10 Most Useful Microsoft Excel Tips

Posted on Dec 01, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders

30 years since entering the market Microsoft Excel remains the most widely used software by businesses. Despite its wide use, the full capabilities of Excel are still poorly understood. Of 100,000 workers we tested over the past three years, less than half know what Conditional Formatting - an essential feature - even does.

So what are Excel's essentials? We reviewed articles written by Excel experts and combined this with aggregated data from thousands of our users to compile a list of the 100 most useful Excel functions and features including PivotTables, Absolute References, Conditional Formatting and more.

For all those in need of a quick dose of tips to improve their Excel proficiency check out the top 10 tips below. But do download the full 100 and make your way through it to get the most out of this wonderful guide.

So let's start!

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Topics: Microsoft Excel, Learning

Hands-Free Learning

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by Sam Hennessy

Voice interface will power the next generation of learning apps.

We are entering a new era. An era where we can talk to our computers and they understand not only what we say but what we mean. Consumers are flocking to use these cutting-edge voice interfaces. They are also hungry for new apps that use them. Personal learning and self-development is a huge opportunity that is well placed to flourish in this new era.

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Topics: Technology, Learning, Work Technologies


Posted on Sep 28, 2017 by Shola Bold

“Repetition is the Mother of Learning and the Father of Action, which makes it the architect of Accomplishment” — Zig Ziglar

^ That’s an insightful quote from Ziglar, but what exactly does it mean?

Do you remember forgetting all the content you learnt in a class as soon as you were faced with the exam? Remember meeting someone at a social event who you really seemed to gel with but you simply can’t seem to recollect their name? What about engaging in a work meeting, but being unable to recall the items that were discussed the following week?

Ever Heard of the forgetting curve? Or a guy named Ebbinghaus? Well . . .I’ll tell you what I know.

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Topics: spaced repetition, Learning

6 Things I have learnt as an Apprentice

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 by Shola Bold

Have you at any point, been lost in the midst of it all. Education, school, college or university?

Ever felt completely helpless in regards to taking the next step forward?

Not knowing what to do after finishing school was honestly one of the most frustrating phases. There is an overwhelming amount of pressure on young people to go to university these days and I feel as if many individual’s vocation and aspirations become drowned out by this expectation.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Learning