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Professional Development Articles

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES   |  HR AND L&D ARTICLES   |   QUIZZES

Needing a bit of inspiration in your quest for a better career through professional development? We know it can be tricky and that's why we started findcourses.co.uk in the first place: to help you make the right training choices. Our professional development articles are a combination of staff research, the top tips from the UK's premier training providers, and contributions from our readers.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2017
Last updated: 15/07/2019

Communication Skills: How to Improve & Break Down Barriers to Communication

‘No man is an island’. Each and every one of us needs to communicate on a regular basis with others, in both our professional and private lives. Indeed, humankind has succeeded through the ability to cooperate in groups, exchange information and build sustainable relationships. We should be highly evolved to communicate effectively and successfully and yet; so many relationships suffer or break do ...
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Last updated: 15/07/2019

CIPD Intermediate vs. Advanced Awards

Whether you are trying to advance your career in human resources or trying to break into the field, professional development is the leading choice for getting employers to notice you. Making the effort to develop your career and motivate change within your organisation has a multitude of effects, both immediate and long-lasting. 

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

The Difference Between CIPD Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas

If you’re looking for the perfect career choice, look no further than a role in the field of human resources (HR) and leadership and development (L&D).Whether you’ve recently graduated, changed careers, or decided to pursue professional development, it’s never too late to open up the doors to opportunity and advance in a field that’s always expanding.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

NEBOSH diplomas: International vs. National

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) provides interested participants in the field of health and safety the opportunity to take their career further through certifications and qualifications. Decide which NEBOSH diploma is the perfect match for you!

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

ACCA diploma vs. Certificate: What you need to know

Whether you’re already in the field or have dreams of breaking into it, accountants are constantly being faced with new information and challenges.The global economy, tax codes, and banking laws and regulations are in a constant flux.So, if you expect to be on top in the field of accounting, you have to keep up with all the current updates and trends.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

What's the Average Salary in the UK?

Average Salary (UK) of over 400 Jobs Revealed. Have you ever wondered whether you’re getting paid enough? The Office of National Statistics has released new figures showing the average UK salary for over 400 job roles, from gardeners to artists, IT technicians to sales and marketing managers. Their yearly survey showed that the average salary for men and women combined was £29,009, which includes...

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

7 Tips for Launching a Career Abroad - Infographic

Starting a new career abroad is likely to be one of the most exciting and life changing decisions you’ll ever make, but it's not always easy. Don't panic! our infographic has all the advice you need to make the process smoother.

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Last updated: 11/03/2019

5 CVs of Famous Fictional Characters

Many of us at findcourses.co.uk are fans of modern fiction, and this prompted us to wonder what the CVs of some of our favourite fictional characters might look like. Read on to see how many of them you recognise, and how good (or bad) their CVs are!

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

NEBOSH: Certificate or Diploma?

The NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma are two of the most prestigious health and safety qualifications available. Find out what makes them different from one another and which one is best suited to your needs.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Which Universities Produce the Most Successful People?

Arguably the first major decision that most people must make in their lives is what to do after finishing school. We all want to succeed in life, but what is the best way to go about achieving this? For some, success means doing a job you enjoy. For others, success is tied to the strength of their bank balance! For these people, choosing a university (should they decide to go down the academic rou ...
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Last updated: 15/07/2019

Should I Take IOSH or NEBOSH?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) are both internationally acclaimed providers of health and safety qualifications. So, what exactly do they do, and what makes them different?

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

The Difference Between CIPD Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

Have you already worked in HR and L&D and you want to boost your knowledge and take your career to the next level? But where should you start? Learn the differences between awards, certificates, and diplomas with the CIPD.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

Which project management certification is right for me? - Infographic

The demand for project managers has never been greater with increased globalisation, expanding industries and a burgeoning IT industry.  Depending on your experience, industry and budget, there's a project management certification that is a perfect fit for you.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

GDPR is Coming to the UK. Is Your Organisation Ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming to the UK May 25th, 2018. Is your organisation ready? Read about what you can do and learn about training opportunities to help you prepare.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

How to Identify & Overcome Complexity: 6 Solutions That Work

Over-complexity is the silent killer for many companies, and it’s a proven fact. The largest 200 companies in the Global Fortune 500 listing lose approximately 10.2% of shareholder value every year due to complexity. Read NSF's top tips for cutting through complexity!

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

Women in Leadership – Commanding Presence, Boldness and Passion

When it comes to leadership, women have come a long way. We are seeing more and more strong women leaders the world over, but there is still a lot of work to do. Learn about how theatre-based training can help you command presence, respect, and exude confidence.

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Last updated: 16/07/2019

Why You Didn’t Get the Promotion

You’re convinced you’re making all the right moves and even your co-workers are impressed with your performance.Most importantly, you’re committed to the job, hard-working and ambitious.So, why is it that you’ve been passed over for promotion?

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Last updated: 16/07/2019

6 Rules for Coping With Brutal Disruption in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In a world of ever-increasing and sometimes unpredictable change, it has never been more important for pharmaceutical companies to bounce back stronger from “brutal disruptions.” The trouble with the old adages, “proper planning prevents poor performance” and “fail to plan, plan to fail,” is that planning only works when you have an idea of what’s coming.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

High Performance Professional Development Plan

Every organisation understands that a learning culture is one that yields the greatest employee loyalty, happiness and ultimately productivity. Professional development focuses on acquiring more knowledge and skills related to your career, and applies to everyone in the organisation from new employees to the CEO.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Changes to UK Qualifications 2017

With a new year comes new changes to qualifications and certifications in the UK. Here at FindCourses, we’ve put together an overview of the most significant updates and ongoing reforms you need to be aware of to stay up to date in your field, including plans for accrediting bodies, changes to exams and frameworks, and major qualification reforms. Find out the essentials!

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U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!

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