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      Think training is over-rated? Over half of staff would leave their jobs if not offered it

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      The importance of providing training to staff has been highlighted in a recent survey. The survey, by business print provider Instantprint, revealed that 56 per cent of workers would leave their current role if their employers stopped providing training, and nearly one-third (31 per cent) have previously left a position because of this issue. It […]

      Not going to uni? How to fast track from the classroom into a well-paid job in London

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      For many people leaving school at 18 means either going to university or learning a trade. For most, the thought of not going to university but instead developing your skills via a business course seems a little too much for those so young. However, for Geri Ivanova that was just what helped her land a great […]

      Learn something new thanks to PA Life’s courses

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      The PA Life website is a useful resource for ideas and inspiration, from publishing the latest news to amplifying the latest job vacancies. But did you know that we also offer some fantastic online courses? Learning a new skill is often time-consuming and difficult to slot in around day to day life. Traditionally you would […]

      These are the skills employers are looking for…

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      Basic numeracy and literacy and IT skills are viewed as more important by employers than technical or sales techniques according to new research by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 500 business leaders across London were asked whether they valued certain skills and the most important was basic numeracy (92 per cent) followed […]

      Lack of digital skills harming UK productivity

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      A lack of digital skills among the UK workforce is causing problems in the boardroom and contributing to low productivity, a new survey suggests. The average British worker still regularly fails to set up presentations without support from the IT department, according to a survey of IT professionals conducted by independent research agency Vanson Bourne […]

      Employers reveal top personal skills they seek in young staff

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      UK employers value more than just work-related skills in young people coming out of the education system and into the workplace, according to a study by education charity Central YMCA, which found that managers also look for certain personal skills. The survey of senior managers at more than 200 businesses revealed that learning new skills […]

      A skilled approach

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      What employers want: the transferable skills that will land you a job in 2017, courtesy of the experts at Love Success If you’re hoping to find a new job in 2017, it’s important for you to know what transferable skills you have to offer an employer. Sure, the role you’re going for might require certain […]

      Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy

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      While the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors that employ a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group. The report suggests that despite a near record number of vacancies (748,000 according to […]

      App of the week: Memorado

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      Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we improve our brain function with Memorado. An intro to Memorado Brain games test our […]

      6 steps to take to improve your focus

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      While the ability to multi-task is often seen as something to brag about, research shows it might actually be detrimental to your focus. If you find it hard to concentrate on one task at a time, here are some steps you can take to re-train your brain from psychology professor Daniel Levitin from McGill University […]