Training strategies

Banish courses and rethink L&D – World of Learning 2019

It’s time to rethink learning and development, to wean professionals off their addiction to courses and to start aligning learning...

Organisations need more ‘connector’ managers to succeed

18 Sep 2019

Almost half (45%) of managers lack the confidence to help employees acquire the skills they need, according to analyst firm...

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Workers optimistic about automation but demand more training

16 Sep 2019

More than two-thirds of UK workers think technological changes will increase demand for human work over the next three years...

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Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

10 Sep 2019

Employees that can’t access training get trapped under a ‘skills ceiling’ that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a...

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Think tank urges retraining pledge as automation transforms communities

3 Jul 2019

A report from right-leaning think tank Onward has urged the next prime minister to introduce a retraining tax credit to...

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learning in busy environments

Integrate learning into jobs, say L&D experts

17 Jun 2019

Learning will need to be better integrated into employees' daily tasks, especially in busy environments: a key message from the Festival of Work

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Workplace training mainly benefits the better qualified

9 May 2019

Employees with higher levels of education, women, younger employees and people with mid-range skills are the chief beneficiaries of training at work, a new ONS study has shown.

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Few businesses find tech investment improves learning outcomes

3 Apr 2019

The growing use of AI in learning and development has not resulted in significant improvements in people's productivity and work quality according to new research.

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Apprenticeship levy underpayment investigations more than double

25 Mar 2019

The number of organisations being pursued by HMRC for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, as...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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Business training management

‘Use the apprenticeship levy to improve management’ – Cary Cooper

8 Mar 2019

Improving the UK’s poor management performance is the definitive way to fix the economy, says organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary...

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Don’t let levy criticism eclipse apprenticeship opportunities

7 Mar 2019

It’s been a bad news week for apprenticeships. But Dr Susan Laing, Dean of Teesside University Business School, argues that...

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Learning Technologies 2019: “Our job is to help people share”

21 Feb 2019

Key topics at this year's Learning Technologies conference, which welcomed 8,000 delegates, included the importance of knowledge sharing...

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McLaren Personnel Today Awards 2018 Learning and Development

McLaren Group takes chequered flag for Excellence in Learning and Development Award

21 Nov 2018

McLaren’s online learning platform put the engineering and motorsport company in pole position for the Excellence in Learning and Development...

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How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

8 Oct 2018

Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy’s...

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