TJ Newsflash: 05 June – community, talent acquisition, future world simulations and more

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It’s the latest learning and development news, reports, research and company updates, all personally compiled by TJ’s Editor, Jo Cook

Andy Lancaster Joins CLO100 as Learning Community Lead

CLO100 is delighted to announce that Andy Lancaster, Chief Learning Officer at Reimagine People Development, former Head of Learning at CIPD and the author of Organizational Learning Communities, has been appointed as Learning Community Lead at CLO100.

In his new role as Learning Community Lead, alongside running his people development consultancy, Andy will focus on enhancing member engagement and fostering a collaborative environment within the CLO Membership, sharing insights and applying techniques from his latest book “Organizational Learning Communities.

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2024 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Talent Acquisition explores a market embracing both the disruption and innovation that AI brings

The 2024 report highlights other key talent acquisition market trends, including corporates consolidating their ecosystem in the upper part of the recruitment funnel and high corporate interest in AI-powered TA solutions. The report also explores solution trends, including the expansion of generative and conversational AI into TA and the evolution of more effective programmatic advertising.

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DWP develops data tool to simulate ‘future world and how we can prepare for it’

The Department for Work and Pensions is developing a “simulation modelling tool” that is intended to use data to help the organisation better anticipate the impact of long-term trends and plan accordingly.

The DWP – working with policy consultancy London Economics – is currently developing the tool as a proof-of-concept exercise. According to the text of the contract between the two parties, the model is being designed to process inputs of publicly available data sets – potentially including official stats on GDP per capita, inflation, employment rates, health, immigration, and population and demography.

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Five key priorities for the next UK government to support small and medium-sized enterprises

As we start to see the emergence of green shoots in a post-pandemic environment, it is paramount that we equip our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the resources they need to not only survive but thrive. SMEs are the bedrock of our economy, driving innovation, generating employment opportunities, and fostering local development.

As the SME lending landscape continues to evolve, it is crucial for the next UK government to prioritise and adapt their policies to support the growth and stability of these vital businesses.

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