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Professional networking: 7 tips for meeting new people

Professional networking is an important part of developing your career and personal brand. It’s easy to think these situations are geared towards those of us who are more outgoing and…

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Role of L&D in mental health and wellbeing at work

Research has found that preventative mental health support such as awareness-raising and line manager training yields a much higher return on investment than reactive support like therapy.  It’s no surprise…

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How to encourage employees to attend training

In-company training – delivered to a group of employees from a single organisation (as opposed to run on set dates and booked individually) has many benefits. First off, in-company training…

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Bitesize Training Courses

We offer high-impact and interactive, 120-minute, trainer-led courses to help solve managerial and interpersonal problems in the workplace today. Our courses help employees work and manage more effectively and communicate…

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How to increase training ROI with coaching

From strengthening performance to developing leadership potential, coaching offers a range of benefits. Coaching can also be used to increase training return on investment (ROI). At BiteSize Learning, we often…

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Manage Upwards: 5 ways it creates value

For the relationship between manager and team to function well, both sides need to be empowered to communicate effectively. But often organisations focus on the downward relationship a manager has…

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What is hybrid working and how do you make it a success for your people and your business?

Anyone working in HR right now is having conversations about hybrid working. As we consider a safe return to office life, there’s growing interest in combining our working lives with…

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Six simple ways to improve your employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is a concern for learning and development and human resource professionals more so than ever. As Janice Benning, BiteSize Learning’s Wellbeing Lead explains “prevention is so much better…

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BiteSize Learning’s 2020 review

As the tumultuous 2020 draws away from us, we feel it’s important to recognise what we have learnt. Our clients have been our biggest source of inspiration. Listening to them…

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What our attitude to holidays says about employee mental health

I was struck by a recent conversation on LinkedIn on the topic of holidays in relation to employee mental health. The rise in remote working is clearly making it harder…

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Social Styles: what have you enjoyed about lockdown?

We recognise that lockdown has been an extremely difficult time for many, but a comment by a trainer on one of our weekly calls, that she had found much to…

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How Social Styles can help you achieve your communication goals

Using social styles to adapt how you communicate with colleagues is a good way to reduce friction and promote teamwork. When under pressure, it can be surprising what you might…

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Keeping your learning on track

A lot has changed over the last month. A survey about workplace learning just before the lockdown began found that 53% of learning and development professionals were moving everything online.…

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The female leaders who influence us

To celebrate International Women’s Day this month, we’ve decided to highlight some of the female theorists, practitioners and activists who influence our work. Marilyn Loden Over forty years ago Marilyn…

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Writing for impact

In all the recent coverage celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, one of the stories that most stood out was the archived speech written for Richard Nixon, in case…

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What’s the Dalai Lama got to teach us about business

Earlier this year his Holiness shared his thoughts on leadership in the Harvard Business Review. It’s a short article, but the call to action is huge: “Leaders, whatever field they…

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Having better conversations

Do you dread having a difficult conversation? This video tip covers the importance of framing the conversation so that a win-win can be achieved by all.     

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Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

From the casting couch to the wolf whistle, sexual harassment at work has been with us for a very long time. No sector is immune: entertainment, media, professional and financial…

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The role of L&D in workplace wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing is a strategic issue that Learning and Development teams can take a proactive lead on. People are a company’s greatest asset, and if they aren’t healthy and happy,…

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A Mindful Message this Christmas

We cram a lot into our Decembers. And although many of us will hopefully benefit from a few days holiday at the end of the month to enjoy the festive…

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The Manager as Coach

“Organizations with senior leaders who coach effectively and frequently improve their business results by 21% as compared to those who never coach.”– Bersin by Deloitte Wouldn’t we love it if…

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What is the best advice you’ve been given?

A piece of advice can be a gem that you return to time and time again. We’ve included some of our favorites below: When public speaking, slow your normal speech…

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Could you sneak £50,000 of unwarranted expenses past your boss?

Countless studies aim to calculate the cost of a poor recruitment decision. They vary according to the source, with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation estimating a cost of more than…

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