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National Work Life Week- Mental Health

Next week is Work Life week, the brainchild of UK charity Working Families. Whilst it’s focus was originally parents, and the pressure work life can create on family life, the reality is, all of us can be at risk of overworking, and underplaying the impact this can...

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National Work Life Week 7th to 11th October

Whilst October may be more famous for Halloween, there is another event taking place we should all be aware of.  National Work Life Week takes place between 7th and 11th October and is an annual campaign, run by Working Families, to encourage both employers and...

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Networking Seminar With Will Kintish

So, you’ve agreed to go to a networking meeting and now you’re looking for some quick and easy tips to ensure you make the most of this opportunity.  Well, thankfully, you’ve come to the right place!  Here at People Matters we might not be experts on networking, but...

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How to prepare for a not networking event

When you’re self-employed, you’re never really “off duty”. No matter what you do, it’s not going to be your typical 9-5 working situation. Not only do you have the work to do, or the staff to oversee, but you need to think about marketing, and budgets, and product...

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How to tackle networking nerves

Let’s kick this off by assuming we can all agree by now that, if you’re in business, networking is a good idea. The reasons are obvious. That out of the way, let’s say something else that’s obvious, but we rarely remember.  Very few people, when presented with the...

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3 Reasons You Should Be Networking

Business is always about people. It doesn’t matter what you make, what you sell or what service you provide, ultimately you are in the business of people. Which means every single one of us needs to be able to network.   For many, the word “networking” may...

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Masterclass: Networking with Will Kintish

WHAT People Matters HR Are pleased to announce a half day networking course with Will Kintish. Will is an international speaker and trainer who has written a number of books on networking which have been published worldwide. Will has personally helped thousands of...

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Basic Steps for Effective Decision Making

We all know that running a business requires people to make decisions.  The better the decision, the better the outcome.  Therefore, it’s important that their decision making skills are up to scratch.  However, decision making isn’t always something we are taught how...

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Why the best decisions aren’t the perfect ones

Being the decision maker, whether that’s in a group of friends, in your home life or at work, brings with it an element of control.  If you decide what happens, then you’re likely (in theory, at least) to be choosing the outcome that works best for you.  Control means...

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Top 5 Communication Skills

As you’re no doubt aware by now, we will be holding our next People Matters HR Seminar* on 25th June 2019 at Bury FC.  The theme for this talk will be communication, more specifically, How communication can help your business,  with Will Kintish as our guest...

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