All items: Learning and development

  • PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

    Date:
    9 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.

  • Corbyn vs May: Leadership styles in the spotlight

    Date:
    7 June 2017

    Gloria Moss, professor of management and marketing at Buckinghamshire New University, examines the leadership styles of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May.

  • Tory manifesto: national retraining, national insurance holidays and more gap reporting

    Date:
    19 May 2017

    Theresa May launched the Conservative Party's 2017 election manifesto, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises. Having already laid out her plans on workers' rights earlier this week, and with many policies announced over the past year, there is not much we didn't already know. But, as is likely in any 88-page document, there are a few items of interest that may not already be on your radar.

  • 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?

  • Post-Brexit, L&D must be even more responsive

    Date:
    31 August 2016

    At a time of significant and perhaps even unprecedented change since the EU referendum, it is more important than ever for L&D to be responsive to fast-evolving business needs.

  • How a tech company inspired self-directed learning

    Date:
    14 December 2015

    Cloud services company iomart was great at building employees' technical skills, but it needed to offer more rounded training in soft skills and improve consistency of learning. Cath Everett reports on how they dealt with this challenge

  • How maternity coaching can attract and retain female talent

    Date:
    11 January 2012

    Targeted coaching for mothers can ensure a smooth return to work after maternity leave, and help employers attract and retain valued female employees. XpertHR examines this rising trend and looks at what is on offer to help support new fathers.

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