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Bitesize Learning – Find Time with Take 5


Learning at Work, is a lot like trying to adopt a more healthy lifestyle

Everyone knows they should do it, but it’s hard to build a sustainable habit without some help. It can feel like a mountain to climb, unless you break it down into small chunks that you can easily achieve. That’s one reason why top companies are moving away from formal training to more informal, bitesize learning.

How does that apply to learning?

Just like exercise and healthy eating, learning is more effective when you do it every day. Over time, small achievements build up and give you a sense of momentum. You start feeling like you’re making progress and that you can take on tougher challenges. But that takes effort, willpower and planning, which is why most people don’t do it.

It doesn’t take much will-power to turn up to a training course and do what you’re told for a day. But face to face training courses aren’t all that effective at changing behaviour over time. They give you a large portion of learning that wears off quickly, if you don’t follow up and embed it. It’s a bit like eating 35 portions of fruit and vegetables in one day, instead of spreading them out across the week. There’s a limit to what your body can absorb. Everything else is just a waste.



Alex is a recruitment trainer that blends over 17 years in specialist recruitment with over 24 years of coaching people in developing their skills in order to improve performance. He stands out amongst the other trainers in his field due to his ability to take difficult ideas or concepts and translate them into easily applicable tools and techniques.

His experience of training thousands of consultants and managers has helped him build the Elevated Sales Process. This is a “principled” approach to growing a sustainable recruitment business. The Elevated Sales Process is built on a belief that in order to succeed in todays market you need to be a specialist in your market, be able to build relationships of influence, deliver high value service & master time management.

He is the founder at Elevated Recruiting, a recruitment training firm that blends the best of on-line learning and face-to-face learning to deliver training programs that work.

Elevated recruiting courses are different because:
– They use a learning approach that is proven to work with adults
– They utilise cutting edge learning technology to produce engaging on-line & virtual learning experiences
– They blend on-line recruitment training with face-to-face or web workshops
– They increase performance by supporting line managers in following up on training more effectively.


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