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Month: September 2016

How employee wellbeing affects workplace performance and how to improve it

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Perkbox.co.uk specialise in helping employees keep their staff happy by providing ‘perks’ such as discounts on global brands, fitness memberships, cinema tickets, restaurants, financial services and even therapy. The idea behind it is that making your employees feel appreciated and rewarding them for their good work keeps them motivated and productive. And Perk Box aren’t [Read more…]

Ask someone who knows: alumni give us their real-life public speaking advice

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

We thought we’d ask you for your pearls of wisdom on another subject – public speaking. If you’ve got a fear of speaking in front of people or need help perfecting your pitch you could learn a thing or two from these successful alumni about public speaking with confidence and eloquence. Everyone gets nervous “Everyone [Read more…]

Three creative business pioneers and what we can learn from them

Monday, September 19th, 2016

David Cameron recently announced that creative industries were the driving force of the UK economy. Design, music and film are just a few creative industries that cross cultural barriers by touching on interests and desires that are shared worldwide. There’s a lot we can learn from such an influential field. The skill and determination involved [Read more…]

The golden rules of phone interviews

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Recruiters and employers use phone interviews to narrow down large volumes of applicants and ensure that you’re a credible and serious applicant before you’re invited for a face-to-face interview. The good news is, if you get a call it means they like your CV, and it’s then up to you to convince them to move [Read more…]

What you need to know about hiring an apprentice

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is an apprenticeship? Let’s start with the basics. An apprenticeship programme combines working and work-based training with studying for a qualification from GCSE to degree level. What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice? Think of it like investing in the future of your business. Your new employee is more likely to be loyal [Read more…]

Get Back into Education

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Here at Lincoln College we believe that you should never stop learning, no matter what stage you are in your career. Whether you want to learn new skills to get that promotion, change your career completely or start something new, a Higher Education qualification can open a lot of doors. However, we also know that [Read more…]