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Meet the brewery teaching people with disabilities to brew great beer

Xander Data Analyst Alex was part of the team of Associates who were involved in one of our social enterprise projects that focuses on training individuals with physical and neurological diversities to brew amazing beer. The team provided support with the planning of a potential new location in Liverpool, and Alex has shared his experiences.…

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Emotional intelligence in a digital working world

Xander Associate Akash  recognises that the digital working world is very real, and lasting beyond the reaches of lockdowns. However, how can we harness the emotional intelligence of the workplace in a digital world?   Lockdown is in the past, and the world is healing (slowly). Organisations have adapted to a new remote way of…

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What is it like to be in a graduate job with no degree?

Business Change Associate Oliver does not have a degree. Whilst many may look at this as a limiting factor, he has not let this hold him back. Whilst a graduate role may be geared towards graduates, Oliver has the soft skills and experiences that businesses like Xander craves. Opportunity A very daunting experience, to be…

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Stress awareness day 2021: Making time for yourself

As part of Stress Awareness Day 2021, Xander Associate Pradeepika highlights how taking time to focus on one’s passions and interests isn’t a selfish practice but instead a necessity to a happy and productive life – her motto is simple: “Love yourself and the rest will follow.”   Life has become extremely busy for everyone.…

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Was working remotely during the pandemic beneficial?

Data Analytics Associate Dhalham has had to way he conducts work shaken up drastically since the arrival of Covid. But was the process of working from home beneficial? And what can we learn from the practices going forward? Pandemic The global pandemic has changed many common practices and aspects of life drastically; Most noticeably within…

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Being a mum in a working world

Data Analytics Associate Minu takes us through her journey from being a stay at home mum to becoming one of our associates whilst giving tips and advice to help mums to get the right work life balance.   Working mum Being a working mum does not mean you will be a less productive employee. It…

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Meet the disability movement you didn’t know about

Business change associate Andrew sits down with Harry Georgiou to discuss 6% and rising, a charity founded and run by Harry with the objective to help young people with disabilities into employment.   “Only 5.6% of individuals with learning disabilities are in employment across the UK. This has to change!” Could you imagine what you…

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“I’ve only been black for three years.”

Ore is one of our many talented Associates at Xander who hails from another part of the world. Her homeland, Nigeria, is a country where the idea of racism is merely a notion, discrimination of another person’s skin is rare, and the thought of being considered a “black woman” perplexing. For Black History Month 2021,…

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3 ways to manage stress and improve your mental health

Joe has seen the ugly side of stress in the past, in this blog, he uses his experiences to give 3 simple steps to help manage and overcome it It is well documented that stress has a direct effect on both your mental and physical health. Being creatures of habit, people tend to experience stress…

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How Xander gave me the opportunity to pick up the pieces

Xander associate Tom has had a rollercoaster of a time the past few years. From the highs of landing his dream job to the lows of redundancy due to Covid. He has had a tough time, but with the help of Xander has managed to put the pieces together again.   Flying high Rewind to…