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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...

We’re coming up to the time of year when many people will overindulge during the festive holiday and then make ambitious resolutions about all the healthy behaviours they are going to undertake in the new year. Gym memberships tend to explode in January, but it is usually quiet again a couple of months later. The problem is we all have some unhealthy habits and replacing them with healthier...

Take one: You’re kicking off a new strategic project, so you call a meeting with your team. During the meeting, you’re asked a question that challenges your thinking. You’re caught off guard. More “why?” and “what if?” questions are fired your way. You gloss over it. You interject. Things are not headed exactly where you wanted them. You move on to the next item on the agenda. There is a...

After the ups and downs of this year, we all deserve a well-earned break over Christmas. It’s important to take this time to relax, recharge and refresh for the upcoming year. However, the festive period is also a good time to evaluate your professional life and set a new direction for the year ahead. If a new job is on the horizon for you, then you need to take a proactive approach to job...

Although there has been immense upheaval across the world of work this year, tech is one of the sectors that fortunately has remained resilient. As a result of COVID-19, organisations have had to reprioritise their technology objectives and strategies, leading to a surge in demand for certain roles in the tech space. Effects of the pandemic Digital transformation was sweeping across the...

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