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7 Steps to a Successful HR M&A Due Diligence

The HR M&A due diligence is a major contributor during the three phases of a merger, i.e. due diligence, the first 100 days of the M&A process, and the remaining part of the merger until completion. This article is based on “M&A Due Diligence Checklist for Human Resources”, an eBook tackling HR M&A due diligence in support of business leaders, HR professionals and HR consultants.  (more…)

The Art of Delegation: A Soft Skill for Everyone, Not Just Managers

The workplace in 2016 is a different world from 2006. It can be claimed that some workplaces had too many employees. Yet today, we function with far fewer people. Soft skills, therefore, are much more important than ever as we require a diverse range of skills and flexibility. The delegation was once the exclusive preserve of the supervisor or manager. Today though, we all need to identify when we have too much work and encouraging others to help. Previously, and perhaps out of politeness, employees fear to ask for help. Bookboon has an effective solution to encouraging delegation…


5 Essential Communication Skills Everybody Needs

How to get the outcome you want from your important work conversations? Your communication skills will determine how successful you are at work and in business. We take our ability to communicate for granted. But if you’ve ever had a misunderstanding or conflict at work, it will be due to poor communication skills. Frustrating for managers and staff, this can lead to relationship breakdowns and these misunderstandings cost businesses time and money. (more…)

NHH Norwegian School of Economics


NHH is one of the top business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network. We offer students a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.  (more…)

3 Innovation Lessons From 3 Wise People


Innovation is the invisible force behind value-creation, economic growth and living standards. After a year of post-truth politics, when we were told that experts were not trusted any more, I need a metaphorical reboot. Maybe you do too? If so, read on for some valuable learning on innovation.  (more…)

European Bartender School launches its largest awareness campaign to date


“We Make the World Taste Better“ is the title of the European Bartender School’s latest multichannel campaign that seeks to increase the awareness of high-quality cocktail making, targeting prospective students across universities and major cities in the UK.  (more…)

Blended Learning: When to Combine Face-to-Face & Online Learning


The question of face-to-face vs. e-learning is not always either or. Online learning has made inroads in recent years. However, it is difficult to fully replace face-to-face training. In many cases, blended learning programs should be used to overcome the limitations of face-to-face instruction and expand the overall learning experience.  (more…)

4 Reasons Why Your Employees Should Use E-Learning Tools

Your company’s success depends on a skilled workforce - E-Learning is the key! Your company’s success depends on a skilled workforce – E-Learning is the key!

In a time where change and adaptation are key to growth, a company can only maintain its competitive edge if it continuously invests in the know-how of its employees, so they can keep on top of current market trends, best practices and technologies. E-learning solutions are a great help for HR managers struggling to stay ahead of the game despite sensitive budgets.  (more…)

How to give and receive feedback effectively

This article is based on the free eBook “Top Ten Leadership Skills”

Feedback is defined as ‘the return of information about an activity or process’. In order for effective feedback to happen, staff need to have the skills to both give and receive feedback and an understanding that this is a supportive sharing of knowledge as opposed to a ‘witch hunt’. In this article we’ll take a closer look at 2 main types of feedback. (more…)

10 elements every successful business blog needs

This article is based on the free eBook "Business Blogs - The Best Social Media Tool For Businesses" This article is based on the free eBook “Business Blogs – The Best Social Media Tool For Businesses”

Over the years, blogging services have become much more professional than ever before and there are many ways to make your blog look interesting while providing resources to your readers to enhance their personal experience with you. Besides the enhancements, there are more elements that are equally essential to a blog and it is essential to have a look at these. Here are 10 elements you need to keep in mind to secure your business blog’s success. (more…)