Commentary and analysis

All items: Learning and development

  • How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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?

  • Apprenticeship starts continue to fall a year after levy introduced

    15 June 2018

    There has been a steady decline in the number of apprenticeships begun after the apprenticeship levy was introduced last year. But why has a scheme that intended to encourage apprenticeship take-up had such a poor response? Ashleigh Wight looks at some of the reasons behind the downward trend.

  • How coaching retail staff can help the high street survive

    25 May 2018

    With Marks & Spencer the latest high street brand to announce widespread store closures, with perhaps Homebase to follow, the onus is on retailers to improve customer service. Benoit Mahé from retail training specialist CapKelenn explains how coaching can ensure customers' experience is positive and help the high street survive.

  • Five principles of high-performing teams

    21 May 2018

    In a volatile environment, organisations need teams that are engaged, productive and know what they're working towards. How can we inspire team leaders to get the best out of their people?

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