BUSINESS SKILLS, E-LEARNING COURSES.

Twitter for Business

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 Twitter is a social media platform that is used by a wide range of people, from celebrities, who use it to communicate with their fans to companies and brands who can use it to engage their customers and attract new ones. This courses will look in detail at the use of Twitter as part of your marketing activity. 

Social Media for Business

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  All about how to get the best out of social media in a business. Looking at business strategy, business development and the practicalities of employing people and agencies to support your social media activity. 

LinkedIn for Business

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  LinkedIn is a very valuable tool to find the key decision makers within certain companies. It's used for finding the best point of contact, gaining familiarity with their background before a call or sales pitch and a lot more. Find out how it can be used to enhance your business. 

Facebook for Business

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 Facebook is the world's largest social network. With over a billion users it's very likely that a proportion of your target customer audience will have a Facebook account. This course will look in detail at the use of Facebook as part of your marketing activity. 

Introduction to GDPR

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 This course is designed for front line data processors and provides a clear introduction to the main elements of the GDPR, including compliance and the consequences of non-compliance. It explains the roles of key players and covers the main categories of personal data and the lawful basis for data processing. Other topics examined include the main Principles of the GDPR and the Rights for Individuals, along with the importance of your Privacy Policy. Finally, there's important information on data breaches; how to avoid them, what to do if one is discovered and how to file a breach report 

Developing Good Employee Relations

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  This course covers the many benefits good employee relations can bring to an business. It explains how to build confidence in management, by sharing the company vision, building strong teams and listening to feedback. It examines how a proactive HR presence benefits employee relations. Then looks at the role of employment contracts and the Employee Handbook. The course discusses Performance Management including motivating employees and how best to show your appreciation of their contribution. Finally, it shows you how to deal effectively with complaints, discipline and negativity.  

Managing Sickness and Absence

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 This course will help you to understand the different types of absence and Identify ways of measuring absence. It covers why you should complete return-to-work forms and how to conduct effective return-to-work meetings. The course finishes off by explaining the formal processes involved in managing absence and how to apply appropriate policies. 

Sexual harassment in the workplace

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  This course will start by defining sexual harassment and explaining how protection comes from both employment law and criminal law. You'll see from workplace statistics how widespread and serious the problem is, and how the management response to concerns raised is often poor or non-existent. It also addresses how allegations should be handled, explains the importance of having clear and robust policies and the role line managers tend to take when it comes to dealing with these situations. 

Objective Setting

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  This course aims to help you write effective objectives that deliver results. It covers the importance of goals and objectives and why we need them, the barriers to you achieving your objectives and how to overcome them, what SMART objectives are and how to write and identify them and concludes with some tips for successful objective setting.   

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

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 This course will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence and look at how you can use it in effective and meaningful ways. It will examine the difference between emotional intelligence and IQ and dispel some of the myths surrounding emotional intelligence. It contains a section on the advantages and disadvantages of using emotional intelligence and considers the biological purpose for emotions and how best to manage them.  

Developing Teamwork

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 This course will start by explaining in detail what team working is and cover some of the basic principles for putting together a group of people who will work well together. It then goes on to cover conflict within teams, explaining some of the reasons conflict occurs and some strategies for managing conflict. It finishes off by exploring some of the different styles of management behaviour and how to develop a resilient team. 

The Principles of Performance Management

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 In any organisation, the traditional model of strict command and control wastes a significant amount of time and money. Mutual trust, employee motivation and readiness to perform can easily be undermined. Performance management, on the other hand, offers a different, much more effective approach. In formal terms, performance management involves the achievement of performance targets through the effective management of people and the environment in which they operate. It's about setting achievable goals for the organisation and targets for individuals and teams.  

Sales Skills

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 The course starts with the basic rules for sales people. It covers cold calling, how to deal with gatekeepers and takes you through a typical face-to-face meeting. It then discusses how you can sell by stressing the results prospects can expect if they buy, and how best to play to their emotions. It then finishes off by covering negotiations and how to avoid them and includes some methods for closing a sale.  

Effective Delegation

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 This course will start with the essentials - defining exactly what we mean by delegation and why it's so important. It then goes into details about the elements of delegation, overcoming the barriers to delegation, how you can choose which tasks to delegate and who to, the process of delegation and much more... 

Anti Harassment and Bullying

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 This course covers the commitments that should be laid out in your company's anti-harassment and bullying policy so as to comply with UK law. It explains the differences between harassment and bullying, the steps that can be taken if either of these occur in or out of work, and some case studies to illustrate the points covered throughout the course. 

Project Management

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 This course covers the basic principles of project management and covers some of the tools and techniques you can employ to improve your project management skills. 

Negotiation

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 This course covers the basics of what constitutes a negotiation, the key stages of a negotiation, skills you can apply to your negotiations and some practical advice so you can bring all of this together and become a more effective negotiator. 

Leadership Skills

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 A leader doesn't necessarily have to be a 'manager', but it's difficult to see how a manager could be truly effective without having at least some leadership skills. This course will introduce you to some of the import techniques and theories that can help you to improve your leadership skills and be more effective in your role.  

Presentation Skill

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 Giving a successful presentation can be one of the hardest parts of many people's jobs. This course covers the common mistakes people make when preparing for and giving a presentation so you can avoid these, as well as going over good practice and providing some practical advice that you can put to good use the next time you have a big presentation to make.   

Time Management

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 More often than not, the people who excel in their job, or are high achievers manage their time effectively, in a way that makes them work in a more efficient manner. This course has been designed to ensure you have the techniques to improve your efficiency, output and ability to function more effectively - whether in your ordinary day or when deadlines loom and the pressure is building. 

Stress Management

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 Stress is a real problem for both organisations and their employees. It accounts for a significant proportion of work related illness each year. Being aware of the signs of stress, some of the triggers and how to manage them can make a real difference to your wellbeing and that of people around you. This course will cover an introduction to stress and why it's a problem, some of the causes of stress and some ways to minimise the risk of stress. 

Disciplinary Procedures

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 This course covers the aims of the disciplinary procedure, penalties including investigations, allegations and suspensions, procedures for carrying out hearings, and appeals. 

Customer Service

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 This course will start by making it very clear exactly what we mean by customer service, and why it's so vital and then go into detail about some of the ways you can improve the customer service provided by your organisation 

Introducing GDPR

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 This course is designed for front line data processors and provides a clear introduction to the main elements of the GDPR, including compliance and the consequences of non-compliance. It explains the roles of key players and covers the main categories of personal data and the lawful basis for data processing. Other topics examined include the main Principles of the GDPR and the Rights for Individuals, along with the importance of your Privacy Policy. Finally, there's important information on data breaches; how to avoid them, what to do if one is discovered and how to file a breach report 

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

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 Unmanaged conflict within the workplace can be costly in terms of time, money and employee engagement. This course starts by explaining what constitutes conflict and some of the most common causes. It covers the stages of conflict and contains several extensive modules that outline conflict resolution techniques. Finally it explores how effective management of conflict can result in positive outcomes in the workplace. 

Search Engine Optimisation for Business

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 This course focuses on the anchor point of your digital marketing strategy which is your website or micro-site. Here we'll explore search engine optimisation 'SEO' and how you can use this to drive traffic to your website. 

Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

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 In this course we're going to be discussing two topics, 'equality' and diversity' and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace