Universities UK, the voice of UK universities, has just published a survey undertaken by ComRes sharing the insights from 2270 graduates and undergraduates which covers the reasons why people choose to study at university and what information they wish they had had beforehand. And it makes interesting reading..
The biggest question each individual faces is what to do with the gift of life they have been given – in other words: “How can I make the most of that gift so I can live to my fullest potential?” Yet it’s a question which we frequently steer away from or respond to by following the perceived safety of the norm.
In the last few weeks alone, over 11,000 households have woken up to newspaper articles and media outlets telling the world that their jobs in supermarkets, fashion retail and banking will be going.
Multi-award-winning career development coach Carolyn Parry, founder of Career Alchemy and one of the UK’s top career coaches, shares three top tips she teaches to clients which will help anyone affected by the threat of redundancy to stay positive despite the uncertainty.
With restructuring taking place all over the UK and shared by the media every week, being at risk of redundancy has sadly become a standard feature of modern day careers. No matter whichever research stats you read, the uncertainty that accompanies restructuring and redundancy consistently rates as one of the most stressful experiences you can go through and the experience is right up there with divorce, moving house, and bereavement.
Multi-award-winning career development coach Carolyn Parry, founder of Career Alchemy and one of the UK’s top career coaches, shares ten top tips she teaches to clients which will help anyone affected to minimise the stress of the situation by taking appropriate action.
It's clear that faster is better if we want to to do simple things like catch a train or a plane, book a hotel, or look up something on Wikipedia, but when it comes to things which hold greater significance and meaning, faster will cause the wheels to overheat and come off.
We all know that motivating people is hard and the most up to date research from Gallup confirms it. Their report shows that in the UK, only around 15% of the workforce are stars, which leaves the remaining 85% either sleepwalking through their days or actively becoming saboteurs (our terminology not theirs!).
Come back to the first full working week of 2019.
How do you feel?
Excited and full of hope at the prospect of a year full of meaning, impact and fulfilment?
If that’s you, the chances are that you are probably a rising star at work who is intellectually and emotionally engaged in what you do, because it matters to you. In the UK, according to the latest Gallup stats[i], there are only 11% of UK workers who feel like you do. Well done on finding and living your career purpose.
STUDENTS NEED TO PLAY TO THEIR STRENGTHS FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM – AND IN THE BRAVE, NEW WORKPLACE
We all recognise that the world of work is changing fast, and one of the most sought-after skills is being able to work flexibly with people from all sorts of different backgrounds. This month’s guest blog is by Victoria Bird of team performance specialists, Belbin who explains why team work matters so much.
If you child has been identified as having Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) helping your teen to get work experience or into full time work can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge, but it needn’t be. We asked Katie Smith, Partnership and Innovation Manager of dyslexia recruitment specialists, Exceptional Individuals to share her thoughts on how to help your child.
Adam Bytheway is a mechanical technician at Chemoxy International, one of Europe’s leading chemical contract manufacturers. He was able to train and qualify for his role through an engineering apprenticeship with the company.
Here, he takes a look at why an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering could be a rewarding career choice for your child.
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Designed for professionals, the Career Alchemy blog mixes news, career trends and philosophy with "how to" advice to help you achieve happiness and success in your working life, no matter how much the world of work is changing.