Sealing the Interview Deal

You spent hours trawling through job listings, drafted and re-drafted the perfect application, and crossed all your fingers and toes as you clicked ‘send’. And now, the invitation you’ve been waiting for has landed in your inbox. You have an interview. Whether you’re entering the workplace for the first time following graduation, or going for a new challenge after years of experience, reminding yourself or those all-important interview preparation tips is essential.

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Make Time for Mentoring

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

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In today’s world of tight budgets and squeezed profit margins, an increasing number of organisations are relying on their experienced, long-standing managers to take more and more responsibility for getting their newbies up to speed.

For anyone who has ever held a management position, the first question that springs to mind is, “With what time?”. Holding the hand of a newcomer to your busy organisation certainly isn’t your number one priority. But could there be something in it for you?

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Negotiating skills for life

Negotiation skills. Think you have them? Think you need them? Only relevant for salespeople? Think again. Negotiation is a pretty useful skill for all of us to have, whatever line of work we’re in. In fact, our negotiation skills are in use far more than for our 9-5.

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Work perks or open communication…what would you choose?

A recent study conducted by 15five suggests that employees value a work environment that encourages open communication more than one that brings with it perks of the job.

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Even top health plans, free food and fancy gym memberships just don’t cut it in comparison to open and honest communication in the workplace.

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Transforming your team in 2015

According to a recent survey of managers in the UK, ‘developing people’ is in the top 3 New Year’s Resolutions for management professionals. And it’s easy to see why. Training and development not only increases productivity in the work place, but also encourages employee retention and engagement.

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Employee engagement is a vital part of the development cycle – if your people aren’t engaged, they won’t communicate. If they don’t communicate, you’ll never know what they need. And if you don’t know what they need, any efforts and investments you try to make towards implementing training and development plans will be wasted.

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What is non-verbal communication?

non verbalExperts agree that non-verbal communication is responsible for a huge proportion of the messages we send out. The numbers vary anywhere between 65% even up to 80% or 90%. But whatever the number, it’s clear that communication is about far more than simply the words we say.

So what exactly are we talking about when we refer to ‘non-verbal communication’?

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Does your organisation need us?

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  • We believe in always striving for standards of excellence in English communication.
  • We believe in the power of communication.
  • We believe that crisp, clear and concise communication can improve efficiency and sell products, services and people.

We provide English communication consultation services

We are unique in offering a made-to-measure service for all of your organisation’s immediate and long-term English communication needs.

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