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Why every L&D manager should consider a Bookboon eLibrary for bite-sized learning

A recent study from Boston College, Harvard University and the University of Michigan found that soft skills training boosts productivity with 12 percent, staff retention during training programmes with 10% and delivers a 250% return on investment.* 

This is only one example of the vast amount of research showing the positive impact of personal development training on a company’s bottom line through increased effectiveness, employee engagement, happiness, health and well-being.    (more…)

Data privacy scandal and the #DeleteFacebook campaign

Facebook - Cambridge AnalyticaProbably a few of you may not have heard about the #DeleteFacebook campaign that has been trending on every social media in the last few days.

Facebook had more than $50Bn wiped out from the stock market as the news spread about the data scandal their name got involved in with another company leading this called Cambridge Analytica.


How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

We’re living in a time of fast and short-lived information. Everything is easily comparable on the Internet. Therefore, it is so important for companies to differentiate themselves from their competitors in order create a clear picture of the business in their clients’ and potential clients’ minds. Make them believe what you want them to believe. Read this article and learn more! (more…)

How to Be More Innovative and Creative at Work

What does it mean to be creative? Creative people are able to perceive the world in a different way and to uncover what was previously hidden. They’re willing to take risks and go through discomfort in order to turn innovative and improving ideas into reality. But how are you going to become this kind of person? This article will help you to implement more creativity in your workplace.     (more…)

Setting up a business as a woman: how to get a running start

On days like International Women’s Day (8 March) much is written about how we can support and empower women in the workplace. What gets far less attention is the fact that more than double the amount of men are self-employed compared to women (according to a study by the OECD).* (more…)

Successful Training and Development

Training sessions are aiming at maximizing employee potential at work. There are a couple key points that you will want to consider in order to prepare a successful training session. Learn more by reading the following article!  (more…)

Dress for Success

Fine feathers make fine birds. The way you’re dressed is the first impression people get from you.  Being over- or underdressed can make situations feel weird and uncomfortable, which is something you should avoid while being in a sales -meeting. There is no second chance for a first impression, that’s why you want to make the right decisions when it comes to your outfit. Learn more by reading this article. (more…)

Why CPR is the BEST Class You Will Ever Take

There are many ways to advance your career and discover the possibilities in the world. But, all the opportunities around the globe are null if you come upon someone in severe medical distress and are unable to help. While planning for a health care career is a terrific way to give back and help others, becoming a surgeon or providing care in the emergency department is not for everyone. There are countless other ways you can become part of the solution when people are in medical distress, and it all starts with taking a CPR class.

Do You Recognize Your Company’s Values?

Values are desirable qualities and norms that form the pattern of the company’s thoughts and actions. Being aware of the own business values is essential to make important business influencing decisions. How to recognize and align your company’s values is described in this blog. (more…)

What are your Weaknesses?

This is probably one of the more unpleasant questions applicants face during a job interview. Why give the interviewers reasons why they should not hire you? That can be quite frightening and challenging. Learn how to master this challenge by reading the following article:  (more…)