Mar 20 2018

Top tips for creating a happy working environment

By  Jessica Toms My role at the Centre is to make sure that the office runs smoothly, that all of our equipment works and to keep the Centre looking fresh and up-to-date. One of the most important aspects of my role is to ensure

Mar 15 2018

Speed reading in the digital age

By David AylwinIf you could have a super-power, what would it be? It would be nice to be able to fly, obviously, but cheap airlines make it a bit of a waste of a super-power. You can go to Nice for £30 without it, and

Mar 05 2018

Equality: how to fix your own unconscious bias

By Jakki Bendell Recent outcries over sexual harassment and pay gaps have shone a spotlight on equality and diversity at work, but these very public issues are the tip of the iceberg. A wider problem lies beneath the surface, in our own unconscious biases.

Mar 01 2018

Bullying in the workplace - what to look out for and what to do

Bullying only happens at school, right? Research conducted by TUC says otherwise, as it was discovered that nearly a third of people are bullied in their workplace. Their research also showed that 36% people who report being bullied at work leave their job because of

Feb 08 2018

Make the most of your training day

You’ve booked onto a course and you’re ready to learn! But how do you make the most of your training day? With over 21 years of experience, we know a thing or two about creating the best day of learning possible. Trust us, we

Feb 05 2018

3 ways to make your workplace more inclusive

February marks the start of LGBT history month; a month-long annual observance of LGBT history and related civil rights movements. Now in its 13th year, this month of celebration and recognition sees hundreds of events up and down the UK. This is also the

Jan 26 2018

How to improve your communication skills at work

With emails, phone calls, meetings, letters, and endless other forms of communication whizzing around the workplace it becomes easy to lose the real meaning of a message. You would expect that having so many opportunities for communication would make getting your message across (or even

Jan 17 2018

Why do we traditionally only coach leaders?

By Alice Pilbeam-Brown Coaching has been the most rewarding part of my career to date, and since completing my ICF professional coach training in summer 2017 I’ve completed over 100 hours of coaching. There are many definitions of coaching, but my favourite is by the UK's

Jan 09 2018

Take control of your workload with these 4 tips

By David GoodmanIn 1918 Charles Schwab, the President of the Bethlehem Steel Cooperation, the world’s largest ship builder, met with a highly respected productivity consultant, Ivy Lee. As the story goes, Schwab brought Lee into his offices and said, “Show me how I can

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