In developed countries learning and earning has generally followed a simple rule: get all the education you can, as early as you can, and reap the rewards for the rest of your career. For years, having a good degree from a respected university was the best indicator of professional success - there were exceptions like Richard Branson, but statistically very few.
Published: 16 November 2018
It may be the biggest fad in workplace learning right now. But, under the surface, microlearning pulls together a set of undeniable principles that are required to support employees in the face of near-constant disruption. It’s not a silver bullet. It’s not a replacement for everything being done in training today.
Published: 4 October 2018
Employers need to continue to invest in professional development. This is in response to a KPMG Global Outlook survey of 151 UK CEOs which found that just under half (42 percent) had no plans to invest in new workforce training over the next three years. From Stephanie Gillingham, Head of ER, Reward, Talent & Development at Alexander Mann Solutions.
Published: 27 July 2017
It's difficult to comprehend why online L&D is still not meeting expectation, especially when you consider the impact of digital on all our walks of life. But for many, it still conjures up visions of passive participation and sketchy take up. When you consider the sophistication of, say video games in this day and age, why L&D is struggling to gain attention and get traction is something of a mystery.
Published: 26 July 2017
In a world of constant change, the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new work patterns is vital for both employees and their employers. Martin Moran, Managing Director International, InsideSales.com.
Published: 14 April 2017
Baseball fans will know a curveball imparts forward spin, causing havoc for the batter. Likewise, aiming L&D at the multi-faceted needs of the multi-generational workforce means HR must keep a keen eye on the game, and pivotal to hitting the sweet spot will be the sector's capacity to master technology innovation, particularly within the fields of automation and machine learning, changing the nature of work, as employees demand diverse work experiences. Article by Greg Pryor, Vice-president, Leadership & Organisation Effectiveness - Workday.
Published: 12 April 2017
This year's World of Learning Conference & Exhibition is set to be highly interactive and engaging as L&D innovators, practitioners and thought-leaders come together to share expertise and insights at Birmingham's NEC on 19 & 20 October.
Published: 8 September 2016
Humans have an instinctive and natural fear of the unknown. When we cannot understand something or do not know how to respond it can elicit intense feeling of anxiety and distress. Cat Whitford, VP of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at NCH Europe, explores the idea of specialised learning agility.
Published: 7 September 2016
Bespoke hospitality services business Bennett Hay is successfully developing the ethos of the international hotel sector into UK facilities management, with training being a key element in this strategy.
Published: 1 July 2016
Despite its immense capabilities, the brain still requires time to absorb learning materials, process this information, consolidate everything consumed, and build neural pathways to other related concepts.
Published: 30 June 2016