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Top Tips on How to Spot Confident Job Candidates
May 8, 2019
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A campaign has revealed the micro‐expressions and signs to watch out for when trying to tell if someone is displaying confidence.

Contributor Robert Phipps, body language expert – in assoc. With Grosvenor Casinos.

A campaign by Grosvenor Casinos titled Game Face has uncovered the tell‐tale signs to watch out for when working out if someone is displaying a lack of confidence.

As part of the campaign, Grosvenor Casinos wanted to reveal what micro‐expressions people use to lie and display confidence when playing games such as poker and blackjack. These micro expressions, however, also often appear outside the casino doors and have been seen to happen in job interviews.

Recent research has suggested a staggering 27 job applications result in just 1 job interview (1), therefore it’s no surprise that confidence is increasingly important to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Read more

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your College’s Positive Intent and Impact
May 8, 2019
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The following article is by  Anthony Horne – Emsi’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

One of the most common areas of discussion I am having with senior management in the Further Education sector right now is that Anthony Horneof “demonstrating positive intent and impact”.

This is perhaps unsurprising, since Ofsted have recently included sections on Intent and Impact in their proposed new Education Inspection Framework.

But with the spotlight on these themes, it is perhaps an opportune time to look at whether we can measure the outcomes of Intent and Impact in a tangible way.

The answer is we can, but what is particularly interesting is how many different angles of measuring Intent and Impact are highlighted by college leaders.

For example, here’s a sample of some of the comments I’ve heard over recent weeks from college principals, about what they would like to be able to measure: Read more

DfE Launches Consultation on Improving SEND Funding Arrangements for Colleges

The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on how to improve funding arrangements for learners with high needsDfE launches consultation on improving SEND funding arrangements for colleges

The department is seeking views on what “may be adversely influencing local authorities, mainstream schools, colleges and other education providers” in their support for young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

“We welcome views on changes to the funding system that could help in getting the best value from the resources available,” the DfE said.

The evidence document said the government “understands the cost pressures facing both local authorities and post-16 providers as they seek to meet the needs and ambitions of young people, and the need for appropriate levels of funding”.

However, it hopes to gather views on whether there are other aspects of the financial arrangements that are acting as a barrier to young people accessing the support they need, “regardless of the amount of funding available”. Read more