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What are you not good at? How to confess to your flaws

By |3rd April, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

I’m not good at feigning interest at something that clearly bores me; I’m not the best when it comes to working out the percentage discount on a sales item and I’m quite poor at saying ‘no’; yet somehow to confess all in an interview seems like a terrible strategy for landing a job, so how should you handle the dreaded question that invites you to trip up and bare your worst traits to a [...]

What not to wear at work

By |20th March, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

Religious clothing is no longer acceptable at work and you’d pretty much be resigning yourself to being issued with a P45 if you continuously choose to pitch up at work in a skirt that barely covers your thighs and an emblazoned t-shirt expressing your political views. It’s no longer cool or legal, it appears to express yourself by choosing risky or religious clothing to work. Last week a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling [...]

Why is HR a hated profession?

By |6th March, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

Radio 4 recently listed HR as the second most loathed profession. The primary reason for this is that they are seen as the executioner of jobs. When it comes to the day that someone with a job must learn that they don’t have one anymore – it’s HR’s job to deliver the bad news. The messenger instantly is framed as the perpetrator of the decision – so what are the other reasons HR is [...]

Message from Mark Williams – Global Lingo CEO

By |27th February, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Global Lingo ended 2016 delivering a second record year of revenue growth, with a 24% increase on the prior year. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for repeatedly trusting Global Lingo to deliver their language requirements. A big thank you must also go to our employees and partners who worked so hard during the year to look after our customers and maintain service excellence. Our Winter 2017 Newsletter [...]

Is Time Management a Waste of Time?

By |20th February, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fictional character with a very real problem – an anxiety over time. We’re all guilty of being in the clutches of this age-old paranoia – there’s not enough, we worry that we are running out of it and, we are not quite sure how to manage it when we do have it. Yet is [...]

Learning Technologies 2017

By |10th February, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

On the 1st and 2nd of February, for the second year running, Global Lingo exhibited at the Learning Technologies and Learning & Skills conference. This is Europe’s leading Learning and Development event, providing a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in organisational learning, as well as showcasing the technology used to support workplace learning. The show continues to grow in importance, value and attendance, year-on-year, and is always a great chance for [...]

New Year, New HR Job

By |23rd January, 2017|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

It’s transfer season. So, you’re the newbie again and even those with nerves of steel would be forgiven for feeling a little jittery at the whole prospect of starting over but it’s time to remember why you were excited when you saw the initial job advert and what the trigger was for leaving your old business behind in the first place. It can be particularly challenging for those in HR because after all you’re [...]

Christmas card etiquette

By |19th December, 2016|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

If you are tempted to write to a client to sweeten the relationship, or pen a card to your colleague, boss, your pals or your family, then do so, but make sure you don’t offend rather than endear them in the process. There’s a pile of Christmas cards sitting on my dining room table, waiting for an unscheduled, ounce of time, a rare glitch in the everyday punishing timetable, a morsel of ‘quick let’s [...]

The Investigatory Powers Bill: a controversial security measure

By |14th December, 2016|Categories: Global Lingo Blog|

“The UK has just legalised the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy. It goes farther than many autocracies” Edward Snowden tweeted on the 17th of November. He was referring to the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) that – following agreement by both Houses – received Royal Assent on the 29th of November. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament – therefore, it’s law. A law on the control of communications that [...]