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Avoid these 10 mistakes when writing professional emails

Avoid these 10 mistakes when writing professional emails

For many of us, email dominates our working lives. The number of emails sent worldwide increases by 4.5% year-on-year, so it is worth remembering how to use this communication tool professionally and effectively. Here is our advice on what not to do.

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How to reply to salary review requests

How to reply to salary review requests

As a manager of HR professional, the first clue to an employee’s intentions may be a request for a meeting. Whether you are expecting someone to ask for a pay rise or not, if you are a decision-maker, don’t rush into a decision. If the company has had a tough year financially, you may be tempted to say ‘no’. Equally, you are likely to be unable to say ‘yes’ immediately because you may have to consider the impact on budgets and the potential for other employees to come forward with the same request. Here are some tips for how to manage this situation.

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The benefits of blended learning for your employees

The benefits of blended learning for your employees

Blended learning is becoming increasingly popular as means of delivering training in the workplace. As its name suggests, blended learning incorporates different approaches to training, combining the best of both traditional classroom-based instructor-led learning and remote technology-based learning.

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How to avoid conflict within teams

How to avoid conflict within teams

It is very common for workplaces to feature people for whom English is a second language. Human resources managers and team leaders therefore need to be aware of the potential for misunderstandings and conflict arising from language miscommunication issues, especially when a new person joins your team. Here are some tips to help you make sure nothing is lost in translation.

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Essential English vocabulary for project management

Essential English vocabulary for project management

Project managers often say that one of their biggest problems is communication, for example, members of the team not understanding specific technical terms relating to project management. Here is some vocabulary commonly used when managing projects in English. There is a short quiz at the end of this blog post for you to test your new knowledge!

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