Recently Springest carried out a research about educational budgets in Germany, together with Forsa, one of the leading market research and surveying companies in Germany. 31% of the surveyed companies don’t spend their educational budgets, even though HR managers so see a need for employee training. This seems to be a common problem throughout Europe, […]
About Springest and the world of learning
BTECs have earned their reputation as the world’s most successful vocational learning qualification, giving students a clear path into a profession and/or career. It gives students the knowledge and tools to to take responsibility for their own learning. BTEC develops the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills essential for professional life.
Here at Springest we’ve been using Holacracy, an Agile Development like management philosophy, for the past 2 years to help us organise the company more effectively. However, as all things new, we had some teething pains. Ruben, our founder, has composed a list of 8 challenges that we had to overcome whilst adopting Holacracy, plus our approaches […]
Wow! Only half an hour on the job and the new guy, Ahmad from Bahrain, has already closed his first sale! Walking by his desk, I decide to give him a thumbs-up and congratulate him on a job well done. Little did I know Ahmad interpreted my hand signal to mean that I am angry with […]
It goes without saying that in today’s shaky economy, flexibility is something that could account for our professional success. The idea of retraining in order to launch a new career trackhas been recently gaining popularity, mostly due to a variety of changes and innovations applied to many sectors, as well as the possibilities of cutbacks […]
The late Nelson Mandela was famously known for being an active promoter of education. He believed that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Usually Mandela’s quote is used to promote primary education, but in this post I want to stress the importance of continuing your education […]
Ruben Timmerman, the founder of Springest, was recently interviewed by LOI Magazine, a major provider of higher education in the Netherlands. During the interview Ruben spoke about knowledge, and how to effectively acquire it. “Everyone has the inner drive to learn- to go further, to reach higher, and to be better. The essence of learning […]
In February we were joined by Carmen, our new Online Marketeer for Springest UK. Carmen was born in Madrid, Spain, but grew up in England with a two year stint in Germany. After finishing her BA in Management Studies at Nottingham University, where she also was a keen hockey player, she moved to The Netherlands. In […]
In the e-commerce world consumers want to have as much transparent information as possible. A crucial piece of information for any browser is the price of a product or service. The same is true in the training market – our users need to know the price of a certain training course or education programme before they […]
Customer reviews for professional training courses: more credibility and conversion. Reviews are a powerful tool in today’s e-commerce world. Reviews are an important source of information about a brand, product or service, and the experience a person has had using said brand, product or service. Receiving information about a product, brand or service, whether it’s positive or negative, from a […]
Many adults are afraid to start learning a new language, as they often hear that it is a lot more difficult than learning a language at a younger age. They feel discouraged from the very beginning, as they don’t believe they may succeed in mastering the language at a satisfactory level. The fact is, however, […]
Amsterdam – Springest hands a cheque worth €6,583 to the Edukans Foundation during the awards ceremony for the Best Education Provider in The Netherlands.