Learning & development

Communicating change: The ‘Scary Six’ personas you need to win over

13 Feb 2019

Continuing our three-part serialisation of her book, Lucy Adams shares her “Scary Six”, examples of workplace personas that HR needs...

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Gender pay gap 2019: Three in 10 reports have errors

13 Feb 2019

Almost a third of organisations that have submitted their gender pay gap reports for this year have published erroneous data,...

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L&D teams pressured to report on learning impact, but don’t know how

12 Feb 2019

Almost seven in 10 (67%) learning and development professionals feel leadership teams are putting them under pressure to measure the...

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Tailoring learning for a global audience reaps rewards

12 Feb 2019

Most organisations have embraced e-learning, but supporting employees in multiple languages can be a challenge. Julie Giguere explains how getting...

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Part-time parents missing out on promotion

4 Feb 2019

Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.

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Boost apprenticeship access for women to increase diversity

28 Jan 2019

The government should remove any barriers preventing young women embarking on apprenticeships, according to a report published today by the...

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It’s time to give learning and development the royal recognition it deserves

28 Jan 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | It’s common knowledge that business conditions in the UK today are far from optimal. Employers are faced with economic uncertainty, widening skills gaps and lagging productivity...

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Large employers fear inability to fill technical roles

25 Jan 2019

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned for their ability to recruit sufficient numbers of graduates for technical roles as Brexit looms,...

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Apprenticeships increase fails to mask downward trend

24 Jan 2019

Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year have risen in relation to figures reported at this...

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Why SMART objective setting is not working

18 Jan 2019

Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting at work for years. Although it’s an oft-used acronym we’ve lost sight...

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Disability ‘woefully absent’ from leadership agendas

15 Jan 2019

While leadership teams increasingly embrace the challenges of gender and ethnic diversity, research has shown that disability is absent from...

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More than nine in 10 want more flexibility on apprenticeship spending

10 Jan 2019

Nine out of 10 (92%) employers want more flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy allowance, with some...

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Employees rate learning and development over salary

2 Jan 2019

Workers place more value on learning and development than on salary, with 80% wanting to keep learning and challenging themselves...

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Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

17 Dec 2018

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What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

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Young people least likely to value apprenticeships

11 Dec 2018

People under the age of 25 are least likely to see the value in apprenticeships, according to research from the...

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