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More changes and challenges in store for HR in 2016

Posted on: 20 January 2016

In the Speexx Exchange 2015-16 Survey, we spoke to 220+ HR and L&D professionals who told us what’s happening in their organisations right now with regard

Training trends for 2016

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 4 January 2016

Time and money for employee training is always tight.

10 steps to take your training business international

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 24 December 2015

Creating a robust business model that succeeds throughout the length and breadth of the UK is one of the first and most important steps for an Owner / MD of a training

The Confidence Effect

Written by: Liz Willis
Posted on: 18 December 2015

Having delivered hundreds of women’s development programmes to thousands of women around the world over the years, I’m always amazed and horrified at how many of our issues (I include myself in thi

If x is the problem...does training provide the solution?

Written by: Alex Watson
Posted on: 17 December 2015

Well, that depends what the problem is.

How to make reflection more powerful

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 16 December 2015

In my last blog, Practice

Training trends for 2016

Posted on: 11 December 2015

Time and money for employee training is always tight.

Do you reverse park?

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 10 December 2015

I was visiting a client recently with whom I have worked for a few years, but this time armed with a new piece of information that I had picked up on quite by chance.

Managing staff data in corporate e-learning is no longer just an HR issue

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 2 December 2015

The global mobile learning market is forecast to hit $8.7 billion by the end of 2015 and looks set to reach $12.2 billion by 2017.

Why assertiveness is an essential skill for trainers

Written by: Liz Willis
Posted on: 25 November 2015

Liz Willis reveals the value of assertiveness in a trainer.

Embracing the tension in negotiation

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 25 November 2015

For most people, the word “tension” doesn’t elicit good feelings. The word connotes urgency and pressure, friction and nerves.

How can training learn from gaming?

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 18 November 2015

The gaming industry arguably leads the way when it comes to creating and maintaining high levels of engagement.

Does practice make perfect?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 18 November 2015

“When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me nobody’s perfect so I stopped practising.” Comedian - Steve Wright

Supporting the agents of change

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 11 November 2015

Lyndon Wingrove, discusses the importance of change management and how to get your staff on board. 

Programme leadership lessons from football

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 11 November 2015

Jim Collins wrote a couple of leadership best sellers called ‘Good to Great’ and ‘Built to Last’.

10 ways a training business can increase profit and create resource

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 9 November 2015

What if I told you that almost every admin task in your training business could be automated – saving money, creating resource and delivering exceptional learner experiences? Well, it can.

You have to feel the learning

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 30 October 2015

Jo Cook writes about the difference between knowing something, and really experiencing it.

Creating meaningful learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 October 2015

With Online Educa Berlin fast approaching us in early December 2015, it’s hard to believe that the event is now in its 21st year.

Keep your eye on the prize

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 22 October 2015

There is much talk of aligning our learning interventions with business priorities, but much of it, in my experience, is just that – talk.

Seven habits of highly successful training providers

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 16 October 2015

The World’s most progressive organisations constantly evolve to remain ahead of the curve. Extending your course portfolio, hounding prospects on the telephon

Enabling engagement

Posted on: 15 October 2015

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now, more and more companies are investing time and money into finding out a) if their employees are engaged, b) why they are or not, and c) what they

Navigating three moments of truth

Posted on: 15 October 2015

Three value conversations define the sales cycle. To win, your reps need to excel at all of them, says Tim Riesterer

L&D in Dubai — where East meets West

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 25 September 2015

Attending the Training and Development Show Middle East 2015 last week in Dubai, gave me the chance to&nbsp

Language as your business driver

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 September 2015

This 26th September marks the 14th annual European Day of Languages.

What is the Agile debate?

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 23 September 2015

Few people who work in the world of project management can have missed the on-going debate about the use of Agile and its suitability for projects of different types.

Retaining talent — it’s not all about the money

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 16 September 2015

Recent figures released by Adzuna.co.uk suggest that retention is becoming a priority for UK businesses.

How can social learning be successfully implemented in your company?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 16 September 2015

The crux of social learning is simply about people learning from each other, but within the business world, and the L&D context in particular, social learning is undergoing something of a revol

Mastering the Executive Conversation

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 16 September 2015

Salespeople lack confidence and competence in engaging executives. Here’s how to change that by ​Tim Riesterer

What’s the name of the game?

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 27 August 2015

Gamification, it’s a word that seems to be gaining more and more traction in business, especially when it comes to skills, training and engaging with staff.

Doodling for a decision?

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 26 August 2015

In my last blog, I dealt with the counterintuitive notion that change—even in the context of high stakes business-to-business deals—is an emotional and visual process rather than a rational or anal