Apr18

USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Categories // Business Development, HR and Training, Marketing and Communication

How can social media help your business?

Social media is an amazing tool for expanding your business! You can use social media to widen your audience and market. It is about building and creating interactive relationships with customers.

Mar20

Apprenticeships VS University what would you choose?

Written by // Victor Hayes Categories // HR and Training

While it can’t be denied that a degree is a higher level academic certification than the average level 3 or 4 apprenticeship. Employers are increasingly starting to recognise that apprenticeship training is often a far more practical work based application.


Mar02

Why existing staff are becoming apprentices

Written by // Lee Moorton Categories // Digital Technology Centre, HR and Training

If when you think of an apprentice, you think of a 16 year old with little or no workplace experience. You may need to rethink that image, because in 2017/18, 68% of all apprentices are over 19 and from that number half are over the age of 25.

Mar30

Business can profit from better maths

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // HR and Training

Research estimates that poor maths skills cost the economy £20.2 billion a year. Good maths skills we are told, is one of the best protections against unemployment, low wages and poor health. How do we go about improving maths at work?

Mar27

Think Positive- Mental Health Awareness Programme

Written by // Dominic Wade Categories // HR and Training

For the past three years, TCHC has increased its work with customers facing health and disability issues. In the last two years, I’ve worked on projects supporting people struggling with mental health from mild to moderate and sometimes severe.


The impact we have made has been life changing for customers as they have told me first hand, but also moving and uplifting for our Personal Advisers and Tutors who have delivered the personal development training and seen the customers grow and progress into more confident and inspired individuals. This is motivating for everyone.

May17

Traineeships; a great recruitment tool and more…

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // HR and Training

The problem of high youth unemployment is something that all of us should be concerned about. Employers are often surveyed and the key point that they raise is that young people just don’t have the experience they are looking for. Here is the age old Catch 22 – you have to have experience to get the job, but you can’t get experience unless you develop the skills on the job. So how can this be solved? Traineeships is one answer. They are funded by the government with the aim of helping young people get valuable and real work experience, as well as developing other skills that employers are looking for like communication and teamwork. A Traineeship is tailored to the needs of the individual and employers. Here’s how they work:

Mar24

Will your business pay an Apprenticeship levy?

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // HR and Training

The Government is introducing a new Apprenticeship Levy starting from April 2017. The levy will affect employers with a payroll of more than £ 3 million a year and will be put in place to encourage organisations to invest in skills through Apprenticeships. How will Apprenticeships work for non-payers?

Jan28

Traineeships Support your Business

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // HR and Training

In England in 2014 (the latest figures on the government website) local authorities estimated that 82,320 16-18 year olds were not in employment, education or training. The government introduced the Traineeship programme to help support young people like this. It is aimed at 16-24 year olds and allows them to gain essential skills and experience to enable them to secure an Apprenticeship or employment, but how does this support your business? 

Oct29

Chancellor Extends Shared Parental Leave to Working Grandparents

Categories // HR and Training

An announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne has opened up an interesting dilemma to businesses. His new policy for supporting working parents is to extend the shared parental leave to grandparents. This may send a few shivers down the backbone of some bosses but what will be the actual impact?

Oct27

Signs, Causes and Impact of Stress at Work

Categories // HR and Training

As we prepare for fireworks and bonfires give a thought to the 4 November which is National Stress Awareness Day. We all say we are ‘stressed’ from time to time, but in 2014-15 the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) report on stress stated that 45% of all working days lost to ill-health and that’s 9.9 million work days, were lost to stress.  So what is stress, how do we spot people with it and what can we do to help?

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