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Employee Wellbeing: Managing Stress at Work

on 19 January, 2017 by Nigel Girling Leadership and management with 0 comments

Figures published by the Labour Force Survey show that 11.7 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression between 2015 and 2016, accounting for 45% of all working time lost to ill-health. The impact this has on productivity and organisational performance has made this an issue on the agenda at board […]

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A Brief History of Accounting: Where Did it Start?

on 19 January, 2017 by Jannike Ohsten Accounting with 0 comments

Today’s accountants are masters of a varied art, with knowledge spanning finance, legislation, and more. But how did it all begin? The concept of currency Somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, human communities learnt to cooperate with one another in a way that gave them access to a wider range of resources. Trade was […]

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6 Skills You Need to Work in Sales

on 18 January, 2017 by Tom Cox Apprenticeship Guru Blog and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Because of movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, people now think they have an idea of what being a good salesperson involves: sell hard, get in their face, and be a bit crazy! But actually, the sales landscape has changed. It is no longer possible to ram an idea or product down someone’s throat, […]

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What are IFRS and IAS in Accounting?

on 18 January, 2017 by Patricia Barlow Accounting with 0 comments

IFRS and IAS Accounting standards are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and are adopted by listed companies in the European Union when they produce accounts. When the IASB replaced the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) in 2001, it adopted the previous International Accounting Standards (IAS), but began issuing future standards as International […]

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Should You Swear at Work?

on 17 January, 2017 by Nigel Girling Leadership and management with 0 comments

Here’s a tricky discussion that can probably split any room. It goes to the heart of personal values, as well as the culture of an organisation. Generational norms come into play here, as well as a dash of religious doctrine, and attitudes about gender difference. Quite a lot to think about for such an ostensibly […]

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Will an Apprenticeship Get Me a Job?

on 4 January, 2017 by Tom Cox Apprenticeship Guru Blog and Tags: , with 0 comments

Like college, university, or any choice you make after you finish school, you’ll be racking your brains with a key question: how will this choice benefit me in the future? We are told apprenticeships provide a ‘foot in the door’. But what does this mean, exactly? Can you expect to be hired from the moment […]

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What Skills are Employers Looking for in 2017?

on 22 December, 2016 by Tom Cox Apprenticeship Guru Blog and Tags: , , with 0 comments

As a new year rolls around, you may have already considered your resolution for 2017. There will of course be the old clichés – ‘I’m going to hit the gym more!’, ‘I’m going to go gluten free!’, ‘I’m going to stop procrastinating!’ We’ve heard them all before – but one we rarely hear is ‘I’m going to […]

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What Do You Do on an Accounting Apprenticeship?

on 19 December, 2016 by Tom Cox Apprenticeship Guru Blog and Tags: , , with 0 comments

There’s a massive myth that the life of an accountant is a boring one, with endless numbers, spreadsheets, and well… numbers – but this is certainly not the case. Accountants have a massive part to play in how a business functions, using their keen analytical skills and numerical wizardry to advise and ensure financially-smart business […]

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A Guide to Cost Accounting Methods

on 16 December, 2016 by Patricia Barlow Accounting, Resources with 0 comments

A Guide to Cost Accounting Methods

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Babington Sponsors Women in Business Awards 2016

on 10 December, 2016 by Tom Cox Apprenticeship Guru Blog, Latest News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Babington Group was delighted to sponsor and attend the Nottingham Post 2016 Women in Business Awards. The awards ceremony was a fantastic evening that celebrated Nottinghamshire’s array of successful businesswomen, and the pivotal role they play in building and advancing local businesses. The ceremony also celebrated the value of apprenticeships in driving business success. As the sponsor for […]

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