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How to Run a Genuinely Productive Brainstorming Session

Originated in the 1930s by business executive and creative theorist, Alex Faickney Osborn, brainstorming has become a popular way to tackle problems in the workplace. Osborn developed the process after America’s Great Depression had an adverse effect on his advertising agency. He felt he needed to source new ideas from which to create new solutions. …

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How to Prepare for a Video Interview (and Nail It)

Courtesy of a certain little virus, the face of recruitment has changed drastically. More and more, face-to-face interviews are being eschewed in favour of those conducted remotely. Platforms such as Zoom, Facetime, and Teams have become part of the fabric of our lives over the last two years, helping employers interview potential candidates without having …

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Why are communication skills at work so important?

Forget about profit and ROI; communication is the currency on which businesses flourish. Good communication is the exchange of information to further the understanding of a particular issue or challenge. While some believe it relies solely on getting a message across, true communication involves as much listening as it does talking. There can also be …

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New Graduates: Are You Ready for Business Life? 

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on the UK economy and as a result, has also had a profound effect on employment. Consequently, university graduates are walking into one of the most competitive and unforgiving job markets in recorded history. Research by online graduate careers site Milkround and online student research company D-In …

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How To Manage Your Emails To Reach ‘Inbox Zero’

Believe it or not, email has been around since the 1970s. An American computer programmer, Ray Tomlinson, is credited with creating the first electronic mailing system, even going as far as to use the ‘@’ symbol to connect the message with its destination. While he might have been using the internet’s predecessor, ARPANET, this was …

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Are Your Employees Having Fun at Work? They Should Be

The proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” might have been coined in the 15th Century, but it has perhaps even more relevance today. The private medical insurer Vitality conducted a survey studying employee absenteeism during 2019 (pre-pandemic). The study revealed that “British businesses lost an average of 38 working days …

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