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Soft skills development not on half of employers radars

Country Director UK and Ireland at GoodHabitz, Stephen Humphreys says “We see the link between learning and engagement all the time that levels of engagement and retention increase after they begin offering soft skills learning. Employee engagement is actually very important metric for determining the effectiveness of an L&D programme.”

Contributor: Stephen Humphreys, Country Director UK and Ireland - GoodHabitz | Published: 11 February 2020

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Delivering impact and results for Learning & Development

Combining a world-class conference with an exhibition showcasing 100 L&D providers, World of Learning is a key event every year for the L&D community. A hive of knowledge exchange, hands on experience of latest technologies and practices, and the chance to network with peers, the event is unmissable for senior L&D professionals.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 20 July 2018

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New A-level for career in wine

As the centre of excellence for wine education, Plumpton College is introducing a brand new course designed for anyone who wants a career in vinegrowing. The Advanced Technical Certificate in Viticulture is the equivalent of an A Level, aimed at 16-18 year olds but is open to all ages.

Contributor: Tom Newham | Published: 26 June 2018

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Managed learning taking L&D by storm

L&D’s quest for efficiency, quality and innovation is changing the global market for managed learning, according to a study by Hemsley Fraser, which reveals that today’s organisations want a provider who can add value, not just deliver short-term cost savings.

Contributor: Sally Hurrell | Published: 29 April 2018

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Buyers and Suppliers Converge at the Manchester HR Summit 2018

The human resources industry event of the year takes place February 8th. Time is running out to secure the remaining complimentary VIP delegate spaces and supplier stands at the Manchester HR Summit, which takes place on February 8th at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester.

Contributor: Forum Events | Published: 16 January 2018

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Career development overtakes pay as job satisfaction measurement

Career development and flexible working are now considered more important than earning potential when it comes to taking a job in the North West’s technology or digital sectors, new research has found.

Contributor: Katie Gallagher | Published: 18 September 2017

Career development crucial to science talent

Employees at life sciences companies are becoming disengaged and looking to leave as career ambitions outweigh internal opportunities. Comment Richard Thomas, Client Services Director at ProClinical.

Contributor: Richard Thomas | Published: 21 July 2017

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Why is executive L&D falling short?

Four key views have emerged from this year’s Corporate Pulse Survey from Financial Times and IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance. Comment from VanDyck Silveira, CEO - FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance.

Contributor: VanDyck Silveira | Published: 27 June 2017

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Professional Qualifications Still Key Prerequisite for Success

The findings of NEBOSH’s latest Jobs Barometer research* has once again confirmed that when UK employers advertise health and safety positions they expect applicants to have relevant professional qualifications. 90 percent of the job advertisements for safety, health and environmental (SHE) roles reviewed specified one or more NEBOSH qualifications; up from 83 percent last year.

Contributor: Teresa Budworth | Published: 15 April 2017

5 learning trends you can’t ignore in 2017

2016 has been a year of political upheaval and the loss of a number of beloved celebrities, so it’s no surprise that on December 31st many people will be eager to slam the door shut on a difficult twelve months!

Contributor: Kerry Pascall | Published: 22 December 2016