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5 top tips to be a competent office manager

An office manager’s job thirty years ago was much different from an office manager’s job of today. An office manager was required to keep up with a demanding boss who also required her to make coffee, schedule all appointments and run his or her clothes to the dry cleaner....

The mini-MBA: Can it boost your career?

The mini-MBA: Can it boost your career? Mini MBA programs are ideal for anyone looking to progress their business career. The Mini MBA is a great introduction to those considering a full MBA and will equip you with essential business skills. However, it is not a formal qualification. Mini MBAs go beyond...

How to improve your contract management skills

Contract Management is a key part of a company’s strategic sourcing requirements. As a business discipline in its own right, it can prove to be a bonus or a misery, depending on how it’s managed. It requires not only a high level of understanding of contracting dynamics, but also...

What are the benefits of financial accounts to a business?

Financial accounting is a basic practice that most small and large businesses participate in on some level. Small businesses have simpler financial needs than large corporations, but leaders need the same information to make strategic decisions that will help a business grow. Financial accounting serves as the principal method of...

An effective guide to running the office

An effective guide to running the office An important part of a manager's job is helping the office function on a daily basis. And the more efficiently an office is run, the more successful a business can perform. Running an office involves a million moving parts: ordering supplies, troubleshooting, dealing with...

A guide to providing effective customer service

We all know how important costumer service is to a business. In fact, many of the most beloved companies out there owe their success in large part to the quality of their customer service. It’s vital to stress that the key to good customer service is building good relationships with...

OCN Credit 4 Learning Grants Accreditation to London TFE

OCN Credit 4 Learning Grants Accreditation to London TFE London, UK, November 2017 London Training for Excellence has been granted accreditation by the OCN Credit4Learning (UK). This accreditation confirms that London TFE’s training courses adheres to the high quality standards specified by OCN Credit4Learning. This also means that those partaking in...

London TFE receive recognition from the ILM

London TFE receive recognition from the ILM London, UK, November 2017 London Training For Excellence (TFE) has this week been recognised by the ILM as an approved centre for training and learning. Acknowledging London TFE’s hard work in delivering quality training courses not just in the UK but internationally too. The ILM...

5 tips to developing your skills of Personal and Career Development

5 tips to developing your skills of Personal and Career Development Career and Personal Development require an individual focus.  Development needs will vary according to the job role held and the individual’s needs, wishes, abilities, skills and other personal qualities and attributes. Career journeys in organisations are no longer about following...

Why you should consider a Mini MBA course

Why you should consider a Mini MBA course What is a Mini MBA program? A Mini MBA is a program which is a graduate level business programme that is offered either online or through campus based colleges, universities and business schools. This is very much different from traditional MBA programs, the...

A guide to the fundamental principle of insurance law

A guide to the fundamental principle of insurance law Insurance means protection against loss. It is the process of safeguarding the interest of people from loss and uncertainty. It is based on contract. It is a valid agreement that incorporates certain terms and conditions. It may be described as a...

What to look for in a training provider

What to look for in a training provider  There are a number of things that are important to keep in mind whether you are looking for a training provider for the first time or looking to replace an existing supplier with a new one. Don’t waste time on training that leaves...

6 reasons to study a chemical engineering course

6 reasons to study a chemical engineering course What is chemical engineering? Chemical engineering basically is applied chemistry. It is the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and plants that perform chemical reactions to solve practical problems or make useful products. It starts in the lab,...

Benefits of a corporate governance framework

Benefits of a corporate governance framework Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled. Boards of directors are responsible for the governance of their companies. The shareholders’ role in governance is to appoint the directors and the auditors and to satisfy themselves that an appropriate governance...

How to become an office manager in 5 Steps

How to become an office manager in 5 Steps  Office managers organise, and supervise the activities and resources of offices in all industry verticals. They control the management of administrative systems and oversee the activities of office personnel. They may supervise specific projects and the people working on them or...

5 top tips to master report writing

5 top tips to master report writing What is a report? A report is a document that is written with clear purpose and directed at a particular audience. All the information and evidence are clearly presented, analysed and applied to a particular issue. The information should be in a clear structure...

How to manage your small business finances and keep costs down

How to manage your small business finances and keep costs down What is a small business? Small businesses are privately owned corporations that have fewer employees than a regular sized business. This business also has less annual revenue than a normal sized business. Small businesses recuperate many exemptions by the government...

An effective guide to understanding financial statements

An effective guide to understanding financial statements  Management of any business requires a flow of information to make informed, intelligent decisions affecting the success or failure of its operations. Investors need statements to analyze investment potential. Banks require financial statements to decide whether or not to loan money, and many...

How to succeed at key account management

What is Key Account Management? Key account management (KAM) defines full relationship between a business and the customers they are selling to. It describes the individual approach of sales people to their customers in order to create long everlasting business relationship. Key Account Management (KAM) could be the most important change...

The key benefits of effective contract administration

Contract administration describes the process for ensuring that all the party's performance and execution of the agreed contract terms are met according to the defined requirements. This involves sitting down and discussing with the vendors and explaining what is expected beforehand and that there will be several monitoring and...

7 reasons why the HR department is important in any organisation

7 reasons why the HR department is important in any organisation What is HR? The HR department, also known as Human Resources play a part beyond just the hiring and firing of employees. In big and small businesses there is a HR team that work together to ensure that the employees...

A simple guide to the production process of polymers

Polymers are derived from petroleum, they have gone from being cheap substitutes for natural products to providing high-quality options for a wide variety of applications. Polymers are now produced in great quantity and variety. Polymers are used as film packaging, solid molded forms for automobile body parts and TV cabinets,...

Our top tips to build your teamwork skills

One of the things that leaders are often pondering is the performance and relationships of their team. Performance indicators show that effective teams will almost always outperform people working individually, particularly in high-pressure situations or when multiple skillsets are needed. Good teamwork helps to build morale in the workplace, which...

The essential qualities required to be a good supervisor

Most good supervisors do not become good by chance. It takes a certain type of individual to become a good supervisor and there are several things that all good supervisors have in common. These things are essential leadership qualities that are required for leaders in all areas of life. There...

Why you need Strategic Human Resource Management

What is Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)? Strategic human resource management is the proactive management of people. It requires thinking ahead, and planning ways for a company to better meet the needs of its employees, and for the employees to better meet the needs of the company. This can affect...