Hans F. Hansen

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Get rid of “Just”…

I know we thank everyone for their feedback at the beginning of each post, but I wanted to thank those people who have contacted us directly following the last two weeks’ posts, sharing how it had prompted them to think and re-ignited their passion for what they do.   We were genuinely delighted to hear that…

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Learning vs Training

Last week, we talked about the fact that “eLearning does not work” – well, ordinary eLearning doesn’t anyway.  After we published last week’s post, a friend shared that they worked in Air Conditioning, with a number of current contracts in NHS settings.   As a result, they had to undertake loads of eLearning… (sound familiar?).  …

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But eLearning does not work, does it?

Over recent weeks, we have talked about Lockdown Learning and Life During Lockdown and how we have had to do things differently etc.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share some feedback we have had recently from various sources. You have probably all had to do lots of eLearning recently because face-to-face is not…

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Lockdown Learning…

Following last week’s post about Online Learning at Work Week and Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to go back to something we started looking at a few weeks back when I wrote the “Not April Fools” post. I shared how we had learnt that we could do things differently, things that previously we thought…

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One kind word can change someone’s entire day…

As you might be aware, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, focussing on the power and potential of kindness. I don’t need to tell you to be kind to others (bit patronising, to be honest!) as it’s what most people do instinctively and what most of us do in our everyday job role. …

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Never stop the prep!

Thanks, as always, for the feedback about “Life in Lockdown” last week’s post, although if I get another sales email that starts with “these are strange times”, then I might go a bit mad.  I am fairly sure everyone knows that times are indeed strange, sometimes they get stranger by the minute!  Lockdown haircuts were…

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COVID-19

Life during lockdown…

Over the last two months, we have seen a complete transformation in the way that people are working and living.  There are great stories emerging about people spending more time with their loved ones and getting round to doing the jobs that have been put off.  I remain amazed at the resilience and positivity that…

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Skills for Care Centre of Excellence

May the fourth be with you…

We know it is not quite May 4th just yet, but we are delighted to achieve Skills for Care Centre of Excellence for the fourth year in a row and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my team for all of their hard work in making this happen. Literally thousands of managers and…

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Fast Track Induction…

Thanks for the kind feedback on last week’s Resilience blog; I hope it provided some support during this difficult time for all. I wanted to turn this week to another key issue – the recruitment and retention of care workers.  This has always been a thorny issue within the adult social care space, though there…

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Building blocks

Resilience during tough times…

What do you associate resilience with?  Is it a positive or negative? Often the need to be resilient is linked to tough or challenging times in our lives; as a result resilience can be associated with the negatives.  It is a natural part of what we use to cope, to get by, to deal with…

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