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  • What is the Provision for Doubtful Debts?

    If you’re looking to progress in your accounting career, you need a clear idea of how to make provisions for doubtful debts. Credit accounts Most organisations expect to be paid for the products or services they sell. Most, however, don’t expect payment straight away; in fact, when selling business to business, it’s more typical to […] The post What is the Provision for Doubtful Debts? appeared fi...

  • Journey into Senior Leadership: Cath’s Experience

    Through great mentoring and some serious dedication, Cath Hickman has scaled the mountain of leadership success. Cath explains why, with her busy job in local government, she needed a leadership course that was strategic, flexible, and highly supportive all at once. About Cath I work within Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service (NYOS), which provides services to […] The post Journey into Senior...

  • Men: Stereotypes, Status and Suicide Rates

    It was International Men’s Day in November. I ignored it, as I expect did many others. A female colleague responded with a snort that ‘everyday was men’s day’ – I suspect this is symptomatic of a trend that has arisen in recent years, that of dismissing, marginalising and ridiculing the male species. But what impact […] The post Men: Stereotypes, Status and Suicide Rates appeared first on Babingto...

Babington Group

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  • What does a Hairdressing Apprenticeship Involve?

    If you are looking to get into the hairdressing industry, apprenticeships are a tried and tested way to get the training you need while getting paid. What better way to learn about hairdressing than being up on your feet, and learning from the experienced salon stars around you! When you first start a hairdressing apprenticeship […] The post What does a Hairdressing Apprenticeship Involve? appeare...

  • Nexus Rental recognised as Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

    Nexus Vehicle Rental has been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service as a top 100 apprenticeship employer for displaying the highest standards of excellence when employing apprentices. The apprentices are at the very core of the company, and Nexus is now benefitting from a pool of talent that have grown in skills and confidence with the […] The post Nexus Rental recognised as Top 100 Ap...

  • Babington Achieves Matrix Standard Reaccreditation

    After a thorough assessment against the Matrix Standard, we are proud to have achieved reaccreditation. The standard is mandatory for all training providers who deliver contracts on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency. Reaccreditation demonstrates we are continuing to offer excellent information, advice and guidance services to our stakeholders, from learners to employers. Our Matrix […] The post ...

  • Babington Acquires Acorn Training Consultants

    We are pleased to announce that Babington has acquired training provider Acorn Training Consultants Ltd. Acorn delivers study programmes, traineeships and apprenticeships, with an overall contract value of £1 million. With an excellent reputation, Acorn complements our offering, and means we can support the development of many more people and organisations across the UK. Of […] The post Babington ...

Babington Group

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How to Deal with a Micromanager

    Does your line manager delegate tasks to you and then keep checking up on your progress? Do they chase you well before the agreed deadline? Do they interfere in even the most trivial jobs to make sure it’s being done the way they prefer? Then chances are, you’ve got yourself a micromanager. Or, if these […] The post How to Deal with a Micromanager appeared first on Babington Group.

  • How to Evaluate an Accounting System

    In any accounting department, there will be a system for collecting, storing, and processing information. This is the company’s accounting system. Whether you’re joining a new accounting department or supporting business development in your current organisation, you need to make sure the system you rely on is fit for purpose. As organisations grow and change, […] The post How to Evaluate an Accoun...

  • How to Get Employees to Take Ownership

    Responsible employees are engaged employees, and engagement is key for getting employees to take real ownership of their work. Most organisations now see the need for this, but are still struggling to move beyond the rather tired strategies of engagement surveys and employee forums. Those things do matter, of course, but they certainly won’t produce […] The post How to Get Employees to Take Owners...

  • Employee Wellbeing: Managing Stress at Work

    Figures published by the Labour Force Survey show that 11.7 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression between 2015 and 2016, accounting for 45% of all working time lost to ill-health. The impact this has on productivity and organisational performance has made this an issue on the agenda at board […] The post Employee Wellbeing: Managing Stress at Work appeare...

  • A Brief History of Accounting: Where Did it Start?

    Today’s accountants are masters of a varied art, with knowledge spanning finance, legislation, and more. But how did it all begin? The concept of currency Somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, human communities learnt to cooperate with one another in a way that gave them access to a wider range of resources. Trade was […] The post A Brief History of Accounting: Where Did it Start? appeare...

