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Remember what it was like when you were at Dudley College of Technology? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? [Read more…]

How (and why!) to be more creative at work

If you want to get to the top, you need to be able to show your creativity. It’s the quality that was singled out by the majority of 1,500 company leaders surveyed on what it takes to succeed. It’s notoriously difficult to be creative on demand – when ideas are called for in that high-pressure [Read more…]

Four steps to make a great impression in a new job

If you’re starting a new job and worried you’ll be all at sea, you’re not alone. More than one in three employees say that they didn’t have any kind of onboarding process to introduce them to their role and help them settle in quickly. What employees want, according to a survey by HR tech firm [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher

Could teaching be the happiest profession in the UK? This article by The Guardian certainly suggests so. Teachers have better holiday time, as well as variety and fulfilment in their jobs. Teaching and inspiring the future generations can be an extremely rewarding path, and one which is possible to begin no matter what stage you [Read more…]

What the future of staff tracking means for you

With so many of us using smart devices to track everything from the number of steps we take to the food we eat, it was only a matter of time before companies turned to electronics to measure staff performance. Businesses from Amazon to Tesco and the Daily Telegraph have all been found using high-tech monitoring [Read more…]