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Explore our latest blog posts to find expert voices offering their advice on professional development, career advancement and the world of work.


Top Tips for Rewarding Volunteers

Having supported a variety of voluntary organisations and charities throughout the years, we're dedicating this blog post to those responsible for the recruitment, recognition and reward of volunteers in their organisation. Continue reading to find out our top tips for rewarding volunteers!


Why I Volunteer (A Guest Blog by Melissa Middleton)

Melissa Middleton, Manager of PNE Enterprise, explains why volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience in this blog post.


Top Tips for Recruiting Volunteers

Each year, from June 1st – 7th, we shine a light on volunteers, voluntary organisations and charities throughout the UK who dedicate their time and skills to make a difference in our local communities as part of Volunteers’ Week, the largest celebration of volunteering. Continue reading to find our top tips for recruiting volunteers!


4 Key Qualities of a Leader

While initially quite similar, there are vast differences between leaders and managers. Find out the four key qualities of a leader in this two-part blog series.


How To Engage Your Employees

A new report reveals managers who are engaged with their employees and the workplace environment are three times more likely to have engaged employees, but how can you engage?


5 Things to Consider Before You Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities are all around and could be for a few hours, in your local area and even overseas. We have put together some things to consider.


Ethics and Purpose (A Guest Blog by Ann Maughan)

For Ann Maughan, Lead Assessor at PNE Developments, ethics refer to ethical behaviour based on values that are seen to be ‘right’.


How Can Organisations Combine Professional Development with Social Investment?

“Tomorrow’s learning is about ownership.” That that was the message from leading professional development organisation, OEB, as they announced this years’ conference theme. We share our thoughts on combining professional development and social investment.


What Makes an Effective Mentor?

A mentor can be fundamental to an individual’s professional development; they provide guidance, share their knowledge, and develop the skills of their mentees, thereby allowing them to get a head start in their career. But what qualities are needed to become an effective mentor?


How Can We Inspire and Advance Women Leaders?

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, the worldwide event which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.



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