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Can workplace training in mental health cut your sick days in half?

By Oz Hussein on December 10, 2017

In 2017, the Centre for Mental Health reported that mental health problems in the UK workforce cost employers almost £35 billion in 2016. Not only does the failure to provide a healthy support system and ensure that managers are well equipped to support employees suffering from mental health issues, cost money, but it can also […]

How to create a high impact workplace training course

By Oz Hussein on December 10, 2017

Creating a workplace training course traditionally consisted of long and drawn out seminars and occasionally group tasks. However, times have changed, and a new dynamic workplace training course could be the way to revitalise your workforce, push for innovation and boost productivity. Collect reviews from your workforce If you want to boost the productivity of […]

Can your graduate training support the development of managers?

By Oz Hussein on December 6, 2017

Too often, management and employees are not on the same page when it comes to internal relationships. Many feel that relationships are often either strained or non-existent, which in turn can affect employee retention and job satisfaction amongst the workforce. Graduate training can be used as the initial building blocks for developing relationships amongst the […]

Is microlearning more familiar than we previously thought?

By Oz Hussein on December 1, 2017

Although the concept of microlearning may seem new to many, it incorporates many familiar aspects that have been around for a number of years. The process of microlearning allows individuals or groups of learners to absorb and process small chunks of information in order to learn more effectively. What is microlearning? Microlearning offers an informal […]

How can graduate training support in bridging the skills gap created by Brexit?

By Oz Hussein on November 28, 2017

Brexit has left many businesses with questions surrounding the issues of a dwindling workforce and a growing skills gap. Ahead of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, companies must decide on how best to manage the skills gap in their workforces, primarily through increased training for their new employees. What is the skills gap? The […]

How can graduate training be used to prevent banking analysts from making mistakes during the first few weeks of their career?

By Oz Hussein on November 22, 2017

Graduate training is the ideal way to set the bar for quality, induct new employees into your business and ensure that they have the tools to perform efficiently in their new role. For many new banking analysts, the first month can be the hardest and often makes or breaks a fresh employee. Graduate training can […]

Graduate training programmes for mid-life career changers

By Oz Hussein on November 16, 2017

Graduate training programmes are often designed for university leavers who are entering their first full-time job. However, with an evolving set of industries, with some becoming obsolete as quickly as new ones grow, many of those who are midway through their careers might find themselves looking for or thrust into a new opportunity. This could […]

Do banks need to offer further graduate training and incentives to attract new talent?

By Oz Hussein on November 14, 2017

Recent shifts in graduate employment figures suggest that they are no longer as interested in pursuing careers in the banking sector, compared to previous alumni. Socially conscious graduates are less concerned with working in multinational banking firms, with a considerable decline in those who pursue a career primarily to obtain a large wage packet at […]

Understanding microlearning

By Oz Hussein on November 10, 2017

Microlearning may sound like just another buzzword or piece of jargon. However, it is quickly becoming the next big thing when it comes to workplace learning and commercial skills training. Microlearning has proved itself to be suitable for a vast range of demographics and knowledge levels, with the ability to break down subjects into smaller, […]

Is graduate training supporting the declining levels of unemployed graduates?

By Oz Hussein on November 7, 2017

In 2017, the rates of unemployment within the graduate community are at their lowest since 1989. The graduate jobs market has since been described as ‘in a robust situation’, regardless of the recent political and economic shocks. The changes in graduate unemployment levels may be due to a number of factors, but graduate training could […]

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