Training

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

What Can Organisations Do To Boost Britain's Technical Prowess?

Geoff Smith | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Geoff Smith

Employability now depends less on what individuals already know and more on their ability to learn, apply and adapt. By adopting a flexible workforce and approach to training and development, British businesses can work with their existing employees to mould their skills and knowledge to fit the required roles, and build their technical prowess.

IWD2017: Meet The Women Rockin' The Tech Industry...

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Kat Jackman

all women everywhere Along with Dame Stephanie, I have discovered some other fab women who currently work in technology, who also have a special story to tell about how they got there, and how technology careers have changed their lives.

Should I Take Protein Supplements?

John Beeby | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
John Beeby

Over the last decade we've started to deify protein: the message now reads more is better. There are supplementary bars, shakes and pills - supermarket aisles are now strewn with products once sold only in pro sports shops. Quick-fix protein has never been more readily available.

The UK Is Leaving A Generation Of Workers In Digital Darkness

Pierre Dubuc | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Pierre Dubuc

Investment in traditional providers of digital education, such as schools and universities, is a part of the solution. Yet lifetime skills training while in work is the one pathway for both businesses and the wider economy to match the pace of technological advancement. It's a pace that shows no signs of slowing, and will otherwise leave us behind.

Change The Way You Think About Fitness For Easier, More Sustainable Progress

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

Take it day by day, believe in yourself and what you are capable of now and will be capable of in the future. Embrace these ideas you won't be able to do anything but succeed and that is freaking awesome!

Marathon Des Sables 2017 - A 250km Journey Of Personal Discovery

Andrew White | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

According to the Discovery Channel, MDS is the toughest footrace on earth. Starting on April 7th, we participants will attempt to run 6 stages, the longest of which is an 80km run, walk, stumble. It's not for the faint hearted, however, as I'm regularly told it's all about the preparation.

Getting Over The New Job Itch

Geoff Smith | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Geoff Smith

With January becoming the most popular month for people to job hunt, many employees will currently be feeling the repercussions of employees who have ...

Please Don't Make Your Sales Guy A Marketer

Lizzie Benton | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Lizzie Benton

So here's the situation, and I'm sure it's a common tale you've all heard before. A small business decides to save some money by making the sales gu...

5 Marketing Courses To Improve Your Chances Of Promotion

Sam Allcock | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Sam Allcock

As an employer, I'm always looking for my staff to constantly show me their passion and drive to develop both their career and knowledge. It's somethi...

A Simple HIIT Workout For Beginners

Chris Wharton | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Wharton

The key to achieving results as a beginner is to get right back to basics. These simple (and quick) home workouts do just that. But remember, basic doesn't have to mean easy! Here is a circuit of five exercises that works all areas of the body and doesn't require equipment or a gym membership, it can be also be completed in the comfort of your own home.

17 Going On 70: The Workforce Of The Future

Chris Jones | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Chris Jones

It's no lie that people are living longer. There are now five generations in the workforce - and this is going to become the norm. It'd be foolish to think that this won't change the way we hire and train our staff, so it's vital that businesses adapt too. That means understanding the need to hire and train staff differently.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Is The Term 'Construction Industry' Outdated?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

tech for good Using automation and AI to undertake routine functions could free up our supply of engineers for more creative tasks. Our engineers would control and steer the algorithmic optimisations set up for machines. We should embrace the opportunities this could create for global development.

The Three Mobile Attack Proves We Need To Train Everyone To Be A Barrier To Breaches

Graham Hunter | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Hunter

If businesses want to prevent attacks like this happening, they need to ensure that everyone has basic cyber hygiene: that they know the basics to prevent a breach, how to spot potential attacks and understand the implications of their actions on the wider company, and even economy.

Defence Against Cyber Threats Close To Home And Out Of This World

Geoff Smith | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Geoff Smith

As the threat of cybercrime intensifies both on and around the planet, there's never been a more important time for organisations to batten down the hatches to protect themselves. By adopting these types of approaches however, businesses will be able to strengthen their defence and ensure they don't become the next cyber-attack headline.

Couch To Marathon

Alana Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

When I started running, it was something I did alone and, dare I say it, in 'secret' for a while. Because I wasn't talking about it with anyone, and wasn't aware that any of my friends were into running, predictably I resorted to the Internet to tell me what I needed to know.

Less Than Half Of GPs Train In Mental Health

Paul Farmer | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Paul Farmer

For most of us, our local GP practice is the first place we go when we're unwell - whether it's related to our physical or mental health. That's why it's surprising to learn that less than half (46 per cent) of trainee GPs in England undertook a training placement in a mental health setting in 2015, according to data obtained from Mind.

Mid-Twenties Crisis, Anyone?

Olivia Cox | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Primarily, I'm getting back into a fitness regime. Running is my happy place, you see - it's where I make amends for my mistakes, and group my thoughts into something vaguely resembling order. It's also a loosely crucial part of scaling 26.2 miles in 35 degree heat next May. Obv.

Can Big Business Learn Lessons For Their Working Parents From Families Who Adopt?

Helen Costa | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Costa

During that process to become "approved" you are given training and preparation. But nothing prepared us for the monumental task of learning to become a parent to a traumatised young child who was effectively a stranger and one that didn't want to be there.

Providing Funded Training For Small Charities

Vicki Dawson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Vicki Dawson

Funding is a real issue at the moment for charities. It has always been a challenge to raise money in order to support charitable aims and objectives,...

11 Ways To Beat Your Training Demons

Professor Greg Whyte | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Greg Whyte

You've set yourself a challenge. You have taken advice and chosen a goal personal to you, something you have always wanted to achieve, and made sure it is challenging but achievable. Now it is time to deliver but, you have a history of letting your training demons take over and wreck your chances of success.

Stop! Step Away From That Vitamin C Pill!

Ruben Tabares | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruben Tabares

The secret to a lot of what I do as a strength coach and nutritionist is supplying my clients with cutting edge training methods and the best nutrition advice currently available. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of those secrets with you in this blog.

Future Sound: How We Must Pave The Way For Tomorrow's Talent

Carole Humphrey | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Carole Humphrey

Looking at the future of our workforce, we are seeing an influx of brilliantly talented young people who are eager to learn and incredibly motivated. Millennials are a powerful generation of workers who show incredible passion and drive.

Adding a String to the Bow

Paul Clayton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

So perhaps a drama school that endeavours to train its students how to be an actor, should enlighten graduates as to just what is possible. Promotional work, corporate work, work that uses the skills they have learnt as actors to engage with the public. Somebody has to wear that Sponge Bob Square pants suit in the shopping mall on a Saturday afternoon. How much better for all concerned if it's somebody who can really make it look fun.