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7 Reasons Why Leadership Coaching Works

Over the past year we have been supporting managers & leaders to manage their employees and teams through some very challenging and uncertain times.  We have encountered numerous situations where a manager/team lead or supervisor has become overwhelmed with the additional demands brought on by the COVID-19 remote working.  The ability to motivate and influence …

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Planning Your Career Beyond Covid-19

COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives both personally & professionally.  I am taking this opportunity to offer some words of wisdom to those of you who may feel ‘stuck’ at the moment. Whether you are employed, partially employed, underemployed, seeking a promotion, or a student looking to get their foot on a currently …

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Upskilling the 21st-Century Workforce

As businesses strive to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19 staff training should focus on upskilling and building your 21st-century workforce.  Equally, individuals should be monitoring their professional development to keep themselves relevant to meet the demands of the future skills economy.  According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), we are experiencing a ‘double …

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Team Simulations – Why Experience-Based Training Works

Many organisations are using team simulation exercises to develop the skills and capabilities of their employees and teams. Team simulation training often comprises employees from different departments who come together to work as a team in an unfamiliar challenging, time-limited, and fun environment. The newly formed teams must work together to communicate, make decisions, solve …

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6 Tips for Maintaining Great Customer Service During Lockdown

Lockdown 3.0 and the struggle is real – another blow to the economy and retail outlets and non-essential services across the country.  In these times of unprecedented crisis and uncertainty businesses of all sizes are facing new and unfamiliar challenges; it is easy to see how the blurred lines between business sustainability, survival, income generation, …

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7 Tips to help your staff to minimise the effects of ‘Pandemic Fatigue’

Is Your Staff Experiencing Pandemic Fatigue? The worldwide response from organisations and employees to the COVID-19 pandemic has been phenomenal in terms of co-operation, teamwork, and resilience. The first half of 2020 was dominated by uncertainty and crisis management with the second half of the year focused on survival and adjusting to what has become …

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Introduction of a new Environmentally Friendly Policy at New Links Training Solutions

Here at New Links Training Solutions, we recognise the need to lead by example in implementing sustainable and environmentally friendly policies. SMEs individually may have a small environmental footprint, we constitute the majority of businesses in Ireland (99.8%). Collectively, our activity has an enormous environmental impact and we must take responsibility for mitigating or minimising …

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