  • 6 Skills You Need to Work in Sales

    Because of movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, people now think they have an idea of what being a good salesperson involves: sell hard, get in their face, and be a bit crazy! But actually, the sales landscape has changed. It is no longer possible to ram an idea or product down someone’s throat, […] The post 6 Skills You Need to Work in Sales appeared first on Babington Group.

  • What are IFRS and IAS in Accounting?

    IFRS and IAS Accounting standards are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and are adopted by listed companies in the European Union when they produce accounts. When the IASB replaced the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) in 2001, it adopted the previous International Accounting Standards (IAS), but began issuing future standards as International […] The...

  • Should You Swear at Work?

    Here’s a tricky discussion that can probably split any room. It goes to the heart of personal values, as well as the culture of an organisation. Generational norms come into play here, as well as a dash of religious doctrine, and attitudes about gender difference. Quite a lot to think about for such an ostensibly […] The post Should You Swear at Work? appeared first on Babington Group.

  • Will an Apprenticeship Get Me a Job?

    Like college, university, or any choice you make after you finish school, you’ll be racking your brains with a key question: how will this choice benefit me in the future? We are told apprenticeships provide a ‘foot in the door’. But what does this mean, exactly? Can you expect to be hired from the moment […] The post Will an Apprenticeship Get Me a Job? appeared first on Babington Group.

  • What Skills are Employers Looking for in 2017?

    As a new year rolls around, you may have already considered your resolution for 2017. There will of course be the old clichés – ‘I’m going to hit the gym more!’, ‘I’m going to go gluten free!’, ‘I’m going to stop procrastinating!’ We’ve heard them all before – but one we rarely hear is ‘I’m going to […] The post What Skills are Employers Looking for in 2017? appeared first on Babington Group.

Babington Group

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • How to Delegate Work Effectively

    It feels like we’ve been talking about delegation forever, yet it’s still a challenge for today’s managers. In my experience, many find it hard to walk the fine line between delegation, allocation and abdication. Let’s take a look at how you can do this more effectively. Failing to delegate Control freaks and paranoiacs find it […]The post How to Delegate Work Effectively appeared first on Babingt...

  • Babington Raises Money for Charity YoungMinds

    We were thrilled to donate £340 to the charity YoungMinds this week. Chief Executive Officer Carole Carson presented the cheque to Emily Dean, Corporate Fundraising Officer at the charity, which is dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Staff across the group selected YoungMinds to receive funds raised at […]The post Babington Raises Money fo...

Babington Group

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Meet Our New Commercial Director

    We are extremely pleased to announce the recent appointment of our new Commercial Director, David Gallagher. David will be responsible for business growth, developing Babington’s unique collaborative culture, with a particular focus on the impact of new apprenticeship reforms. David will contribute his wealth of experience generating growth in areas including welfare to work and […]The post Meet O...

  • What is Going Concern in Accounting?

    For any set of accounts, and regardless of who completes them, particular accounting principles must be followed. One of the accounting principles that needs to be followed when producing a set of accounts is going concern, and both auditors and management need to be fully aware of what this means in practice. What is going […]The post What is Going Concern in Accounting? appeared first on Babingt...

  • University of Birmingham Welcomes Its First Apprentices

    Babington’s partnership with the University of Birmingham has seen 18 apprentices start in a diverse range of roles, with the chance to start their career journey and gain valuable skills and experience. The new recruits have joined the university in roles including engineering, IT, business admin, childcare, and digital media, and have been brought in for […]The post University of Birmingham Welc...

  • What do Employers Look for in School Leavers?

    If you’re fresh out of school, you may not be feeling entirely confident about getting your first role. Due to your inexperience that’s understandable, however, there are ways to impress employers in your applications to show that you’re full of potential. When applying for an apprenticeship or similar role, you may want to demonstrate these […]The post What do Employers Look for in School Leavers...

Babington Group

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • How to Conduct a Fair Appraisal

    When you manage others, it falls within your remit to assess their performance. Appraisals can be a tense time for everyone involved, so if you’re a conscientious manager, you’ll be concerned about ensuring they’re fair. But before giving thought to the question of how to conduct a fair appraisal, it is wise for any manager […]The post How to Conduct a Fair Appraisal appeared first on Babington Gr...

Babington Group

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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Babington Group

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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