All items: Learning and development

  • Why your digital workforce needs on-the-job learning

    Date:
    15 November 2017

    How can learning and development professionals keep pace with workers who need to be up to speed with new technologies and approaches? PluralSight's Julian Wragg argues that we need a more agile model for on-the-job learning.

  • Eight ways to ensure blended learning is a recipe for success

    Date:
    1 November 2017

    Blended learning is now well established, but content is advancing and improving all the time. Lynsey Whitmarsh from Hemsley Fraser looks at eight ways to curate your learning content to guarantee the best mix for employees.

  • Why do female employees miss out on work-based training?

    Date:
    19 October 2017

    Research published this month found that male employees are far more likely to receive training at work than women. The impact of this "training penalty" stretches way beyond how much learning is on offer, discovers Virginia Matthews.

  • L&D needs to stop creating and start curating

    Date:
    5 October 2017

    Ben Betts examines the role of L&D professionals and argues that is more efficient to curate what already exists than create fresh content.

  • How to build a digitally competent workforce

    Date:
    11 July 2017

    Transitioning from post-industrial skills to digital competence must be a strategic priority for every organisation, says Diego Martinez from cut-e.

  • Five ways Theresa May can boost her leadership skills

    Date:
    3 July 2017

    It has been a stormy ride for Theresa May's premiership so far. Could honing her leadership skills as a successful business leader ensure her a smoother term of office? Anne Watson from In Touch Networks looks at five attributes the Prime Minister needs to demonstrate.

  • Learning teams must accelerate the path towards digital, says leading analyst

    Date:
    3 April 2017

    L&D teams want technology to deliver better experiences and increase employee engagement with learning, according to one of Europe's leading learning analysts.

  • Will the apprenticeship levy mean smaller businesses lose out?

    Date:
    10 March 2017

    The apprenticeship levy, due to take effect on 6 April, could end up being "fairer" to some employers than others or risk failing to achieve its goals, if the Government does not clarify a number of issues.

  • Leadership development: resilience in times of trauma

    Date:
    20 January 2017

    The vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US meant that 2016 was a traumatic year. Dr Amy Armstrong looks at how leaders can use these uncertain times as opportunities to learn and develop.

  • Why it is crucial to create leaders at all levels

    Date:
    12 September 2016

    The majority of organisations say it is crucial to have the right leadership in place for success, yet only 15% feel they're developing their managers properly. How can this be addressed?

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