November 9, 2018

So it's Friday afternoon, I'm sat at home working at my desk, it's drizzling outside and I've just made a cup of coffee.  I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how my week has been.

Reflection isn't something we all take time to do, mainly because we all hav...

October 31, 2018

On a recent trip to Poland I got thinking about how many assumptions we make on a daily basis.  The reason was that I had an image in my mind about what Poland would be like and surprise surprise, I was wrong.

The trip itself was amazing. I got to experience a whole new...

October 16, 2018

I recently delivered  some sessions on basic and intermediate IT skills (Microsoft Word and PowerPoint).  After the sessions it got me thinking about the level of digital skills we all have.

I remember leaving school in the 90's and sitting through 'in-tray' exerci...

September 19, 2018

Friday 21st September will see the launch of our new online course on 'Creating a CV'.  The aim of this course is to take learners through the sections of a CV, providing tips and advice on how to complete each section. 

Along the way they will have access to downl...

September 16, 2018

That's the big question isn't it, when you consider whether to change career paths or simply fancy a change of scenery, the main question we ask is 'will it be better'?

Changing your job is always a huge step to take regardless of your age or profession.  You are steppi...

September 7, 2018

Having any sort of confrontation or tricky conversation isn't something any of us look forward to, especially at work.  However, there are things you can do to make the conversation more focussed and to ensure you reach the desired outcome.

Here are a few tips and a lit...

August 22, 2018

Coaching skills can be used in many different situations.  It is a vital skill for any people manager but is also useful for mentoring, providing guidance, supporting team members and even friends.

So, what is coaching?

There are many definitions of coaching, here are a...

August 3, 2018

How to choose the right HR/Payroll system?

Deciding to bring in a new HR/Payroll system is a huge decision for any organisation.  It isn’t just the cost(s) which can easily spiral, but also the time and resources that it takes to implement a system.

So, what is it you ne...

July 25, 2018

Working as a learning and development professional for almost 20 years, you would be right in assuming that I love learning and it’s my passion to help others learn and develop.

From previous experience of working for large organisations, it can be the case that the sta...

July 4, 2018

Retirement can bring a mixture of emotions for people.  If approaching retirement, people may feel scared about loosing their purpose, they may feel excited about the possibilities it will bring or they may just feel daunted by the prospect of the unknown.

Experiencing...

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