Commentary and analysis

All items: Learning and development

  • Learning Technologies 2019: "Our job is to help people share"

    Date:
    21 February 2019

    This year's Learning Technologies conference welcomed more than 8,000 delegates. Key topics for discussion included the importance of knowledge sharing and the challenges of uncertainty. Martin Couzins reports.

  • Tailoring learning for a global audience reaps rewards

    Date:
    13 February 2019

    Most organisations have embraced e-learning, but supporting employees in multiple languages can be a challenge. Julie Giguere explains how getting to grips with this process will help L&D to get the most out employees.

  • Why SMART objective setting is not working

    Date:
    18 January 2019

    Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting at work for years. Although it's an oft-used acronym we've lost sight of its true purpose, argues Paul Marsh.

  • Why diversity isn't the real key to innovation

    Date:
    29 November 2018

    While diversity is usually regarded as vital to a more innovative organisation, new ideas only come forward when employees feel part of an inclusive culture. Nic Hammarling, head of diversity at Pearn Kandola, explains.

  • Why the public sector must embrace apprenticeships

    Date:
    19 October 2018

    Requirements for public sector employers to ensure a certain percentage of their workforce is apprentices may pose some organisational challenges, but Simon Rouse from PeoplePlus explains how apprenticeships can also help public sector organisations become more productive and better reflect their communities.

  • World of Learning 2018: Four engagement hacks for L&D teams

    Date:
    19 October 2018

    Melanie Lepine, group head of learning, development and talent at Domestic and General told delegates at the World of Learning Conference that they must become "change-makers" in their organisation. So how can L&D teams bring about the sort of change where the business sits up and takes note? Martin Couzins reports.

  • How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    8 October 2018

    Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy's future beyond 2020. Lady Cobham, director general of The 5% Club, argues that changes need to be made.

  • Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

    Date:
    24 September 2018

    Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains how organisations could benefit from developing female leaders before top vacancies become available.

  • Learning Live 2018: Six snippets of advice for L&D professionals

    Date:
    13 September 2018

    The Learning and Performance Institute's Learning Live 2018 conference provided great insights into some of the biggest challenges facing the profession. Martin Couzins highlights six key takeaways for learning professionals.

  • Financial services: How to resolve your top three HR challenges

    Date:
    30 August 2018

    With Brexit looming and AI threatening to replace roles, assessment now has a broader role to play in resolving key talent challenges in the financial services sector, says Andreas Lohff.

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