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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…

by Lucy Limb

Resilience and performance at work: 5 things you need to know

The CiPD states that resilience “..helps employees adapt, cope, gain resources, and respond positively to stressors in the workplace.” When employees are operating resiliently they are able to think clearly,…

by Janice Benning

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…

by Lucy Limb

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…

by Lucy Limb

How to Stress Less

International Stress Awareness Week (1st-5th November 2021) is a good time to think about what you can to do reduce and prevent stress. What is stress? Stress is our body’s…

by Janice Benning

Four ways to get your managers coaching now

In our view, one of the most important things a manager can do now is coach. It’s a style that lends itself to building empowerment and ownership – helping people…

by Paul Hodder

Why is it important to train your managers?

It’s not uncommon for people to start their management careers without management training or preparation. In this article, we look at why it’s important to train your managers and the…

by Paul Hodder

Hybrid working: how to communicate effectively

If we’re no longer eyeballing each other at work, how will workplaces continue to flourish? A key success criterion of hybrid working is good communication. In this blog we look…

by Paul Hodder

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…

by Lucy Limb

Giving feedback – what we all need to know to improve working life

Feedback is an important part of job performance but often fails for some simple reasons. In this blog, we look at some ways you can ensure your feedback is successful.…

by Paul Hodder

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…

by Lucy Limb

The best way to build trust in the workplace

Employees in high-trust organisations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues. Here are some ways leaders can maintain and grow trust: Be consistent in…

by Paul Hodder

Worried about work? Techniques to help

The Office for National Statistics reports anxiety affected the work of one in five people last year. Amongst these figures are HR professionals, who have been at the frontline of…

by Paul Hodder

These initiatives are challenging gender inequality in the workplace

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge. A call, we believe, is needed now more than ever. This is because in the months since last…

by Paul Hodder

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…

by Lucy Limb

The winter wellbeing MOT

Traditionally a time of reward, socialising and celebration, the winter season is already very different this year and the third lockdown this winter seems to be having a greater impact…

by Paul Hodder

Five signs you may need a sick day

Covid-19 has killed the sick day. Previously a good indicator of whether you were fit enough to work was whether you felt able to drag yourself into the office. Now…

by Paul Hodder

How to be assertive at work (even remotely)

If you watched any of the US presidential TV debates in late 2020, you might recall the then Democrat candidate Kamala Harris (now vice-president elect) sparked a discussion with the…

by Paul Hodder

Is your employee mental health programme accessible to all?

This year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is Mental Health in an Unequal World. The cost of poor mental health to UK businesses is rising. However,  for every £1 spent by…

by Paul Hodder

The FCA has big expectations, are you ready?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have signalled that they are not pleased with the embedding of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). In particular the understanding and application of…

by Paul Hodder

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…

by Lucy Limb

Creativity is not down to talent, it’s a trainable skill

One of the most striking elements of the COVID pandemic is how some companies have been opening up new markets for themselves. There are drinks and perfume companies manufacturing hand…

by Paul Hodder

Mental health hacks for post-lockdown work life

A client was telling me recently that her employees were struggling with the remote working arrangements at her company. On the surface it had been an overnight success but, four…

by Janice Benning

Email etiquette and communication in a pandemic

Email etiquette has become a vexed issue during the pandemic. There are good reasons for this and fortunately some useful techniques exist to help ease the burden. When writing your…

by Paul Hodder