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  • How to hire an interim manager

    Interim managers are independent business leaders or project managers who work in a range of disciplines and sectors. They are experts in their field; high-level performers with a track record of achievement. Years ago, it was mainly through force of circumstance that this resource existed but today, things are different. Changing lifestyle patterns, the support of new technologies and the desire for people to be their own boss are fuelling the supply side of this rapidly growing sector. Many talented people want to live their professional lives in this way and there are around 20,000 interims in the UK available for work. 

  • How to work from home efficiently

    With long commutes and budget cuts, more people are working from home. But how can you make sure you do work and not watch TV? Last year I started working from home one day a week, so I wanted to share my tips. If you are new to home working, feel free to add your own.

  • 4-in-1 Managers' training pack

    Whether you’re a CEO, seasoned manager or looking for the next step up – this 4-in-1 managers’ training pack is for you. With more than 2 hours of video content with additional learning materials included, the courses cover everything from planning, implementing and evaluating your team’s work for the first time to improving your organisation’s effectiveness and competitiveness in this tough economic climate.

  • How to manage paid or volunteer drivers in voluntary organisations

    Do your employees or volunteers use their own, borrowed or leased vehicles for your business? Do you know how to manage these drivers and what you should do to reduce risk where the vehicle they’re using doesn’t belong to your organisation?

  • How to create a volunteer role description that brings in more applications

    We all know that volunteers are essential to the day-to-day running of not-for-profit organisations. But, despite how much they are valued, it can be difficult to generate interest in volunteer roles and get candidates excited about offering their expertise, experience and time. The role description is your chance to capture their attention, so here are a few tweaks that you can make so that candidates will be keener to get in touch. 

  • How to motivate employees through succession planning

    Identifying and developing future management candidates – succession planning or talent management – was recently identified as one of the top three HR issues for the immediate future. Given the current economic climate, it’s vital that organisations are not only as high-performing as possible, but also that they are prepared for the years ahead. Not only does succession planning lead to improved and cost-effective job filling for key positions and retention of key staff (and therefore of organisation-specific knowledge, experience, skills and values) – it also provides motivation and incentive for employees and helps foster a culture of internal promotion, development and career opportunities.

  • Volunteer induction

    A good induction ensures volunteers are able to contribute quickly and feel part of the organisation.

  • How to train and develop people without spending a fortune

    When an organisation has a tight budget, expenditure on training, learning and development activity is usually one of the first things to go. This is something of a false economy though, since your people become less effective, less efficient and less productive – meaning your organisation will soon follow suit. Fortunately, learning and development isn’t all about sending people on training courses that cost about the same as a week’s holiday in Tenerife. Here’s how to develop people on a slashed budget, without sacrificing quality...

  • Recruiting volunteers

    How to go about recruiting volunteers for your organisation.

  • Employer-supported volunteering

    Volunteering while employed: the pros and cons for employers and employees.

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