Oliver Simpson

Oliver Simpson


Recent posts by Oliver Simpson

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Six Essential Line Management Skills to Get the Most From Your Team

By Oliver Simpson on Jun 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

With more than six million employees in managerial roles across the UK, line managers are an essential aspect of workplace structure. They ensure the daily running of a group or department and they’re also dependable employees who know how to get results for your business.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development Communications Line Management
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Why Communications Skills Are a Manager's Most Important Quality

By Oliver Simpson on May 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The requirement of good communication is a given in any workplace. In a managerial position, this is essential for the overall success of a team and, in turn, your business. In 2021, an estimated 86% of employees and executives cited the lack of effective collaboration and communication as the main causes of workplace failures. The importance of effective communication is often overlooked and can leave employees feeling undervalued in their roles.

Topics: Leadership & Management Communications
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How to Train Your New Manager: A Step by Step Guide

By Oliver Simpson on May 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM

As with any role in the workplace, it’s important that any newly hired or recently promoted manager is trained to deal with the pressure of their new senior responsibilities. However, this is often not the case, with an estimated 85% of new managers not getting any training before becoming a manager.

Topics: Leadership & Management Business Development
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How to Develop a Comprehensive Leadership Training Programme for New Managers

By Oliver Simpson on Apr 20, 2022 1:30:00 PM

New managers can only thrive in an organisation when they have the support to naturally develop them into influential leaders. The transition from a team member to a leader is a big jump, but you can support them with a comprehensive leadership training programme designed to help them and your business thrive.

Topics: Leadership & Management
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How to Choose the Ideal Management Apprenticeship Provider for Your Business

By Oliver Simpson on Apr 4, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Apprenticeships can be beneficial for both employers and employees. For employers, they provide you with an opportunity to build a culture of knowledge sharing, where upskilling in the workplace becomes the norm.

Topics: Leadership & Management Accelerating your career Business Development
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Apprenticeship vs Mentorship: Which Is Best for Learners?

By Oliver Simpson on Mar 23, 2022 1:30:00 PM

There are some common misconceptions when it comes to apprenticeships. People often think of them as an option for 16-year-olds fresh out of high school. However, apprenticeships can actually offer many benefits to people at any stage of their career.

Topics: Leadership & Management Accelerating your career Business Development
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What Is a Progression Plan and Why Are They Important for Employers?

By Oliver Simpson on Mar 3, 2022 1:45:00 PM

Most people want to progress in their careers. They want to take on more responsibilities, continually develop their skills and increase their salary.

Topics: Leadership & Management Accelerating your career Business Development
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Leadership Skills Checklist: A Definitive List to Master Management

By Oliver Simpson on Feb 21, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Do you have plans to transform more of your staff into leaders? If so, there are specific skills they’ll need to develop to get there.

Topics: Leadership & Management Digital Marketing Accelerating your career
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Developing Leadership Skills and Why it Benefits You and Your Business

By Oliver Simpson on Feb 3, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Every business needs leaders. They’re the heartbeat of an operation, invaluable to providing strategic direction and play a crucial role in motivating the rest of their team.

Topics: Leadership & Management Accelerating your career Business Development
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4 Advantages of Hiring Internal vs External Candidates

By Oliver Simpson on Jan 17, 2022 2:15:00 PM

Traditionally, most businesses would look externally to recruit new employees. Nowadays, many hire from the inside. In this blog, we outline the advantages of hiring internally instead of recruiting external talent. These include:

Topics: Digital Marketing