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27
Oct

Autumn Budget 2021: What’s Changing in Skills and Training?

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered his Autumn 2021 Budget with a theme of “levelling up”. His overriding focus was the idea of the country levelling up and a new post-COVID economy delivering higher wages and better skills levels. While many of the core announcements have been discussed previously, they have been officially announced and can be something

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26
Oct

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 2022: Budget Update

Autumn Budget 2021: What We Already Know The Budget announcements comes around every few months and each time, the Chancellor of the Exchequer tells us the content is a well-guarded secret. This is rarely the case and in advance of Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget tomorrow, many of the key messages have already been shared or committed to. What do we

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6
Oct

Top Tips for your Apprenticeship Interviews

Applying for an apprenticeship is a great decision and if you’re selected for interview, even better. Interviews are stressful and nerve-wracking for almost everybody. The fear of the unknown can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first interview but there are ways to keep calm, be organised and do your best. Here are some practical tips for succeeding in your

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6
Oct

Creating Engagement and Focus in Remote Teams

Keeping remote workers engaged has become a priority for many businesses. While some people can get back to traditional ways of working, many companies are allowing employees to continue working from home where possible. This remote setup requires a different kind of management and leadership and fostering engagement in these kinds of teams requires a different set of skills. Remote

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6
Oct

Debunking Apprenticeship Myths

There is quite a lot of misinformation around apprenticeships in the UK. They’re increasing in popularity every year, but some people still don’t consider them a viable career option. A recent City and Guilds Groups study found most adults would still choose university over apprenticeships. This is despite most adults believing apprenticeships are better value for money, preparation for the

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6
Oct

Finding your Passion and the Career that goes with it

Getting started with a fulfilling and life affirming career is not as straightforward as it seems. Some people have a calling or know from early on exactly what they want to do with their lives but for others it is much more complex. Regularly, people are a told to “follow your passions” but is it really as simple as that?

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6
Oct

Is the UK ready for the Four-Day Working Week?

It’s no surprise that UK workers are looking for new ways to get through the working week. After the impact of COVID-19 transformed the way many of us work, there are calls for a four-day working week, giving us more time away from the workplace without impacting productivity. The five-day working week has always been the norm in the UK,

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6
Oct

The Importance of Candid Feedback in the Workplace

There is a fine line between criticism and feedback. Criticism can in fact be a form of feedback but no workplace functions effectively if the focus is always on the negative. Progressive and proactive workplaces rely upon managers who can effectively give and receive feedback in a way which is productive and progressive. Feedback can help give employees direction, but

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6
Oct

The Importance of Training Employees

Training your existing employees is essential to ensure you remain at the forefront of your business. As technology advanced and workplace strategies change and improve, it is important you are on top of the latest trends and changes. Providing consistent, relevant and up to date training for your employees brings many benefits, both for the individuals and the company. Employers

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6
Oct

Calculating the ROI of your Training Programmes

The leadership team in all businesses need to know the return on investment any given department offers and in learning, development and training it can be difficult to gauge. Employee training programmes are essential for a wide range of reasons, but how you can prove their value? Organisations can’t afford not to train their team but where is the proof

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