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Bespoke Training and Development

Bespoke Training and Development is an Approved Centre of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The ILM is part of the City and Guilds Group, and is the leading provider of leadership and management qualifications in Europe. At Bespoke Training and Development, we aim to transform the ability of individuals to land their dream [...]

2018-04-26T20:15:54+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Getting into the habit of reading

There is more treasure in books than all pirate's loot on Treasure Island. -Walt Disney- Continuing education is a must for everybody, regardless of your ambitions. The people who get the most out of life are not those who settle into cosy routines and accept expected outcomes. The people we look to and consider successful, [...]

2018-04-15T20:41:42+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

Handling the negotiation process

Applications, aptitude tests, interviews – a typical pathway before you are fortunate enough to be offered your dream role. As you sort out paperwork, you get asked “what is your ideal salary?”, causing you to panic. It's common to feel intimidated by this question, whether it's your first graduate role or as an experienced professional. [...]

2018-04-15T20:37:46+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

Goal setting at work

In the world of work, an evaluation provides the perfect opportunity to discuss what is working and what can be improved. One of the key elements of an appraisal is effective goal setting. Effective goal setting is important for personal and professional growth. I have found that giving my personal life a regular evaluation is [...]

2018-02-20T15:49:20+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

Handling harassment: effects of excessive stress

Workplace stress is a real issue that we all face. Work and study related stress can result from many things, a grueling schedule to unresolved personal conflicts. How you handle excessive stress can affect not just on the job and study performance, but your personal relationships and health. Remember, some stress is useful. It keeps [...]

2018-02-20T15:44:22+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

A legal love letter

Just over fourteen years ago I was called to the Bar of England & Wales. For the majority of the career that has followed, I have specialised in child care law, focussing particularly upon the lives of children and families who are involved with state children’s social care services in some way. I could easily [...]

2017-12-05T16:46:21+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

From the field to the office – the benefits of sports

When I began university, I chose to become more active and signed up for Martial Arts after watching an excellent demo. At first, it was a valid excuse to get more exercise into my day. However, as I continued to train more, I noticed the positive effects it was having in other areas of my [...]

2017-11-30T17:06:03+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Harrassment; Managing retaliation following a complaint

About half of all workplace harassment cases filed are for retaliatory behaviour. What often keeps victims of harassment and bullying from filing formal complaints in the first place is not a lack of evidence or fear that they won’t be believed. As we see in the cases coming out of Hollywood, corporates and politics, bullies [...]

2017-11-30T17:01:47+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

What is the UK sleep walking into?

Why is a college education so expensive in the United States? Long gone are the days when you could relatively easily work part-time during the school term, save money from your vacation jobs, and pay your tuition from your earnings. Why is university education in the UK becoming so expensive? Are we picking up bad [...]

2017-11-30T16:59:05+00:00 November 30th, 2017|