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Productivity series: How working fewer hours can improve your productivity

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Want to work fewer hours, but get more done? There’s a popular productivity theory that says that working fewer hours actually makes you more efficient.    But is this just a theory? Or is there proof that working fewer hours really does result in greater productivity?   Where does the theory come from?   Parkinson’s [Read more…]

New Business Series: How to write a business plan

Monday, July 8th, 2019

We’ve already shown you how to tell if your business idea is viable and the different ways you can fund your small business.   This next article will explain why you need a business plan, the different types of business plan and how to go about writing one. We’ll also share some useful tools and resources [Read more…]

How to give negative feedback 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

It’s likely that there will be times in your professional life when you need to give negative feedback, whether that’s to a peer, an employee or a service provider. Here are our tips on providing this negative feedback in a constructive way without causing too much bad feeling or conflict. This advice could also be [Read more…]

Guide to studying part-time when you already have a job 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

As technology advances, the need for workers to upskill is growing too. It is also creating exciting new opportunities in entirely new industries for those willing to learn.   Gaining new knowledge and skills throughout your life can bring about good health, wealth, quality of life and future prospects for yourself and your family. Both the Mental Health [Read more…]

Best podcasts to expand your business knowledge 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Improve your business acumen on the go with these brilliant business-related podcasts. Discover interviews with the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, learn how to solve business-related problems encountered at every level of the professional ladder, and find out how Netflix beat Blockbuster in the race into our living rooms.    Harvard Business review – Ideacast  https://hbr.org/2018/01/podcast-ideacast  Each week the HBR Ideacast features leading business [Read more…]

Seven tips for giving a winning presentation

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Being able to speak in public is a valuable skill to have in many professions. Here are our top tips for giving a presentation or speech.    Prepare  Reduce the need to worry by being as prepared as possible – practice your presentation or speech until you can say it without thinking, perform it in front of [Read more…]

3 fascinating career paths in healthcare 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Wondering what you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification? If you have a healthcare qualification or are considering getting one, read on to find out some of the fascinating career paths you could follow.   It’s not just doctors and nurses, you know.    Call Handler / Emergency Medical Dispatchers  Call Handlers and Emergency Medical Dispatchers work [Read more…]

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