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UK tops the list for equality in L&D opportunities

51% of UK employees think organisations invest equally in personal development. Just 20% think personal development opportunities are unequal in the UK. However, 36% of UK employees think personal development investment is influenced by status and job level factors. Globally, just 29% of employees think personal development is unequal.

Contributor: Kay Phelps, Founder & CEO - PR in HR | Published: 29 July 2023

Lack of L&D for leaders is a growing concern

Winckworth Sherwood have released a research report on leadership development, which looks at how employers and employees currently feel about learning and development for leaders in their organisations and progression into leadership roles. As part of the report, over 1,000 employees and 500 HR decision makers were surveyed in a YouGov survey.

Contributor: Louise Lawrence, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood and Will Clift, Senior Associate - Winckworth Sherwood | Published: 24 June 2023

For e-learning to work, employees need to believe in it

Workplace learning and development is no longer a nice-to-have or a box-ticking exercise. It’s a necessity to protect against business stagnation and high employee turnover. Done right, upskilling the workforce will empower them and take your business to the next level.

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 14 June 2023

The L&D challenges, priorities and opportunities now facing organisations

Organisations are facing many challenges this year, as evidenced by a recent research report ‘L&D in 2023: Challenges, Priorities and Opportunities’ released by ILX Group. The training provider surveyed 250 business, HR, and L&D leaders to understand their key training challenges and priorities, as well as some of the overarching trends in skills development this year.

Contributor: ILX Group | Published: 2 June 2023

Top challenges facing L&D

The 2023 State of L&D Report by Virti Shows Whilst Most UK Companies Implement Training for Compliance; Courses on Soft Skills are Most Important and Benefits Stretch Beyond

Contributor: Kurt Kratchman, CEO - Virti | Published: 17 May 2023

Investment in training on the rise, but so is ineffective L&D

New research from City & Guilds, the global skills development organisation, finds that large employers are boosting investment in learning and development to overcome skills shortages, and help them attract and retain talent.  But, despite best intentions, nearly all employers surveyed report that training has failed to meet objectives over the past five years. This means they risk investment going to waste unless they optimise planning, delivery and evaluation.

Contributor: David Phillips, Managing Director - City & Guilds | Published: 20 November 2022

Demand for digitally skilled workers continues to increase

Cybersecurity, software architecture and data analysis facing the biggest lack of skilled workers in vertical industries, yet investment in recruitment and L&D remains low

Contributor: Alexia Pedersen, VP of EMEA - O’Reilly | Published: 9 November 2022

HR in FS sector is failing to keep pace with test cheats

New research from one of the world’s leading online assessment providers, Questionmark, which has found that two thirds (63%) of the UK’s and US’s biggest finance companies have expressed concerns about their ability to catch and prevent cheating during testing / exams.

Contributor: John Kleeman, Founder - Questionmark | Published: 8 November 2022

Study reveals how men and women learn differently

Go1, a leading EdTech company, has revealed how men and women learn differently, with over three-quarters (75%) of women wanting to learn on the job, compared to 54% of men

Contributor: Chris Eigeland, CRO and Co-founder - Go1. | Published: 14 August 2022