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Low Interest Rates Mask Problems In The British Economy

The continued low interest rates in Britain and the Eurozone are a welcome boost for borrowers struggling to maintain standards of living in a difficult economic climate. With many forecasters predicting that interest rates will remain at their current 0.5% in the United Kingdom up to 2017, the benefits of low mortgage costs are being offset by problems in maintaining income levels for households. Many borrowers are taking advantage of interest-only deals on mortgage lending and this further masks the problem of households struggling to meet their monthly commitments with many low income families paying for essentials such as food with credit or savings... READ MORE

Bank Fraud 2013 - Protect Your Institution

This 2-day workshop provides a thorough understanding of howfraud impacts the global financial institutions. Various types of fraud schemes and reporting fraud procedures will also be discussed. It is always vital for banks to be updated about the current fraud cases in the industry and the tools available to assist them in detecting fraud. There are steps needed to be taken to ensure banks have proper fraud prevention processes and systems in place to defend against fraud within the organization... READ MORE

Centralized vs. Decentralized Training

For years, organizations around the world have wrestled with the issue of where the management of training in the organization should reside. Do they have one body responsible for all training in the organization, called centralized training? Or, do they delegate the responsibility of training to the lines of business with no coordination of efforts, called decentralized training?... READ MORE

The Global Effect of EU’s Financial Tax

Come 1 January 2014, the biggest change to international banking in decades is expected to take effect. The European Union’s Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) is not just a tax on the European banking and financial industries, as it will have far-reaching consequences way beyond Europe and banking. The tax, part of raft of proposals that also include caps on bankers’ bonuses and the amount of a capital banks must hold to act as a financial buffer, is expected to be introduced by eleven EU member states at the beginning of 2014.... READ MORE

Training in the Middle East

Basic skills training in the Middle East is critical to bridging the gap between scholastic education and corporate needs for nationals. Without a proper foundation in basic skills, nationals may not be equipped with the knowledge, skills and techniques they need to succeed at entry level and mid-level management positions..... READ MORE

Using Collaborative Learning in Teaching

The art of teaching should include strategies intended to make the learning process both easier and more educational for students. Introducing the element of fun inside the classroom is very important to every learner. Collaborative learning is one such strategy in teaching where lessons and subjects are made easier for the learners in order to increase their learning curve...... READ MORE

Understanding and Preventing Corruption: Risk, Prevention and Reporting

People everywhere are more concerned than they ever have been about corruption and business ethics. In some countries, more than in others, we find a more lenient or even cynical attitude towards the private use of common resources. The costs of corruption are borne by the poor and powerless, while the benefits are enjoyed by the rich and powerful....... READ MORE

What Mode Of Training Is Most Effective?

There is traditional classroom instruction, video training, audio training, self-study booklets, eLearning, webinars, just-in-time training, coaching, mentoring and blended combinations of all of these. So which is the most effective? The answer is - it depends. It depends on the audience characteristics, logistics requirements, certification requirements and most of all the nature of the training objectives........ READ MORE

Good Facilitation is Vital for Effective Learning

It has been a realization that being a facilitator requires efficiency and innovation which are amongst the factors that lead to effective learning. Businesses and different organizations usually conduct trainings and seminars for their members and employers so that their knowledge about their jobs can be refreshed, enhanced, and improved for the benefit of the business’ growth. To achieve their goals during the trainings and seminars, business organizations often hire the services of experienced facilitators........ READ MORE

The Importance of Localisation, Customisation and Translation in Training

In today’s global economy, regionalization, customization and translation of training materials and the ability to deliver in multiple languages is more important than ever. If you do not localise, culturalise or translate training materials, students do not learn effectively and are often frustrated by the experience. Delivering off-the shelf, generic training programs decreases a student’s ability to understand key concepts and makes it much more difficult for them to apply what they do learn on the job. Generic training programs lead employees to think “I don’t understand how this applies to me, so I’m not going to pay attention to it”, instead of completing a training program thinking, “Yes, I could apply this to my job.” This results in a demotivated class and a decreased training return on investment......... READ MORE

Tips for Speaking Like a True Leader

There are times in our lives when we need to take a stand and speak to people and make them listen so that we can affect change in our society. As the speaker who aims to influence change we must be able to make them believe our cause and compel them to act. Here are some good tips that we can use when we reach to the point in our lives when we need to become leaders and speak like one. Speaking like a true leader is the best possible way to persuade our audience to act and be the catalyst for change... READ MORE

Forensic Accounting

Forensic accountants gather facts and information and use what they have gathered as evidence to support a case, be it a commercial case for compensation or evidence to convict a fraudster. Their work has to be painstaking and meticulous, capable of being challenged and of withstanding that challenge, carried out with skill and not a little imagination... READ MORE

Facilitating Leadership Trainings

A career in facilitation is a good way to earn money. However, there are many aspirants to be in this field of work who does not even know how to handle or how to facilitate leadership trainings for certain organizations or business entities. Conducting or facilitating this type of training is the most basic thing that every facilitator should know about. This is because a lot of business entities and organizations commonly requests facilitation services from the experts... READ MORE

Effective Ways for Teaching Students about Project Management

Every business establishment finds ways to make their businesses more effective and profitable. To achieve this goal, they gather their best employees to innovate new strategies in order to reach their goals faster and develop a business framework leading to financial success. The key to this approach is having people with knowledge and experience in project innovation and management. Most businesses today send their employees to training seminars and allow them to engage in short courses that foster their skill development in project management... READ MORE

How the heck do we implement?

Every business establishment finds ways to make their businesses more effective and profitable. To achieve this goal, they gather their best employees to innovate new strategies in order to reach their goals faster and develop a business framework leading to financial success. The key to this approach is having people with knowledge and experience in project innovation and management. Most businesses today send their employees to training seminars and allow them to engage in short courses that foster their skill development in project management... READ MORE

Trump or Clinton: Who Is the Best Leader for Our Country?

Without taking political sides, this article will present you with a model of Leadership and a diagnostic tool based on Global Bankers Institute’s decades of experience preparing individuals to be effective leaders. The tool will allow you to evaluate our presidential candidates for yourself to decide who is best fit to take over as the most powerful individual on Planet Earth... READ MORE

 

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