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What are the rules? What every small business needs to know about Work Experience and Unpaid Internships

Andrew Sumner, Managing Director of Monster.co.uk — which became the first UK jobsite to exclude unpaid internships from their site — advises SMEs on how to ensure a positive experience for both employer and employee. read more


 

True Engagement In The Workplace

Most business will go through times when some staff are less than fully engaged. It could be after the summer holidays, starting back in January or maybe when a colleague has moved on or a client has been lost. This drop in motivation and engagement isn’t always long-lasting and doesn’t always have a major impact on your business. But it can. Lack of engagement can be contagious in business and it makes for an unenjoyable and frustrating experience and reflects badly on the business. read more


 

How to Focus on Your Key Priorities

Nothing comes close to the heart of general productivity like doing the things you really want to do, doing them efficiently and getting the desired results. However, as time passes, we often accumulate activities that, while not necessarily ones we can drop, certainly don ’t seem to attract high - level enthusiasm, commitment or drive. read more


 

Athlete Career Transition: A Solution for a Problem I Faced

In the ‘real world’, retirement may be a joyous welcome break from the shackles of the workplace. However with sport, retirement does not bring old age and slippers, but instead another thirty or so years until the real world ‘retirement age’ and pressure to transition into a world far removed from the playing field or track. read more


 

The Confidence Trickster – Behind the Confidence Veneer

Being promoted to a new leadership level is both an exciting and a risky moment for any leader. The additional responsibility, the delivery expectation and often finding themselves in a new relational matrix frequently puts the new leader well outside their comfort zone. In their keenness and anxiety to prove themselves a psychological response can be triggered. They can fall into the ‘confidence trap’ of overusing their overt confidence-winning formula that has helped get them to where they are. read more


 

Leaders of Tomorrow – Evolve Your Minds

I have always been intrigued by what it is that makes a successful leader. My search for answers led me to business schools, various executive training programs, onto a PhD program, into boardrooms, on a fair share of mindfulness and meditation courses, and to the top of Mount Everest. read more


 

Life after Sport: Matthew Hoggard

Life after sport can be challenging for many athletes, however having options and working with the right people can open so many doors once the final whistle has been blown. read more


 

Risk Assessment for Apprentices

It’s coming to the end of the school year and for some young people that means entering the workplace for the first time, many as apprentices. Did you know that the rate of workplace injury in young men face a 40% higher risk of workplace than their older counterparts? Stephen Thomas, Health and Safety Consultant at Croner, looks at the legal safety requirements for apprentices and how employers can protect them through risk assessment. read more


 

The One Thing That Trumps Drive When It Comes To Business Success

No matter how much drive you have – there is one thing that will always beat it when it comes to business success. Business is like sport: the most successful players love the game. Successful business leaders, if they love what they do, will always go the extra mile to succeed, they will also stand up again after being knocked over and they will look at obstacles and failures as, at worst, a small blip, and at best an opportunity to learn. read more


 

Skills Shortage In Cyber And Cloud?

A lot has been said about how technology is changing and the impact that is having on the way businesses operate and the way we live our lives. We’re more mobile, we have the world’s information available to us at the click of a button and our data is stored on interconnected servers spread throughout the world. read more


 

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