Commentary and analysis

All items: Learning and development

  • 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.

  • Skills development: it's time to revamp learning culture

    Date:
    6 August 2018

    With PwC recently predicting that artificial intelligence will replace seven million jobs by 2037, employees need to learn new skills to reduce the risk of being displaced by new technology. But Jean-Marc Tassetto, co-founder of Coorpacademy and former Google France CEO, warns the UK's current ways of developing employees' skills are inadequate.

  • How to grow leaders fast without risking burnout

    Date:
    2 July 2018

    Faced with growing uncertainty and rapid change, organisations need to develop leadership capabilities at speed. But that does not come without risk. Jo Faragher spoke to leadership expert Ines Wichert about her new book and how businesses can support leaders to grow without overstretching them.

  • Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

    Date:
    20 June 2018

    Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that's just the rules and regulations that get passed. What about those pledges and policies that are still to get off the ground?

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