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How does e-learning improve accessibility for all learners

By Oz Hussein on August 15, 2017

E-learning is perfect for reaching your varied workforce, ensuring everyone can access training opportunities. Initially, people believed e-learning would be ineffective as it would remove the human element of learning, however, as time has progressed, technology has developed meaning transforming it into a valuable learning resource. What is e-learning? E-learning refers to learning that is […]

The importance of commercial skills in management development

By Oz Hussein on August 9, 2017

What are commercial skills? Commercial skills and awareness are often considered essential by employers but are not always a measurable skill. Commercial awareness is classed as the ability to develop an understanding of what makes organisations successful. This can include the process of buying or selling products or the supply of services to a specific […]

The importance of commercial skills for business

By Oz Hussein on August 4, 2017

It’s no secret that adequate commercial skills are fundamental for any business, particularly when it comes to those in senior management positions. Anyone in charge of making decisions that may in one way or another have an impact on the business, regarding growth, financially, or even operations, must possess a level of commercial skills suitable […]

Virtual learning in the workplace

By Oz Hussein on August 1, 2017

A virtual learning environment (VLE) in the workplace refers to an online platform that offers a learning portal for employees. This can be used to regularly train and track the progress of the workforce with ease. Virtual learning allows workers to progress at their own pace and means that training content is easily accessible through […]

How to avoid mistakes when training Millennials

By Oz Hussein on July 21, 2017

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are a generation made up of people born between the years of 1980 until approximately the year 2000. However, this is often debated. There are about 13.8 million Millennials in the UK, meaning they are currently flooding the workforce, ready to be moulded into future leaders. Through offering Millennials […]

How important is commercial awareness and commercial skills training?

By Oz Hussein on July 18, 2017

Commercial skills can cover a range of expertise, from financial knowledge to interpersonal relationships, across a multitude of industries. However, the training within commercial awareness now focuses predominantly on improving what the individual can bring to the business and their overall understanding of their company’s presence in the marketplace. Companies should offer ongoing commercial skills […]

Why should companies offer workplace leadership programs?

By Oz Hussein on July 13, 2017

As part of your succession planning strategy, you should consider offering workplace leadership training to encourage current members of staff to progress into higher roles. However, is it worth offering training rather than allowing future leaders to fall into the role naturally? Retention For high-level or highly specialised employees, you may be looking at a […]

Utilising workplace training courses as a company benefit

By Oz Hussein on July 10, 2017

Company benefits are an excellent way to not only attract new talent but retain current staff. Business benefits can vary from company to company, for example, they are often provided in addition to salary to create a competitive package for employees. Many companies offer advantages such as bonuses, profit sharing, medical, disability, and life insurance, […]

How to mould a graduate into the perfect employee

By Oz Hussein on July 6, 2017

It’s almost time for students who began their studies in 2014 to become graduates of 2017, meaning a variety of new talent will be entering the workplace. Nonetheless, hiring a graduate straight out of university may seem like a significant risk, especially if they lack experience. However, companies should consider offering graduate training programmes or […]

Preparing Millennials for workplace leadership

By Oz Hussein on July 3, 2017

Millennials are the future of the workplace, so supplying millennials training to shape them into a great leader, should be a key part of your succession plan. However, due to the distinct differences between each generation, it can be hard to know what techniques to use to make them a future leader, so we’ve put […]

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