New research suggests that the majority of UK employees (63%) would switch employers if only they got more training opportunities.* That is a staggering number. Combine this with the fact that the average UK employee has gone two years without training and over 10% more than four years, this is revealing a big problem in the job market.
Employees realise (and experience) the impact of insufficient training themselves. Over 40% say they’re less productive due to the lack of training and over a quarter are worried this is impacting their career progression.
We all know that soft skills such as empathy, teamwork and interpersonal communication help deliver tangible results for business success. However, it is also arguable that productivity is, in itself, an important soft skill. But how do you as a business get the best out of your employees? How do you encourage your employees to improve their day-to-day performance? It may be difficult to quantify something so seemingly difficult to define, but you can do it with the carrot and without resorting to the stick. Bookboon has a solution and here, we show you how! (more…)
Internal communication that is healthy is vital to a company’s progress. Employees like to be kept informed about what is happening with the organisation and so management need to implement a system that feeds into this. This below app is a useful tool to promote effective internal communication to drive a business forward. (more…)
The corporate eLearning landscape is finally picking up pace.
As electronic learning grew with the rise of the internet during the 90’s, so did the hope that soon we could all ‘tap into the Matrix’ and learn to speak Mandarin in 30 minutes. In reality, no matter how fast we innovate, it takes years before new and better applications are widely used or accepted. (more…)
Find out why the author decided to create YouTube Workbooks.
Dr. Chris Tisdell is one of Bookboon’s most popular authors, with his eBooks reaching over 10 million people in 200 countries. His passion for learning and innovative approach to online education have inspired a worldwide audience to understand mathematics and gain the quantitative skills needed for their future careers. Here you can read the full interview… (more…)
The importance of flexibility in business.
One buzzword became widespread after the economic downturn of 2008: downsizing. Redundancies meant that employees were asked to do the same amount of work as before, but with fewer colleagues. Because of this, employees with specific soft skills became even more vital to the employer.
Arguably, soft skills became more important than any technical skill or qualification. One we value today more than ever before is flexibility. Some employees may lack the initiative or confidence to learn new skills and become flexible in their work. That’s why there is a virtual solution to encourage employee development. (more…)
There are insufficient employees who really possess the soft skill problem solving, which makes it challenging for business managers to retain these individuals. Personnel can move to the highest paying company with preferable benefits because they know they stand out.
Accomplished employers know that sourcing and hiring the best employees is a repetitive expense and drain on emotions, but retaining the finest that can bring solutions to problems rather than difficulties without resolutions, is a necessity if your business is to beat your competition. (more…)
What are the different ways of viewing Excel 2016’s worksheets?
How to make your work easier when splitting large worksheets
Working on a huge workbook that has significant information all throughout its part is very tedious and time-consuming; especially when you are constantly scrolling up, down, left and right just to see and work at different parts.
Well, worry no more! By using the different views of Excel 2016, you will be able to save lots of time and effort in manipulating your workbooks and worksheets.
Hide and unhide portions in Excel.
In dealing with Excel, most especially with formulas, there are necessary portions that we need to include but not that so important to be shown. There are also portions that we do not want someone to mess with or change, for if it is changed, the entire worksheet or workbook will be negatively affected. Messing with those portions will not make your file work out the way you planned and designed it to be. With these instances, the “hide and unhide” options of Excel 2016 are very helpful.