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Feb11

How Can Staff Stay Safe Online

We live in a digital world where a large percentage of our day to day activity at work is carried out with the use of the internet, therefore having an online presence and without being safe online, our personal lives could be affected.

Feb06

Why you should want to be an Apprenticeship Mentor

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // Leadership & Management, HR and Training

Why you should want to be an Apprenticeship Mentor

There is an adage that “what you reap you sow”. That definitely applies to being an Apprentice Mentor.

When asked, would I be a mentor for two new digital marketer apprentices, I had a number of thoughts positive and negative whizzing round my brain. Firstly, that I’m already busy, so do I have the time? Secondly, how hard can it be? Perhaps they will not really need that much help. Thirdly, well if I am doing it, I am going to try to do it well.

Nov07

4 Ways to Boost Staff Morale

4 Ways to Boost Staff Morale

Low staff morale in the workplace doesn’t make for a happy, supportive or generally productive team working environment. In-fact you may find the workforce to be overly-competitive or lazy and with a high staff-turnover instead, which reduces the company’s productivity, creates more work for the HR department and potentially lower revenues.

Oct25

Sea Shepherd Beach Clean

Community Connections North

Sea Shepherd Beach Clean

On Saturday the 19th October some of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) team, BBO partners, friends, and family all joined together to do a beach clean at Old Hunstanton Beach, in Norfolk.

Oct23

Ying's Story

Enterprising People

Ying's Story

In July this year, Claudette Dairo, Building Better Opportunities Community Connections Advisor for Milton Keynes, delivered an informative talk about the BBO project to parents who were at the Conniburrow Children’s Centre accessing services.

Here she met Ying. 

 

Oct16

Brexit preparation – is staff training the answer?

Brexit preparation – is staff training the answer?

Brexit is a topic that has been looming over Britain for a while and has been of concern for businesses.

Could Brexit negatively impact the economy, employability and the availability of jobs roles?

Oct11

Gaps Mental Health Day - Hello Yellow

Gaps Mental Health Day - Hello Yellow

To raise awareness for mental health and well-being week the students and tutors have been taking part in lots of fun activities. Here at TCHC we work with many young people who face barriers with mental health issues, so this week was very important to showcase the support available to people facing these issues.

Oct10

Student A - "How GAPs helped me"

Student A -

Student A had a difficult upbringing, his father ended up in prison which also led to the disintegration of their relationship. 

A moved to Stowmarket, a small and rural village in Suffolk, with his Mother, Step-Father and siblings. A suffers from ADHD and stress and found it difficult to concentrate in the classroom, he also found that the medication he was using for his condition would make him feel “out of it” so he opted to stop his meds. 

Oct07

MyGaps, my mental health

MyGaps, my mental health

In a report earlier this year, it was stated that mental health amongst school children in England had deteriorated in the past two years, 83% of 8,600 teachers surveyed said they’d noted an increase in the number of children in their care with poor mental health.

Sep15

Staff Training Helps Improve Staff Loyalty

Staff Training Helps Improve Staff Loyalty

Staff loyalty benefits the company in more ways than not. When hiring new staff, there’s always uncertainty on the value of the employee, will the time and money placed into recruitment be worth it? Will the effort of initial work training be worth it? Providing training for the employees increases the risk factor, however, the success rates of staff becoming long term is high. This is due to various reasons such as gratitude to the company, acknowledgement that the company cares and feeling of being indebted and wanting to show appreciation.

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