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.
This month’s guest blogger is Jenny Karlsson from EngineeringUK who outlines what a career in engineering is all about and how to see if your teen is a budding engineer in the making.
Engineers are at the forefront of shaping the world we live in, helping to solve our biggest challenges. From dealing with cyber security and minimising the impact of natural disasters to developing sustainable energy, food, housing and products; engineers help pave the way to a better future for everyone.
This article, written by Laura Slingo from the UK’s leading independent job board CV-Library, has been written for you to share with your teenager so you can help them to understand what is expected of them in the working world and how their actions have consequences.
Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment and regret our choice of words and phrasing. For teenagers, still learning the ways of the world, it can be easy to find oneself ruled by one’s emotions, and fly off the handle at a misunderstanding, burning bridges before they’ve even been built. Understanding what is expected of you in the world of work will help you to start your career the right way and enable you to avoid burning bridges with employers which could cause costly mistakes.
NEW TOOLKIT FOR SAVVY PARENT TO MAX THEIR TEENAGERS’ CAREER PROSPECTS
We are delighted to announce today that we have launched a new online resource to enable parents to transform their own teenagers’ academic and vocational career prospects. The ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ programme is an eight-part video-based career coaching toolkit complete with a set of accompanying eBooks. Developed by Carolyn Parry, the CDI’s Career Coach of the Year, the self-paced kit equips parents with all the resources they need.
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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.