Monthly Archives: February 2019

  • Contracting vs. Being Employed: The Pros and Cons

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    The UK's gig economy has boomed in recent years, with over 5 million being self-employed or freelancing. And we're seeing this in pretty much every sector including child care, construction and health and social care. Some employers provide the option to work with them on a freelance basis as we see in assessor professions.

    Plus, the thought of becoming your boss and having the flexibility to work when you want is very tempting. According to a blog post written by Caunce O'Hara, 63% of UK employees say they

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  • What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

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    If you are not too sure what the difference is between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, then not to worry, you're in the right place. And you're not alone.

    In this article, we provide a simple explanation so you can understand the difference. 

    What is Dementia?

    Dementia is not classed as a disease in its own right. The term 'dementia' is referred to a group of symptoms which include problems in thinking, problem solving, memory, perception and language. 

    Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases which affect the brain, with Alzheimer's being on

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  • The Importance of Health and Safety Training at Work

    an image of women practising health and safety This is a guest post from Croner. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 200 people are killed each year as a result of accidents in the workplace. They estimate that over two million employees also suffer illnesses caused by or made worse by work. The HSE suggests the costs to the UK economy of injuries and ill health as a result of working conditions was £15 billion for the yea All this is to say, investing in health and safety training for your staff ...
  • Construction: What Does The £18 million Funding Boost Mean?

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    At the end of January, the construction industry received some very good news! The sector has been awarded £18m as part of a new Government funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

    The financial boost will go on to fund four new research projects that aim to look at ways it will speed up assembly, save money, and, more importantly, improve the quality of UK construction projects. The news was announced by UK Research Innovation.

    But what does this funding boost really mean for the sector? This post takes a closer look.

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  • Child Care: Is VR Safe For Children?

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    As child care providers, you may have seen how quickly children become glued to a digital screen. First, there was the smartphone with its addictive gaming apps, then we saw tablets with its larger screen where children can play games or stream videos, and now, we see children becoming fully immersed inside a virtual world through VR headsets.

    I remember when I was young, and I might be showing my age here, we didn't have this kind of technology and we spent most of our childhood outdoors. But now, as we are seeing a growing number of VR headsets on children, and this looks set to continue with the VR market set to be worth $15.6

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  • 10 Proven Ways to Learn Faster

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    Student life can be hard, and sometimes, when you have loads of assignments, it feels as if there are not enough hours in the day. 

    One way to solve this is to learn how to study faster. In this article, we share 10  proven ways to learn faster.

    1. Don't Multi-task

    Research by Stanford University has concluded that multitasking actually makes you less productive, less focused, and it hampers your overall grades. And several studies

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