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Where are our next learning leaders coming from?

Written by Don Taylor on 19 July 2016 in Opinion

In his first column for TJ, Donald H Taylor discusses leadership in L&D. 

Don Taylor awarded honorary degree from Middlesex University

Written by Mary Isokariari on 19 July 2016 in News

Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute and veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, Don Taylor has been awarded an Honorary Degree by Middlesex University.

Getting skills right more vital than ever post-referendum

Written by Mary Isokariari on 19 July 2016 in News

Acute skills shortages are holding back businesses across all regions and many sectors, including manufacturing, construction and professional services, according to new research. 

NHS initiative that trains vulnerable people to use internet improves health

Written by Mary Isokariari on 18 July 2016 in News

New findings reveal NHS initiative to get vulnerable people online has dramatically improved their health and well being and reduced demand for front line services.

More than half of Brits don't believe tattoos are a reflection of someone’s personality

Written by Mary Isokariari on 18 July 2016 in News

A person’s visible tattoos should not be a held against them when going for a job interview, according to more than half of Britons surveyed.

Boys nearly twice as likely as girls to fall behind by the time they start school

Written by Save the Children on 18 July 2016 in News

Save the Children has today launched a powerful new report laying bare the potentially devastating and lifelong consequences for boys in England who start school significantly trailing girls in basic early language skills.

Construction sector must take more responsibility to tackle modern slavery, warns report

Written by Chartered Institute of Building on 15 July 2016 in News

The Chartered Institute of Building has released a new report recommending ways the construction sector could tackle modern slavery. 

Families urged to join Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks to encourage spending quality time together

Written by Alzheimer’s Society on 15 July 2016 in Features

Alzheimer’s Society is urging families across the country to spend time together tackling the biggest health issue of our time, by joining your local Memory Walk to raise money for a world without dementia – as it’s revealed families spend dwindling time together.

Dishonesty is the best policy for HR workers

Written on 15 July 2016 in News

HR and IT workers are the professions most likely to lie at work, according to new research.

Theresa May makes drastic changes to Cabinet team

Written by Josh May on 15 July 2016 in News

Theresa May has made wholesale changes to her top team as she continues her first Cabinet reshuffle. 

'Justine Greening faces huge challenges as new education secretary', says union boss

Written by Mary Isokariari on 15 July 2016 in News

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), have spoken about the challenges Justine Greening will face in her new role as education secretary.

Justine Greening announced as new education secretary

Written on 14 July 2016 in News

Justine Greening has been appointed as education secretary in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle.

Inadequate careers advice is exacerbating skills gap, report finds

Written by Mary Isokariari on 14 July 2016 in News

Inadequate careers guidance in many English schools is exacerbating skills shortages and having a negative impact on the country’s productivity, the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy (ESE) has concluded in its report.

Getting closer to the customer - part 2

Written by Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay on 14 July 2016 in Features

Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay offer some advice on getting closer to the customer. Part two customer insights and involving teams in solutions.

 

 

How to make your learning content easier to find, access and use

Written by Joanne Casson on 14 July 2016 in Features

Managed learning offers an important lesson for L&D: don’t replace your LMS, add a new user interface, says Joanne Casson of Hemsley Fraser.

Technological change makes social and cognitive skills key to future workforce

Written by Debbie Carter on 14 July 2016 in News

Equipping the workforce with strong cognitive and social skills will be a larger benefit to the UK than just technical skills and knowledge according to research by Deloitte

Care leavers should get same support as teens with parents, says Barnardo’s

Written by Mary Isokariari on 13 July 2016 in News

Theresa May must build on David Cameron's legacy and make sure there is comprehensive support available for young people who have grown up in care, urges Barnado's. 

Getting closer to the customer

Written by Sarah Cook & Steve Macaulay on 13 July 2016 in Features

In two short articles, Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay offer some advice on getting closer to your customer. Part one exploring the gap between customers and service providers.

Apprenticeships: Improving access for people with learning disabilities

Written on 12 July 2016 in News

The government is committed to halving the disability employment gap by 2020, reveals an independent report. 

Nicky Morgan must address serious concerns on free childcare delivery, says committee member

Written by Agnes Chambre on 12 July 2016 in News

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan must address the serious concerns over its pledge to increase free childcare, an MP from a major committee has said.