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The Issue of Mental Health in Leadership – The Stevenson Farmer Review

We all know how important it is to stay fit and well so we can succeed both at work and in life. However, for a long time, most of the focus of Occupational Health was keeping people physically well, and making adaptations for physical disabilities. Our Mental Health and Wellbeing (not to mention those with…

Bid Writing: How To Win Your Pitch

Writing and winning bids is an important part of gaining new business. A good pitch can be the deal breaker so it’s important to get it right. Here we’ve put together a few simple tips to enable you to maximise your outcomes when writing your bids.   Pick and Choose Carefully. All too often, businesses…

Basic Fire Safety Awareness

Basic Fire Safety Awareness£15.00 (excluding VAT)About The Course Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online Fire Safety training courses are aimed at all employees to…

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness£15.00 (excluding VAT) About The Course Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of…

Managing Stress In The Workplace

Managing stress in the workplace is a hot topic. After all, the biggest asset a successful company has is its people. However, no matter how much the issue is talked about, progress is slow. Research conducted by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), found that over 480,000 people in the UK stated that work-related stress…

Effectively Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Managing conflict in the workplace.  Something we all have to deal with at some point. When it comes to business training, this is a popular topic. You might be dealing with a disruptive team member, colleagues not getting along, or a complete breakdown in morale. Whatever for the conflict takes, it creates an uncomfortable work…

Conducting an Appraisal. Making it Successful.

Conducting an appraisal to look at an employee’s performance is, in principle, straightforward. However, conducting a SUCCESSFUL appraisal is quite another matter. How many times have you left your own appraisal feeling like nothing much has been achieved? If you know that feeling, you’ll want to ensure that your team doesn’t experience the same. In…

Brainstorming. How To Do It Effectively.

Why brainstorm? Surely it would be more efficient for a decision-maker to identify a course of action and just stick to it? Wrong. In most cases, the individual closest to a problem isn’t best placed to reach the most effective solution. Too much involvement can actually be a hinderance in such situations. Here we take…

Public Speaking – Making it an Art

Public speaking is one of the most common phobias professional people face. But it’s a fear we have to overcome because at some point, we all have to do for one reason or another.  When it comes to public speaking in your career, you won’t want to just get through it, you’ll want to ace…

Company Culture – How Do You Know Its Good?

Our latest blog looks at how to improve your company culture and what that involves. Generally, good companies have a lower staff turnover. If a lot of people are coming and going, it’s a good indication that the work environment is less than desirable or their needs aren’t being met. If you’re considering approaching a…