Feedback Essentials

Very few aspects of a managerial job are held in such dread as the feedback session. Most of us have experienced that awful hour or so when there is a total absence of communication. As George Bernard Shaw once said “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” So, […]

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Does your company have a language strategy? It needs one!

One of the most significant decisions any international company must consider is how they wish their employees to communicate with each other. Developing a corporate language strategy is key to breaking down communication barriers and building a truly global and collaborative organisation. Today’s multinational businesses face a multitude of challenges as they seek to grow internationally, […]

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Giving an Interview – The Other Side of the Table

There’s a lot of advice out there on how to have a great interview: dress smartly, research the company, practice your answers.  But what happens when you’re sitting on the other side of the table?  As a valued employee, your company might ask you to give interviews for a new position.  Finding the perfect person […]

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How to Network Effectively

Everyone knows the power of networking. Better job opportunities and expanding your professional circle of contacts are just two benefits of networking—but what if you don’t know how? Of course, you can do the ‘easy’ part —printing off business cards, joining a professional association and creating a LinkedIn account is a great way to start, […]

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Delivering Bad News – Creating Positives from Negatives

Delivering bad news is never fun, but sometimes it is necessary.  As an employee, you might have to explain that your project has reached a dead end, or that sales are down —again.  As a manager, you might have to tell your staff about new budget cuts, or give an employee a negative performance review.  […]

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What Does it Mean to Think Outside the Box?

Thinking outside the box is a phrase that is used everywhere in the corporate world, from board meetings to job postings. It seems that everyone is obsessed with thinking outside this ‘box’. The problem is many people don’t even know what the ‘box’ is, or what it means to think outside of it. While this […]

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Business Email

Email is one of the most common forms of communication in business, so it is vital to know how to draft one in an efficient manner. Many employees report that they receive too much email, and those that are long and ambiguous might go unread or unanswered. A good email will ensure a prompt response. […]

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Companies and Business Schools united at the Merit Summit 2017

On January 18 & 19, the Merit Summit 2017 took place at the Barcelona World Trade Center, a venue for generating and sharing innovative ideas within the higher education sector, as observed by Christophe Coutat, Advent Group’s Managing Director. The event brought together 206 participants from 23 different countries. More than 100 were Human Resource Managers […]

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Five top learning trends of 2017

As technology increasingly facilitates personalized, collaborative, social learning, eLearning educators must adapt to dramatic shifts in learners’ lifestyles, expectations, and learning environments. 2017 will be the year of the empowered learner, the year where any successful learning platform will allow the learner to take the lead and drive and create their own custom-made course. Read […]

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