Training

ADCAN - the Cannes-tidote to Commercials Awards

Brydon Gerus | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Brydon Gerus

So, once again the lions have returned home in their prides from this year's largest advertising awards festival in France, the Cannes Lions - an event which, in the advertising industry translates to: line your stomachs, update your LinkedIn profile pics and don't forget your sunscreen.

Indian Food, Can It Really Aid Weight Loss?

Bini Ludlow | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

Thanks to the flavourings used there isn't the need to overcomplicate dishes with rich creams and butters. Plus curries by their very nature provide a slow release of energy, perfect for anyone undergoing an intensive training regime.

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

You're Never Too Old to Learn a New Trick

Chris Jones | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

Everyone has a talent. You might just not know it yet. And as this week is Adult Learners' Week, surely now's the time to discover it? As we celebrate adult learners, and the opportunities learning can lead to, we should all think about how we can continue to develop skills, and try something new.

The Seven Days of Learning

Kevin Young | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kevin Young

Staff training and skill development should always be seen as a valuable method to improve productivity, staff morale, business agility and ultimately drive increased sales and business growth.

Building the Future: Women in Construction

Meg Munn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It will not be a surprise to hear that the construction industry has some of the lowest numbers of women workers in any sector of the economy. With around 11% of the workforce, and as little as 1% of the manual trades, there is little concern in the industry and only modest attempts to change it. Do the low numbers of female workers in construction matter?

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - New Recruits

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Over 10 years ago now Jamie Oliver had an idea that he could take 15 young people who had no formal training in cooking and over the period of a year teach them all to be top class Chefs. Jamie believes that anyone can cook...

Onwards and Upwards - Add Incline Walking to Your Exercise Routine

David Kingsbury | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

For some reason the metabolic response in women is greater (perhaps because they have more body mass in their buttocks and thighs). But whatever your gender, acceleration of calorie consumption and burning of fat tissue are additional health benefits incline walking has to offer.

A Drop in Youth Unemployment and a Rise in Apprenticehships: Why Vocational Learning Is Driving the Green Shoots Emerging in Wales This Spring

Scott Waddington | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Waddington

Spring has sprung here in Wales, and brought with it a number of green shoots in the process. According to recent labour market statistics, youth unemployment (16-24) is falling faster in Wales than in the rest of the UK.

Talent management and retaining our rising stars

Victoria Fox | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Victoria Fox

The advertising industry is in transition. In this, the most auspicious period and disruptive period in recent history, attracting, growing and retaining agency talent is critical. But in this unprecedented market, what does 'talent' even look like?

Ten Lessons Triathletes Can Learn To Improve Their Swimming

Rob Popper | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Popper

What works on dry land most definitely does not work in the water. Our leg muscles (especially the quads and the hamstrings) that have been so wonderful at propelling us land-based bipeds around for a million years or so are not very effective at moving us through the water when doing front crawl.

Eight Things That Happen When You Sign Up to a 10K Race

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

You pretend to know what phrases like: "par two hours", "anaerobic threshold" and "inclined gradient" mean. When all you're really familiar with is "hitting the wall".

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

Top 10 Tips for Triathlon Training

Rob Popper | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Popper

I have been a triathlon coach for 9 years. Here are a few things that I have learnt along the way. A few you may not have heard before, a few you probably have heard before but are worth repeating, but all of them will help you achieve your goals.

Training: Inbetweeners Shouldn't Suffer

Kevin Young | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Kevin Young

While on family duty over the recent half term holiday, I was forced to sit down and watch The Inbetweeners for the first time. When it comes to TV sitcoms, I'm more of an 'Allo! 'Allo! man, and must admit it had never crossed my mind to sit down and experience life through the eyes of Will, Jay, Simon and Neil.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

Your Future, Your Ambition

Jenny Garrett | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

The iniative is the latest London-wide project receiving her focused attention. Yvonne is part of the event organising team under the leadership of Tunde Akintokin of Cisco Systems enlisting the support of at least 20 main corporate organisations to help shape the hearts and minds of society's future leaders...

London Marathon: Coping With Injury

Jack Wilson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I keeping seeing other runners, running with their precious perfectly functioning knees and I hate them all. Yes, I'm bitter. Can't even begin to imagine how gutted real athletes must be training for 4 years for one day/event only to be injured.

London Marathon - Finding Your Charity Fundraising Stress-Raising?

Jack Wilson | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Even though I work for a charity, I am rubbish at asking for money. Sometimes I feel more apprehensive about the fundraising than the actual training. Like most Brits, I have a deeply ingrained irrational fear of 'bothering' anyone. Yes it is a challenge and yes it can be hard work but I have to keep reminding myself that it's so worth it in the end.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

Running With Music: Hate or Motivate?

Jack Wilson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Running with music can be a glorious experience. When the perfect song kicks in it can take you to a place where tired legs, heavy breathing and copious amounts of sweat don't exist (or they don't bother you anymore).

Running the London Marathon? Jog on Jack!

Jack Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I cannot emphasise enough just how far removed I am from those annoying people who are seemingly born with a 6-pack and effortlessly cruise through runs without breaking a sweat. It's all about hard graft for me. Like many 'growing lads', I was a victim of chronic puppy fat/grow baggage at school and running was the last thing I wanted to do.

And So the Kilimanjaro training continues... One month to go!

DJ Lora | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

And so our training for the big Mount Kilimanjaro climb has begun. As you can imagine, our combination of careers means it's not that easy to get together on a regular basis to train. Having said that, I do know that everyone is prepping as much as possible.

Is the 'Skills Shortage' Actually a Language Barrier?

Donavan Whyte | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Donavan Whyte

Businesses are struggling to fill the skills gap but could lack of English language training be the problem? According to the government's skills watchdog, a sharp rise in skills shortages in the UK threatens to hold back the pace of recovery in parts of the economy.

Made a Resolution to Start a Business This Year? Here's How You Can Make It Happen

Neeta Patel | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

January is generally a time for resolutions and change. Most of us have the opportunity to think and reflect on the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. Many of us start with good intentions but I wonder how many of us actually stick with our resolutions?