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  Whether at the start of a STEM career in the life sciences sector, or in a global leadership role, this unprecedented time could be pivotal to your career prospects. COVID-19 has changed the world. Disruption that would have been previously unimaginable in the life sciences industry has become the norm. The pandemic, while putting the brakes on many parts of the economy, illuminates...

One year ago, the first UK wide lockdown was announced and millions were told to stay at home to save lives. While no end date was set, there was expectation that the restrictions would be short term, with Boris Johnson telling the daily Downing Street briefing that in 12 weeks, “we can turn the tide”. A year later the struggle against Covid-19 is still ongoing. However, as the rapid...

Adam Philpott, President EMEA of cybersecurity firm McAfee, discusses how the firm creates balance between its technology and talent strategies, to keep moving into the future. Uncertainty about the future is something many businesses have felt in recent months. While this can make many uneasy, Adam Philpott, President EMEA of cybersecurity firm McAfee, believes that a path can...

  The pandemic is continuing to put tremendous pressure on HR functions around the world as they work to prioritise the wellbeing, productivity and engagement of their people, all whilst operating in a very different world.  Both how and where we work is changing at lightning speed, potentially for good, so it’s even more...

I recently ran a LinkedIn Live event to share my top tips on successfully creating or updating your CV or resume. We received many great questions from our followers during the event, so I wanted to share a blog with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. You can watch the event back in full here.   1. What’s the difference between my CV and my...

Today in support of International Women’s Day 2021, we are joined by Leadership Coach, Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams, CEO of Dream Life Academy, who are here to share the key challenges women of colour face in their careers and how to best overcome these obstacles.   1. To begin with, please could you introduce yourself to our listeners? Simi, we’ll...

As leaders continue to drive their organisations through a great deal of uncertainty and constant change, many of their team members may be experiencing a dip in self-confidence. So, today we’re joined by self-confidence coach, Jo Emerson, who’s here to share her expert advice to help leaders build self-confidence in their teams.   1. Please could I ask you to introduce...

Whilst we continue to navigate our way through constant change and a great deal of uncertainty, many professionals are experiencing a dip in self-confidence. So today, we’re joined by self-confidence coach Jo Emerson, who is here to share her expert advice to help those looking to increase self-confidence in their professional lives.     1. To begin with, could you please...

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge, designed for individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality to create an inclusive world. So today, we’re joined by Leadership Coach Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams, CEO of Dream Life Academy, who are here to share the key challenges that female leaders of colour face and how to...

This month not only marks International Women’s Day, but it is also a year since the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated the UK’s first nationwide lockdown. Marking these two anniversaries so close together should make us reflect on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women. We recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn, in which respondents were asked how the Covid-19 crisis had impacted...

Data suggests that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in terms of redundancy and the amount of time they are committing to domestic and educational responsibilities. But there are also some emerging employment trends that could open up new and exciting opportunities for women. The pandemic has caused many employers to challenge their assumptions about work and...

Teaching staff are on the frontline of the effort to create a safe environment for learning, and the effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 while ensuring a high standard of education is weighing heavily on their wellbeing. But it doesn’t stop there. Everyone at your school is feeling the pressure and dealing with the changes, from facilities and maintenance staff, to senior leaders. The...

  An 8.9% reduction in hours worked across the UK in June freed up a potential 94.2 million training hours for the country’s workforce, and research shows leaders who used this time to invest in skills are more confident of recovery post-COVID.   Research by The Open University has revealed that across the UK, 67% of organisations say learning...

  The most recent updates to the Department for Education’s latest ‘Keeping children safe in education’ (KCSIE) guidelines are in effect from 1st of September, with key updates focusing on Covid-19, mental health, child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, GDPR and more. We advise you to review the full set of guidelines here, but below you’ll find a summary of...

  As we approach the start of a very unique academic year, this is an excellent time to reflect and set goals for the year ahead. By implementing a teacher improvement plan centred on critical skills development and wellbeing, you can support your staff in two crucial focus areas for the post-COVID school. The day-to-day school environment is very different from the one we stepped out...

  Headteachers managing remote teams gained a valuable new set of skills in the lockdown which, if developed, will continue benefit them long into the future. Challenges of leading school staff remotely Before the coronavirus outbreak, leadership in a remote setting was a major concern for most companies, but likely not on many schools’ radars. However, as closures impacted up to 63...

  Recent studies have shown us that most teachers love their work and enjoy making a difference – so why are so many of them seeking greener pastures? Did you know that more than 20% of new teachers leave teaching within their first two years, and 33% leave within their first five years? Around 82% of teachers say the most positive aspect of their job is being able to make a...

  A work-life balance is all about balancing work and home life in accordance with your priorities. For many teachers this can be a difficult task; however, Hays Education’s Stephanie Croxford, herself a former teacher, has compiled a list of top tips to help your teachers on their way to optimising their work-life balance. Top Tips 1. Prioritise. Your teaching staff need to decide...

  As mental health and wellbeing becomes an increasing priority for schools, we’ve put together our top tips on how you can promote positive mental health in your classrooms. 1. Building awareness Giving students the knowledge and awareness about mental health is the first step in forming a culture of positive mental health in school. A useful initial activity would be to have an...

In these socially-distant times, isolation and uncertainty can cause anxiety and stress, and have a detrimental impact upon our general wellbeing and mental health. Towards the end of 2020, we carried out a survey of over 16,200 UK professionals. Our findings showed that wellbeing fell after the first lockdown was announced in March last year, with the most commonly cited reasons for this...

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