Effective communication for managers – tips to communicate effectively

Why do some managers get compliance as soon as they ask the question? Why do some supervisors find they have to repeat themselves constantly? Why do some people get the point straight away and others need to be repeatedly reminded?  This article offers 4 ways to successfully communicate your message – effective communication for managers.

“The effectiveness of communication is not defined by the communication, but by the response.” – Milton Erickson (American Pyschologist)

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Equality and diversity in the workplace

Equality and diversity can be defined as “promoting equality of opportunity for all, through diversity, giving each individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.”

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Managing employee sickness absence

Managing employee sickness absence – It’s a problem most managers come up against at some point in their career. A staff member, previously productive and an asset to the team, starts to phone in sick more and more often. By the time it’s begun to raise eyebrows, it’s already a problem that needs dealing with.

Quite apart from the disruption of frequent absenteeism, this is an issue that can drain staff morale rapidly. So how should you handle the situation?

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Autism: Sensory Seekers and Sensory Avoiders

There are many misunderstood aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but one of the most frequent but incorrect assumptions is that all people with ASD are sensory avoiders. While it is true that many people with ASD are over-sensitive to sensations, this is not true of all people with ASD. Once you understand this, you’ll have a better understanding of people with ASD.

Autism: ASD

When discussing sensations about ASD, the sensations are typically grouped into the categories of movement, touch, sight, sound, and smell. When a person is diagnosed with ASD, he or she should also be assessed to determine his or her sensitivity to sensations in each of these categories. A person with ASD may be over-sensitive or under-sensitive to all categories of sensations, but it is much more common to find a person is over-sensitive to some categories of sensations and under-sensitive to others.

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Bullying Awareness – Too Sick for School, or Is Something Else Going On?

Children get sick with colds or other infections and viruses, as well as injuries. When they need to rest and recover, not to mention avoid passing on any germs to their classmates, it is right and proper to keep them at home. However, occasionally there are other factors at play, and for parents, carers and teachers it is important to spot bullying, and this is where anti-bullying awareness training is useful.

There are ways to check to see if they are ill. For example, something physical is clearly going on if they have obvious symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea or a fever. Many parents have a rule of “no fun sick days.” If a child is home sick, they shouldn’t plan on television, video games, or computer time. The focus should be on resting and recovering, and maybe reading some books if not too ill. When kids don’t care about these limits and don’t argue with them, chances are they are actually feeling poorly.

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CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET? What do I need for teacher training?

Knowing which qualification and what level you need to gain  to teach, can seem overwhelming. With acronyms dominating the sector, such as CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET you end up wondering if you need a qualification just to understand the process.  This article tries to simplify the classifications and explains which ones are a replacement for older courses. Continue reading “CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET? What do I need for teacher training?”

Diabetes Reversal – Is It Possible to Reverse Diabetes?

Around the world, about 300 million people are suffering from diabetes, an ailment in which the blood glucose levels remain high. For a long period, diabetes was described as a condition and not a disease and therefore, incurable. It was believed that once you have it, all you can do is to manage and try to live with it for the rest of your life. But recently, studies conducted in various corners of the world points to the fact that diabetes reversal is possible and patients can lead a normal life without medicine and extensive diet control. Continue reading “Diabetes Reversal – Is It Possible to Reverse Diabetes?”

My child has autism, now what?

My child has autism, now what do I do?  The phrase has been asked countless times after diagnosis and quite regularly is a shock.

Autism is a frightening diagnosis that leaves many parents in a state of devastation. It’s a complex disorder that has no known cause and presents itself in each child differently. It’s a word that sends worried new parents researching everything from the safety of vaccinations to optimal gut health.

With the rates of diagnosis increasing exponentially over the last several years, it makes sense that autism would become a huge topic of conversation both in the medical world and in the conversations between new parents.

So what do you do if one of your tightly held fears of receiving a diagnosis for your child comes to pass? How do you keep it together when all you want to do is fall apart? This article offers a realistic outlook on what to do after receiving an autism diagnosis. Continue reading “My child has autism, now what?”

First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training

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first aid for sport – sports coach with injured trainee

The life of a sports coach is varied and challenging. The aim is to develop the talents of the individual athlete while addressing any physical requirements. Although coaching roles vary according to the specific sport, all require a sound understanding of basic first aid from the side-lines. This article addresses the general aspects of first aid for sport, whether you are a football coach, a track and field specialist, a physiotherapist, or a match official. Continue reading “First aid for sport – why sports coaches need sports first aid training”

RSI symptoms – Repetitive Stress Injury in the workplace

Our working life often dictates how we live our lives, a necessity for most, it pays the bills and then hopefully a life beyond that.  Unfortunately, due to modern technology and working conditions, some people take home more than they bargained for.  Serious long-term conditions can arise from incorrect work practices, such as RSI and Tinnitus.  This three-part series of work-related health focuses on RSI symptoms and how the effects can be negated in the workplace.

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RSI symptoms – Repetitive Strain Injury can be a long-term serious condition

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