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Work-Life Balance – Lifestyle under Scrutiny

The expression ‘work-life balance’ means a balanced relationship between professional and private life. Many people come to realise that, although they have succeeded brilliantly in their careers, they are very lonely at the same time.

On the one hand, the combination of business and family is regarded differently in individual cultures.

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30 to 60 Seconds for a Permanent Impression

You can meet potential customers and business partners any time and everywhere: at business events, at a party, at the airport – or even in the lift. The term ‘Elevator Pitch' means a short presentation of 30 to 60 seconds until the elevator door opens. During this time you must capture the attention of your counterpart with your concept, otherwise you will have missed a good opportunity.

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One for All, All for One!

Many things can be achieved better by a team rather than alone. However, teamwork does not always work. Team sports show that teams with the best individual player do not necessarily show the best overall results.

How to form a strong team in which everybody gives his or her best?

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Employee Retention – A Factor of Success

Every manager knows how painful it can be to lose a high-performance, committed employee, especially when it is to the competition. Turnover cannot be totally avoided. However, an experienced manager will be able to reduce the turnover of his staff significantly by using appropriate measures.

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From Boss to Mentor!

As the saying goes: 'Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and he can feed himself for life.' 

Experience shows that people remember who taught them to fish. Do you remember the people who taught you ideas and skills for career or life? Who supported you when you first started your career?
 

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Corporate Philosophy – a Guiding Light and Source of Energy

According to a BEITRAINING study only 44 percent of SMEs have a written corporate philosophy or vision. Is a corporate philosophy really dispensable for small companies? What is its exact meaning and what are the advantages?

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Well-trained Employees mean Success at Trade Fairs

For many medium-sized companies presenting themselves at trade fairs is an inherent part of their marketing mix. Participating in a trade fair is cost-intensive and for this reason demands intensive preparations. The organisation of the stand, of the fixtures, the equipment and the necessary material is a self-evident part of the preparations. What is just as important and is often neglected is the training and motivation of the company's own fair personnel.

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Impression New Year’s Resolutions and Old Habits

The turn of the year is a good time for personal and professional resolutions. However, according to many surveys, very few resolutions are ever permenantly implemented due to the force of our old habits.

Read more about the four steps that help you to change your habits.

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‘People Skills’ – Hereditary or Learned?

This question is always hotly debated. Some people think ‘people skills’, often called ‘soft skills’, cannot be learned or acquired or, if so, only to a certain basic extent; whereas, absolute agreement can be found in the fact that these skills significantly affect people’s jobs, security and personal success. Without a doubt each of us is blessed with certain personality strengths and talents. Moreover, the imprint we get in our childhood is of great importance.

BEITRAINING is convinced that all humans have the ability to develop, grow and change themselves. By defining ‘people skills’ as the sum of one’s abilities and capabilities, we can apparently see where our own boundaries and possibilities are.

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“It's a funny thing about life – if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.“ (W. Somerset Maugham)

Testing tools form a useful addition to job interviews and help to reduce the risk of making wrong – and often expensive – decisions. Medium-sized businesses need tools which fit to their special needs.

Read more about a testing tools that effectively support you when selecting employees.

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