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How Apprenticeships are going to futureproof your business

Apprenticeships are becoming an ever-popular route for people who don’t want to go through the traditional form of higher education that is university, as well as for people who are looking to learn new skills or train in a new field. 

How business has changed forever – the Digital Era is here

For many businesses the pandemic has not only meant an increased reliance on digital technologies but has accelerated plans to revolutionise the way in which they work. Read about it here.

Employee Burnout

Burnout, Boreout and how to fight back

Google searches about 'Burnout' have been rising steadily in the UK year on year, and the pandemic has only added fuel to the fire. Here we look at the 3 types of Burnout and how to fight back!

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Top tips for creating a parent and carer friendly workplace

Get our top tips for creating a parent and carer friendly workplace here! A must-read for all SME business owners and leaders looking to increase employee wellbeing at work.

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GM Skills Map launches to help futureproof Manchester workforce

Learn about GM Skills Map, a new initiative from the Skills for Growth - SME Support programme, aiming to help bridge the gap between Greater Manchester learners and training providers and encourage futureproof workforce development in our city.

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Grant Funding and Support for SMEs in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors

This article explores grants and funding options available to SMEs in retail, leisure and hospitality and how Skills for Growth – SME Support can help you gain access to the support you need.

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Apprenticeships helping to plug Greater Manchester skills gaps

Apprenticeships are helping plug Greater Manchester skills gaps by providing a practical solution for employers and employees alike. Speak to our Apprenticeship Specialist Suzanne McNicholas for more information.

Come back stronger

Staying happy, healthy and resilient during lockdown

As we plunge into the colder, darker months and adjust to another state of isolation, we must prioritise self-care and remain vigilant with regards to taking care of our mental health.

Join the digital revolution

Why developing a digital marketing strategy is so important for SMEs

In a time where technology is playing a more prevalent role in our activity day by day, from personal use to the workplace, the need to focus on your individual digital marketing strategy is ever apparent.

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The benefits of training and development during furlough

Reduced staff means reduced productivity, which may result in a lack of skills in critical business areas with inadequate funds to support recruitment to fill the gaps. This is where skills training is critical to the current strategy of SMEs, because it allows employers to redeploy employees at risk of redundancy, with mutual benefit to both the business and the individual.