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4
Feb

Succeeding with Live Online Training

More and more training providers are moving to offer live online training as regular face-to-face sessions aren’t possible. Getting used to a live video training environment can be difficult for first timers, even those who are confident and proud public speakers. However, live interaction during training sessions allows for properly guided tuition and attendees often feel more engaged and involved

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4
Feb

Using Apprenticeships to Benefit your Existing Employees

Apprenticeships are usually seen as a route for school leavers looking to find a way into the world of work without further class-based education. They actually have many more functions and for employers, they can be a valuable way of retraining and developing existing employees. You can use apprenticeship training in a range of ways including: To fill skill gaps

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4
Feb

Supporting Educators Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

There is no question that teachers and educators are on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. As they head to school each day they are at risk and many schools are operating with less trained staff with more to do, as they balance home learning and classroom learning timetables. The abrupt shift to distance learning has changed what we need

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25
Jan

Online Recruiting: How to Bring in New Remote Recruits (and Keep Hold of Them)

There is no way of ignoring the change in the working world in the wake of Coronavirus. Many businesses have shifted to allow their employees to work remotely and when new employees need to be brought onboard, a new approach to recruiting and engaging remote employees is necessary. Working remotely is the norm for many industries now but it does

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25
Jan

Post-Brexit Workplaces: Skill Up and Make the Most of Young Talent

Brexit is no longer a hypothetical change to expect in the future, it has become a legal process and the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. When leaving the EU was first announced there were concerns that it may impact the apprenticeship reforms may not occur, but this thankfully didn’t happen, and the apprenticeship levy came

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