Latest Blog Posts

E is for Engagement

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 26 August 2015

If there’s one thing that will keep your organisation on the right track, its employee engagement. There are many definitions of engagement in the workplace,

How to raise your profile

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 19 August 2015

With the rise of social media there are significantly more ways to raise your personal profile. You can set up and maintain your LinkedIn

70:20:10 – Haute couture or ready to wear?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 19 August 2015

Someone told me the other day that 70:20:10 is just the current fashion. Indeed, these days, L&D is considered underdressed if it is not wearing the 70:20:10 label.

Defeating the status quo with visual storytelling

Written by: Tim Riesterer
Posted on: 13 August 2015

Numerous studies have shown that people remember things far better when the information is presented visually, says Tim Riesterer

How to manage in an increasingly diverse, remote and agile environment

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 12 August 2015

Remote working is becoming much more prevalent in organisations throughout the UK, with greater demands for workplace flexibility made by employees across all industries, says Lyndon Wingrove

Teambuilding while walking for charity

Written by: Carrie White
Posted on: 10 August 2015

Sitting in HR, as an L&D specialist, has shown me that you benefit from being at the heart of the people agenda and understanding how the people puzzle fits together, says Carrie White 

Five things to look for in digital language training

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 31 July 2015

E-learning can provide an ideal environment as it gives learners the opportunity to practice speaking the language and to hear it spoken with correct pronunciation, Donavan Whyte​ says

Seven signs you need new training management software

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 29 July 2015

Stuart Banbery gives his advice on the importance of upgrading your training management software

Why staff training is often ineffective

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 24 July 2015

Motivation can be affected by any number of factors, from how much sleep participants have had to their understanding of why they have been sent on the training, Alice Withers says

Learning, language and leadership

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 23 July 2015

Leadership is one of HR’s greatest challenges, given the growing gap between what leaders want and what HR is able to offer with the resources at hand, Armin Hopp says

The Global Village: Technology Helps Us Connect and Communicate

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 15 July 2015

Visitors descended in their thousands for London Technology Week in June. It’s a spectacular week of events that celebrate London’s pivotal role in technology, Donavan Whyte says

The fear of change. Is it real?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 15 July 2015

The answer seems to be related to the locus of control. If we feel that we are fully in control of the situation, and the change, then we can ‘make’ it go well, and avoid any loss, Paul Matthews says

High Performance – A Question of Trust

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 15 July 2015

High performing teams require balance in many ways and in particular a balance of personality types.  Some people will like action, some people will be creative, Eddie Kilkelly says

How to stop clashing team members disrupting performance

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 24 June 2015

By conducting reviews across all members of a team you will quickly be able to identify any problem areas and take the necessary steps to resolve them, Alice Withers says

What it means to be a lifelong learner

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 June 2015

Making learning and skills more fluid and accessible will ultimately benefit the company in terms of reduced recruitment costs, Armin Hopp says

The rise of the super project manager

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 24 June 2015

Emotionally intelligent organisations put working relationships above technical ability, Eddie Kilkelly says 

Using your course content to sell more training

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 24 June 2015

If you can master the art of sharing content deemed to be of considerable value by your target market, the ROI can be huge, Stuart Banbery says 

Sacrifice: a deeper cut at time management

Written by: Francis Briers
Posted on: 17 June 2015

Time management is about making clear choices around how we will spend each moment and bringing our full attention to what we choose, Francis Briers says

Learning is polluted

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 17 June 2015

Paul Matthews pushes the case for using the word 'learning' as a verb rather than a noun

Training leaders to manage mental health

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 10 June 2015

One of the most effective ways for people to deal with workplace stress is to practise mindfulness, Lyndon Wingrove says

Technology enhances workplace language learning

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 10 June 2015

The integration of modern technology into workplace training critically enhances existing coaching practices, Donavan Whyte says 

Mindful in the morning

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 10 June 2015

How you start your day can pretty much dictate your energy and behaviour for the rest of the day, Matt Bolton-Alarcón says

Bringing subtlety to the pursuit of leadership presence

Written by: Francis Briers
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Francis Briers looks at how we can applying ancient wisdom to modern learning

Give something back

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Being a coach or a mentor is an incredibly important performance lever helping you to unlock staff potential at all levels, Eddie Kilkelly says

The true value of communication skills

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 20 May 2015

Communication is the glue holding everything together, Armin Hopp says

How will the election result impact your training business?

Written by: Stuart Banbery
Posted on: 14 May 2015

Stuart Banbery looks at what the election results mean for training and L&D

How to walk on broken glass

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 14 May 2015

The environment can affect a person's ability to do a job well. It's not always about training, Paul Matthews says

The generation gap: the way people are learning is already changing

Written by: Donavan Whyte
Posted on: 14 May 2015

By embracing the potential that technology brings to learning, businesses can help make sure they aren’t left behind, Donavan Whyte says

Management continuity: it’s all about succession planning

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 30 April 2015

The long-term impact of succession planning should never be underestimated, Lyndon Wingrove says

Making the business case

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 30 April 2015

A balanced business case should look at an opportunity from every angle and present a sound case for investment that inspires confidence, Eddie Kilkelly says