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Learning and development

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  • Why we need leaders on the front line

    Date:
    19 January 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employers spend thousands on leadership development but rarely see the return on investment or a corresponding increase in engagement. Peter Russian, CEO of transformation specialist Remarkable, looks at the importance of creating leaders at all levels.

  • Should we use apprenticeships to train managers?

    Date:
    17 January 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so broad it's possible to gain an MBA. Roisin Woolnough looks at the competing arguments for more management-focused apprenticeships.

  • Employers rebrand training as apprenticeships to access levy fund

    Date:
    11 January 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost half (46%) of employers plan to repackage their existing training schemes as new apprenticeships in order to access their £15,000 training fund provided by the apprenticeship levy.

  • Towards Maturity: L&D needs to play digital catch-up

    Date:
    13 December 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    As technology dominates our lives as consumers, how far have learning and development teams come in making the most of it to deliver learning outcomes? Roisin Woolnough reports on the latest benchmarking report from Towards Maturity.

  • Can we make the apprenticeship levy work harder?

    Date:
    12 December 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of the new system from many. David Willett from the Open University, urges employers to make their levy pay.

  • Employ an apprentice

    Type:
    Tasks

  • Government commits to skills and training in Industrial Strategy paper

    Date:
    27 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government has released its flagship Industrial Strategy, aimed at boosting productivity and economic performance in the UK.

  • E-learning gains traction but managers still rate face-to-face training best

    Date:
    24 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Managers continue to prefer face-to-face learning over digital learning, according to a new report by learning resources provider GoodPractice. Martin Couzins investigates the findings.

  • Apprenticeships plummet following levy introduction

    Date:
    24 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    The number of people starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59% after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy earlier this year.

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

    Date:
    15 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.