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Coronavirus - Protecting Your Business

11th Mar 2020 | Laura Shaw

  While the media is working itself into a frenzy about the potential effects of coronavirus on the health service, the economy and the panic buying of loo rolls, it is sensible for businesses

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How A Simple Checklist Can Dramatically Improve Your Business

29th Jan 2020 | Emily

Business Processes All businesses have processes and procedures to follow. Some are simple, and others are complex. The simple ones could relate to a preferred method of invoicing, and the complex

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Are you Offering Your Employees The Best Training?

17th Dec 2019 | Emily Fletcher

There are many known benefits in offering a full training programme for your employees. Lots of small businesses struggle to implement adequate training systems, but by taking the time to do so, the r

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Managing Your Employee Records

2nd Dec 2019 | Emily Fletcher

Every organisation is required, by law, to maintain appropriate personnel documents for their employees. We all understand that correctly managing employee records is essential, but what is the best w

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Don't Be Like Jack – Get Organised and Go Digital.

15th Nov 2019 | Emily Fletcher

Jack is a Human Resources Manager in a social media company and his schedule for the day comprised of reviewing the employee benefits programme, creating a recruitment campaign for a new Social Media

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Is Your Filing Up-to-Date or Out-of-Date?

1st Nov 2019 | Emily Fletcher

With one tap on a mobile phone, we are able to access everything we want and need. We can shop, do our banking, connect with friends instantly, book events and add them to our electronic calendar. We

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Peer-to-Peer Training

15th Oct 2019 | Emily Fletcher

When a new employee begins their journey within your organisation, you want to ensure they settle in and learn the ropes quickly. It's always tough being the 'newbie' so having systems in

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The Importance of Getting Your Employee’s Appraisals Right

1st Oct 2019 | Emily Fletcher

The week before his appraisal was due, Mike started making more of an effort at work. He turned up ten minutes early and left ten minutes late. It did not go unnoticed that he was wearing smarter than

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Is Your Messy Desk Messing With Your Business?

17th Sep 2019 | Emily Fletcher

The average professional receives 11 Post-it® Note messages per day. Add to that the Post-it® Notes you have bookmarking pages in your training manual and the company handbook, and your des

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Change Management: Running Your Business When Everything Is Constantly Changing.

3rd Sep 2019 | Emily Fletcher

We live in a fast-paced, constantly-evolving world. We demand our goods and services to be delivered ever-more quickly, almost instantly. We want better quality products for less money, and we want th

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Business Protocols – Your Organisation’s Roadmap To Success

15th Aug 2019 | Emily Fletcher

Plan your business as you would your car journey and you’ll arrive at your destination on time, on budget and stress-free. In the days before sat navs existed we used maps; road maps. Journey

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Make The Change: Don’t Just Remember it. Document it.

1st Aug 2019 | Emily Fletcher

The saying “the dullest pencil is better than the sharpest memory” is an ancient Chinese proverb, basically meaning “write it down if you don’t want to forget it”. Doc

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Invest In Your Induction Process And Reap The Rewards

15th Jul 2019 | Emily Fletcher

Employees are the lifeblood of all organisations, and their performance is vital to the success of every business. Happy, engaged, inspired and motivated team members drive productivity, innovation an

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Is Positive Communication The Answer to Low Employee Morale?

28th Jun 2019 | Laura Shaw

When the negative chitter-chatter around the coffee machine in the kitchen becomes a regular occurrence, you know you have a problem. You can sense the adverse effects of negative corporate culture pe

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Are your team festive season ready?

17th Dec 2018 | Laura Shaw

The run up to Christmas is a busy time in any practice.  The combination of team members taking time off to shop, see family or attend the school nativity; clients wanting to get their pets &lsqu

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Passionate about education

7th Nov 2018 | Laura Shaw

I had a delightful day in the beautiful Wye Forest yesterday. I wasn’t just swanning around with the dog, although we did have a pleasant little walk, but I was there to record a webinar with th

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Write blog – tick!

19th Sep 2018 | Laura Shaw

The summer holidays are over and I have drawn a line through the last item on my ‘to do before school starts list’, although I have to admit cutting it rather fine on the ‘buying the

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Eight steps to change with Training-Progress

26th Jun 2018 | Laura Shaw

Changing the way your team works can be a battle in any business. Many people are reluctant to embrace change. This is normal and is a challenge in every business and in every industry.   K

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Corporate Amnesia - Don't forget to remember!

17th Apr 2018 | Laura Shaw

What I love about this job is that I get to meet lots of interesting people from a variety of industries, especially now that Training-Progress is reaching beyond the veterinary sector. The other d

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Objectives and Goals

7th Feb 2018 | Laura Shaw

We are pretty keen on goals and objectives here at Training-Progress.  Without goals how can you measure your success and without out success in your work……where is the job satisfac

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10 Tips to keep your business running smoothly over Christmas

20th Dec 2017 | Laura Shaw

1. Sort rotas out well in advance. That way you don’t get the last minute panic and moaning. Make sure your skeleton team are competent in all tasks they are going to come up against. Use your T

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10 tips to help you overcome the Culture of Disregard of Protocols

14th Nov 2017 | Laura Shaw

At a recent visit to hospital, I saw the following sign. Unsurprisingly, this is where the visitor’s chairs were stored. It got me thinking….What is the point of that rule? It is o

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