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Why does the ‘completer finisher’ mindset apply to soft skills learning?

We all understand the importance of employees having a growth mindset and engaging in lifelong learning. These are essential habits to foster at a cultural level. What’s interesting is that attitudes among employees, particularly for voluntary learning and building on soft skills, has changed

Article by: Alice New | Published: 22 May 2019

Adaptability is the most desirable skill of 2019

The announcement comes with the release of the 100 In-Demand Skills report, from Michael Paige, which was based on thousands of conversations with employers over decades in the industry. Outlining the best skills and attributes for securing employment, the list is a must for anyone attempting to sharpen their CV.

Article by: Nick Kirk | Published: 12 January 2019

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INTERNATIONAL – The Rise of The Digital Nomad

Labour shortages in financial and business services are to be most severe, according to the study, with innovative technology fields also hit – global tech giant Microsoft announced earlier this year that a global skills shortage is affecting the fast-growing artificial intelligence (AI) field. It’s not news that the desire for greater workplace flexibility is on the rise. Working from home used to be a real coup for employees who would relish the thought of logging into the work system in their pyjamas and breaking off for a cup of tea whenever they liked.

Article by: Article contributed by Ius Laboris | Published: 6 December 2018

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Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation. Across EMEA, there is an urgent requirement for transformative dialogue between the executive boardroom and IT decision-makers if businesses are to stay relevant in an increasingly automated world.

Article by: David Mclean | Published: 15 November 2018

Middle East, GCC region – Organisations in the Gulf Cooperation Council Revamping Benefit Offerings

According to the latest Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Allowances and Benefits Survey conducted by Aon the GCC region has witnessed a concerted shift from a pure-pay model to an emphasis on ‘total rewards’. Representing a notable increase in the prevalence of benefit offerings for employees, the results are seen as a positive indicator for the region in attracting and retaining the right talent.

Article by: Christopher Page | Published: 3 October 2018

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Women are key to STEM skills

To ensure the international competitiveness of engineering in the UK, and to meet the government’s ambitions as set out in the Industrial Strategy, more girls and young women need to study engineering-related subjects. In the seven years since setting targets, the proportion of female engineering and technology undergraduates hasn’t changed.

Article by: Joe Marshall | Published: 29 September 2018

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Tackling the engineering skills gap

According to a recent report by Engineering UK, to close the ever-increasing skills gap in the engineering sector, capturing the minds of the next generation must be a key focus for the industry moving forward. Here, as we mark International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2018.

Article by: Andrew Keith | Published: 28 June 2018

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The importance of having Linear/Non-Linear thinking

Importance to Have Both Sequential/Linear Thinking and Skills versus Non Linear Thinking Creativity/Innovative/Out of the Box Thinking Skills… Which One Are You? Definition of Linear Sequential Thinking: "The process in which thoughts are put into order of priority concerning the issue at hand and viewed individually as to their merits and demerits.

Article by: Michael Marshall | Published: 17 April 2018