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What it means to be an expert career coach – advice from the Career Matters team (for independent and in-house coaches)

What Does a Successful Graduate Programme Look Like?

Becoming an expert career coach takes more than a desire to help others. It’s a competitive and demanding profession. So, what does it take? Read it here!

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Developing a top-performing team – 5 undeniable truths for every leader

Developing a top-performing team – 5 undeniable truths for every leader

If only developing a top-performing team was as easy other people think it is. But as you know, it’s not easy. Which is why we’re so pleased with this month’s blog.It digs into the undeniable truths about leading and developing top-performing teams. We don’t mention Belbinor talk about storming and norming. Instead, we’ve drawn on lessons from Google, gardening and the hospitality industry. Intrigued? Read it here.

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What Does a Successful Graduate Programme Look Like?

What Does a Successful Graduate Programme Look Like?

The ingredients for a successful graduate programme? Keen graduates, experienced HR managers, a sprinkling of cultural fit, a few spoonfuls of self-discovery and a good dose of career conversations. Delicious? We think so.

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How Can HR Professionals Manage Stress in the Workplace?

How Can HR Professionals Manage Stress in the Workplace?

It costs the UK over £5 billion, endangers our physical and mental health, and causes chronic health conditions and premature death. So let’s give workplace stress more focus and start by asking if HR professionals can help manage this modern epidemic.

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5 Ways to Build a Virtual Team

5 Ways to Build a Virtual Team

Is the virtual team a thing of the future? Who wins? Who loses? And why? From choosing the right technology to building trust, read this article to learn more about building a strong virtual team that benefits your employees and your business.

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Career Development Conversations: The Business Case

Career Development Conversations: The Business Case

In times of turbulence and belt-tightening, it is instinctive to aim to cut costs and make efficiencies. Rightly or wrongly, career development conversations and training budgets tend to take a real hit. But, what if we can show you that our career coaching methodology is, in fact, integral to the strategy for achieving any kind of successful transformation. Click here to read the full business case!

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The raw truth about setting my own virtual business

The raw truth about setting my own virtual business

Career Matters is a #virtualbusiness. This article is a look behind the scenes of how we set it up that way, but more importantly how it’s being developed into a business where everything is possible.

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Environmental Fit and Understanding Success – What do Women Want?

Environmental Fit and Understanding Success – What do Women Want?

Mary Portas says she lost her identity to get to the top of her career. Some women have just found it too exhausting and impossible to sustain. Others have lost intimacy with their children or suffered other relationship breakdowns. So just how do women take up positions of leadership or support when the world is crying out for more of us at the top? What do you do when you can’t carry on being Superwoman? Ask Mary Portas and she thinks the working culture has to change to suit us. Read it all in here!

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I Robot…. A smart discussion between two women, on the place of Artificial Intelligence in the future world of work

I Robot…. A smart discussion between two women, on the place of AI in the future world of work

“Employee engagement is rising to the top of HR priorities. A huge amount of funding has gone into startups that aim to transform workplace culture through AI. These include tools that help organisations to quickly gather employee views and act on them quickly…can provide more people the opportunity to work that promotes growth and flourishing.” Read more here…

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