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6
Oct

Managing your Return to Work: Has Coronavirus Impacted Our Ability to Be Social?

Many of us have spent months, if not close to two years, working from home and only communicating with colleagues virtually. We’ve become used to social distancing, working alone and keeping our contact to an absolute minimum. As many businesses are phasing employees back into the office, it’s understandable if you’re worried about your ability to work as you did

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6
Oct

Tips for Effectively Onboarding Apprentices

Tips for Effectively Onboarding Apprentices Companies new to the world of apprenticeships may want to take some time to ensure they have the right systems in place for their new employees. Apprentices may never have worked in any formal environment before, so this is something to keep in mind when planning your onboarding process. Just like any other new employee,

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6
Oct

What do employers need to know about Generation Z?

What do employers need to know about Generation Z? Generation Z have had a hard time of it. This term refers to all people born from 1996 to around 2012 and of all the generations impacted by COVID-19. Some have been unable to enjoy their further educations, others never completed their GCSEs in the traditional way, and it is also

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5
Aug

Upskilling Employees for Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses operate, some permanently, and it has been a huge catalyst for workplace change. The mass experiment of remote work has led many businesses to see its long-term benefits and for others, they’ve come to appreciate how valuable their premises and on-site team really are. However, with proper frameworks and systems in place,

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5
Aug

Spotting the Signs of Employee Burnout (and How to Help)

Employees are at higher risk of work-related burnout than ever before, thanks to the impact of multiple lockdowns and the Coronavirus pandemic. This means employers need to do more to recognise the signs and support employees who are suffering. Burnout simply refers to the mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion which occurs in the workplace, often due to long-term but sometimes

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5
Aug

Invaluable Skills your Future Employer is Looking For

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world of work and the last 18 months has further accelerated a change in what employers are looking for. Innovations such as robotics, 3d printing and artificial intelligence are changing how employers approach their day-to-day business and this leads to a shift in their expectations from employees and potential employees. Some job roles

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5
Aug

School Leavers 2021: The Next Steps on your Journey

Finishing school this year has not been easy and many of the restrictions in place in 2020 were still there for those leaving in 2021. The last year of school is always the hardest and amid the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become even harder still. With the difficult and unusual way in which school has finished, it’s understandable that school

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5
Aug

How to make the most of your Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are becoming a very popular choice for career changes, as well as school leavers, as they provide a great balance between workplace experience and classroom learning. There are far more applicants than apprenticeships each year and so, if you are accepted onto an apprenticeship programme you should do all you can to make the most of it. Making the

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5
Aug

Improving Accessibility in eLearning

eLearning has made education much more accessible for many, but there is still more to be done. eLearning allows learners to pace themselves at a rate which suits them and to study from their own home or other remote location which suits their needs. The digital learning sector is growing rapidly, with the UK’s EdTech sector growing by 72% in

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5
Aug

How to be an Engaging Leader

Once you’ve found your niche in the world of work progression into supervisory and leadership roles is a natural progression. However, becoming a successful and effective leader requires certain skills and key to this is being able to engage and inspire your team. Here we’re looking at some key leadership skills to develop and hone if you want to become

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