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Time to Train: Your Right to Request Time Off Work for Training

Published: 02/11/2016
Column1 Time to Train is a Government initiative designed to empower employees to request time off from work for training, with the ultimate goal of enhancing skills across the UK workforce. The right to request time to train was included in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act, which received Royal Assent in November 2009. It is based on the recognition that investment in skills ...

Using Excel's Offset function to amalgamate data (beautifully)

Published: 07/12/2015

Learn how to 'jump' and amalgamate columns using Excel's Offset function with this practical how-to from Financial Training Associates.

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7 signs you're not responding well to change

Published: 02/07/2015

Change is a difficult thing to deal with no matter where and when it happens. But resenting change and reacting negatively will only complicate your life (whether personal or professional) further.

Are you displaying any of these tell-tale signs of resistance to change? Learn to recognise the warning signals and act before it's too late!

Top five reasons to get into compliance

Published: 02/07/2015

Compliance may not be the sexiest sounding profession, but it is a crucial and increasingly valued function that organisations know they need to invest in to avoid costly mistakes.

So why not think about getting into compliance? David Robson from International Compliance Training (ICT) outlines his top 5 reasons for joining the profession.

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7 tips to improve work-life balance

Published: 24/06/2015

If you’re finding yourself working after work hours and can’t seem to disconnect yourself from your laptop or smartphone to regularly check anticipated e-mails from work while feeling tired almost all the time then you possess most of the attributes of a workaholic.

Read 7 strategies to help you manage the ultimate balance between your job and your life that you have always hoped for.

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Top 20 skills employers look for in a Team Leader

Published: 17/06/2015

Looking for a Team Leader job? Findcourses.co.uk has crunched the numbers and collected the most requested skills for anyone aspiring to work as a Team Leader - in any sector - in the UK.

Find out what employers are after and make sure your CV and interview show you have what it takes to beat others to that  position.

10 skills to improve while you're bored at work

Published: 08/06/2015

Bored at work? Many would envy you for it, but you're probably not having the best time. So don't sit there idle twiddling your thumbs - get a bit creative and take the chance to learn something new or develop an existing skill.

Here are 10 suggestions that will cure you of your boredom but also help you grow both personally and professionally.

10 qualifications you can go global with

Published: 12/05/2015

In a highly globalised and inter-connected world, progressing in your career and landing that dream job may increasingly require you to relocate to a different city or country.

The question is: do you have the qualifications that will help you stand out from the crowd in the eyes of international recruiters?

8 common 'top-up' careers

Published: 11/05/2015

Whether it's to find an outlet for your creative passions or to earn a little extra cash to spend on your personal interests, many professionals these days choose to "top-up" their primary careers with secondary positions in what are often completely unrelated fields.

Here we reveal some of the common (and a few of the more unexpected) combinations.

7 worrying symptoms of a weak organisational culture

Published: 28/11/2014

Is your culture ready for change? Do you innovate enough to be ahead of your competitors? Is your staff 100% committed to your business vision and mission?

Discover the worrying signals and make the changes that can strengthen your corporate culture and inspire your team to grow.

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