Our mission here is to make the most useful resources more widely available to help others to improve their employability skills, wfh experience and overall well-being.
We designed a baseline Employability Skills Test to assess a learners ‘job readiness’. Also, where their learning needs are. BESTest also assesses the positive difference made by learning programme interventions in terms of specific employability skills.
Analyse your employability skills
Soft skills are critical in today’s workplace. The term employability characteristics refers to a cluster of productive personality traits . These characterize one’s suitability for working effectively – including with other people. Employability characteristics, or soft employability skills are numerous. They include social graces, communication skills, cognitive agility, emotional intelligence, resilience, empathy, time management, teamwork and leadership traits.
- Tips for Working Remotely
- Remote Work Foundations
MIND’s WFH Well-Being Guides for Adults
- Motivation Parents and Care Givers
- Adult Resilience during Covid-19
- Apps to support well-being during Covid-19
- Coping with Loss and Grief during Covid-19
- Getting a good night’s sleep – parents & carers
Virtual Working articles
Well being articles
Virtual Work Well-Being Resources for Managers
- Tools for effectively and confidently support employee mental health at work.
- Spotting the warning signs of poor mental health.
- Offering the right support early on.
- Help your staff support their own mental health at work.
- Start the conversation about mental health with your own team.
- Understanding the relationship between good employee mental health and its …
- Relationship with getting the best out of your staff.
Virtual Work Well-Being research
HBR’s Is your organization ready for permanent wfh
Raising your energy levels at work
Leadership of remote teams
Offer encouragement and emotional support: Especially in the context of an abrupt shift to remote work, it is important for managers to acknowledge stress, listen to employees‘ anxieties and concerns, and empathize with their struggles. HBR’s recommendations for supporting new remote workers.
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Using digitalisation as a substitute for innovation
This can be of more questionable value. For example:
The L’Oreal digitalisation case study below.
Part of L’Oréal’s strategy of digitisation was a new mobile-only recruitment platform. Candidates were encouraged to send emoji applications via text. An HR spokesperson tweeted:
We want to allow candidates to really express themselves, to tell us about their career path and aspirations in the medium they are most comfortable with and to instantly share their experience with their peers. We believe this innovative approach holds great promise !!
L’Oréal’s intention to improve the candidate experience was met. But is’s questionable this digitisaiton made their graduate recruitment more efficient.
Other common prolems with wfh
Video conferencing calls are draining your energy
Zoom may have the lead, but the video chat wars have only
British workers suffering from ‘online meeting fatigue
Working from home could be the new normal as coronavirus
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Remote working checklists
Microsoft’s downloadable checklist