Recent blogs

Managing people working from home

Getting the best from people working from home has lately become a core skill for many UK managers. Given how suddenly Covid-19 accelerated a pre-existing trend towards remote working, many have been learning through experience. Some lessons have been learned the hard way. But, by and large, Britain’s mass experiment with home working has worked …

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New workshops brochure launched

The latest edition the Searchlight Academy brochure listing all the face to face training workshops we currently have scheduled for the remainder of 2020 and 2021 is now available for download. Inside you will find details of a wide range of popular workshops taking place around the UK at which you can book places for …

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Searchlight’s online training sessions winning plaudits

With face to face training much harder to arrange safely these days, Searchlight has been delivering more and more training sessions online. Following one recent web-enabled session, we received some really encouraging appreciative comments from participants. We thought we’d share this latest feedback with you as proof that physical distance need not be a barrier …

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Covid-19: Could your clients have been covered?

Could your clients’ BI policies have been extended to include cover for what has happened? The short answer is probably no. Almost every standard UK business interruption policy wording provides cover for interruptions following some sort of physical damage at the premises. Extensions might be available that would extend this to include an interruption caused …

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Time to brush up those interviewing skills?

Searchlight’s Interviewing Skill training workshop provides the knowledge you or your staff need to carry out interviews effectively, consistently, and professionally. After all, if you recruit the wrong person it could cost your firm a great deal of money and time. Time invested in taking our course could pay significant dividends further down the line. …

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Getting a handle on competence

It’s increasingly important these days to be able to measure and record the competence of your staff. Not just because the regulator demands it – but also for the benefit of your business and the people you employ. You’ll often hear the argument that you can’t manage something if you can’t measure it. But that …

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