Jul 13 2017

How much time are you wasting?

We’re all guilty of wasting time, both at work and in our personal lives, but most of us like to think that we only waste a few minutes a day; however, the reality is quite different! From having a chat by the water cooler,

Jul 06 2017

5 ways to get the perfect work/life balance

Getting the perfect work/life balance can seem like an unachievable dream, but as Walt Disney said; if you can dream it you can do it. Many of us put too much pressure on ourselves to get the ‘perfect’ balance between work and play unnecessarily;

Jun 29 2017

Improve your proofreading in 5 easy steps

Having the job of proofreading a long, important document can be daunting. With a deadline in the diary and the looming fear that you no longer know how to spell anything, proofreading is often met with a panicked expression. However, once you’ve got the

Jun 26 2017

21 facts about the Centre

This year the Centre is turning 21, and we’re just a little bit excited (and not just because it gives us an excuse to eat cake). We’re so proud of the Centre’s growth and progress, and we’re so happy we’ve been

Jun 22 2017

5 top tips for better emails

By Jakki Bendell. We’ve all been there. You spend ages constructing your email. Your message is clearly important and urgent (you even marked it with a red ‘important’ flag). But you receive no response…When you chase up a few days

Jun 15 2017

Without emotions we would all be like robots

By Jessica Toms - Office Manager Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence. - Robert K. Cooper, PhDBeing a busy Office Manager and

Jun 08 2017

How to give effective feedback

By Daljeet Singh. Feedback is one of those words that will often make us cringe. We have all heard somebody come to us and mention feedback that they would like to give, or that someone else has given, and we prepare ourselves for

Jun 02 2017

Managing volunteers this National Volunteers’ Week

Happy National Volunteers’ Week! 1-7 June 2017 is your chance to say a big ‘thank you’ to your dedicated and hardworking volunteers, and it’s also an opportunity to take a look at your organisation’s relationship with its volunteers.To help you and your

May 25 2017

Building the foundations of brand ‘you’

Brands are all around us; from that Starbucks coffee you picked up this morning, right down to your M&S socks. But have you stopped to think about your personal brand? Whilst you might not be on the same level as Nike, you still

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