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Month: April 2018

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Workplace problems: lack of employee training

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Richard Branson famously said once: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”   A lack of employee training can lead to significantly negative side effects for the workplace and the overall business. Here are just some of them:   Low morale Most employees like to [Read more…]

Tricks to stop spending all of your time on email

Monday, April 30th, 2018

If you’re an office worker, you may find it unsurprising that we spend an average of 4.1 hours a day checking work emails – that’s more than 20 hours a week and more that 1000 hours a year.   All that time spent reading, replying, scrolling, forwarding, CCing and crafting those perfectly worded emails is [Read more…]

Should you go back to college? Things to consider

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Studying as an adult can bring you enormous benefits, whether you want to change your career, gain skills to get that promotion or learn something that interests you just for the fun of it. Going back to college could lead to:   Improvements in physical and mental well-being Increased confidence and positive attitude Career progression General life satisfaction [Read more…]

Online tools to help you focus at work

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Are you constantly being distracted from your work by the irresistible urge to check your social media? Or do you struggle with the noise and interruptions that come from working in close quarters in a busy office? Perhaps you’re just trying to do too much at once and need help focussing on your priorities in [Read more…]

Career Guide: Exciting jobs in IT and Computing

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The technology industry is growing at a faster rate than almost any other. In the UK, technology businesses are growing 2x faster than non-digital businesses and in London, a new technology business is born on average every single hour. The demand for jobseekers with IT and Computing skills is growing – but what kinds of [Read more…]

A guide to modern interviews: video calls and prescreenings

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Recruiters are increasingly using video interviews and video prescreenings, but do you know the difference? And do you know how to conduct yourself professionally on camera to maximise your chances of making it to the next round of interviews?   Having a round of video interviews before recruiters meet candidates face-to-face has become commonplace in [Read more…]

Ex-student succeeds as Sports Therapist for Lincoln City

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Mat Rudd talks of how Lincoln College set him up on the path to his dream career. Mat studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport before going on to attend Leeds Beckett University to study a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy. He is currently studying his master’s degree in physiotherapy at the University of Lincoln, alongside working for Lincoln [Read more…]

Lincoln College achieves Ofsted Good

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Lincoln College, including its campuses at Newark and Gainsborough, has received an Ofsted Good Grade. Inspectors said the Colleges were meeting the needs of local employers, learners and the wider community, with students progressing to positive career destinations. And that the industry expertise of teachers motivated students to make good progress and develop the skills [Read more…]

Lincoln College receives Just Lincolnshire recognition

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The Lincolnshire based single equality organisation working against hate crime has credited the college for the work undertaken over the last year, raising awareness of the subject and for the support offered to students and staff. Students from the Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough campuses have been offered training which empowers them and giving them the [Read more…]

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