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Here lies all the articles and resources from the Skills Platform and friends that will help you with your professional development.

A brief history of phlebotomy

We all experience blood being taken at some point in our lives, but what you might not know is how… Read More

9 February 2023

The Benefits of Employer Branding – Examples and Strategies

In this article, we will discuss employer branding examples, along with good strategies. Some companies try and entice a potential… Read More

15 November 2022

What Are the Eight Principles of the Data Protection Act?

The UK Data Protection Act was originally designed to protect personal data stored on computers and paper filing systems. Since then, technology has evolved… Read More

12 December 2021

Fire Marshal or Fire Warden? – Career Spotlight

Whether you're thinking of joining the service yourself or want to know what you can expect from them as a… Read More

27 May 2021

Brexit, IR35 and Soft Skills: The Changing Landscape of HR and Recruitment

Human Resources is a multi-faceted role that seems to be constantly shifting its area of control and influence. Here are… Read More

12 May 2021

10 Top Tips For Virtual Trainers From a Quality Assurance Expert

Virtual training comes with it's own challenges. Here, Mark Smith, an Expert Trainer and Curriculum Writer at People1st give us… Read More

11 May 2021

Brownie Points: How To Survive An EHO Visit

EHO visits can be daunting and it can feel like inspectors are holding the survival of your business in their… Read More

29 April 2021

Job Demands in 2021: Hiring What, Hiring Where, Hiring When

The saying goes, as one door closes, another will open. Whilst some industries have been hit hard by COVID-19, others… Read More

15 April 2021

Planning Your Safeguarding Policies and Procedures: Key Legislation

Recent events have clearly demonstrated that a lack of comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures can leave both you, your team… Read More

14 April 2021

Is ADHD a Learning Disability -Understanding Neurodiversity

ADHD has long been misunderstood. Once dismissed as "naughty children", those who deal with the condition deal with a range… Read More

15 March 2021