Articles

#TJtalks: Donald H Taylor on L&D's relationship with the rest of the business

Written by Jon Kennard on 28 July 2020 in Video

Lightbulb Moment founder Jo Cook talks to L&D veteran Donald H Taylor about relationships within L&D and how to successfully engage with the wider business.

 

Reconnecting after the lockdown

Written by Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay on 28 July 2020 in Features

Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay look at the duty of care leaders must exercise to bring cohesion and connection back to work.

Tips and tricks to getting the gold from Zoom feedback and coaching

Written by Elva Ainsworth on 27 July 2020 in Features

Elva Ainsworth discusses how, once critical factors are in place, virtual coaching can be more effective than the traditional approach.

Lucy Finn: "Be flexible and keep communicating with staff"

Written by Jon Kennard on 27 July 2020 in Video

Terry Streather talks to Lucy Finn, Assistant Director People, Children’s Services – Scotland and North of England, Barnardo's about how her work and staff policies in the current environment.

 

Eight strategies for retaining your training clients during a crisis

Written by Kevin Gardner on 27 July 2020 in Features

Freelance trainers and smaller businesses - this piece is for you. Kevin Gardner details eight ideas for customer retention.

Maybe we're missing ‘that something else.’

Written by James Flanagan on 23 July 2020 in Opinion

For James Flanagan, the answer to an uncertain future could be in our past. 

TJ Newsflash: 23 July

Written by Jon Kennard on 23 July 2020 in News

It's Thursday - it's that time again. Read this week's specially curated news stories in the weeks newsflash. 

Why culture is more important than strategy when it comes to winning the war on COVID-19

Written by Dr. Dave Richards on 22 July 2020 in Opinion

Unlocked subscriber content: Dr. Dave Richards adds some new analysis to an old L&D saying.

How to get the most out of digital interactivity

Written by Lauren Merrild and Nicole Buras on 22 July 2020 in Features

To make the most of the digital experience, Lauren Merrild and Nicole Buras split learning effectiveness into three sections.

How HR practitioners can implement charity partnership programmes that resonate with employees

Written by Rosemary Macdonald on 21 July 2020 in Features

Rosemary Macdonald gives her advice on how HR practitioners can implement charity partnership programmes that resonate with employees.

Data conversations and a strategic role for L&D

Written by Donald H Taylor on 21 July 2020 in Opinion

For Donald H Taylor, the move to online learning may have been made but the work is far from done.

The TJ Podcast: July 2020

Written by Jon Kennard on 20 July 2020 in Features

Jon, Jo and Kate cover learning transfer, LTSF, Skillsoft, the TJ Awards and more, while Neta Meidav from Vault Platform talks discrimination in the workplace.

 

Book excerpt: Mission to Manage

Written by Marianne Page on 20 July 2020 in Features

In an excerpt from her new book 'Mission to Manage', Marianne Page discusses understanding your team dynamics. 

Seven remote work habits you should avoid

Written by Rachel Eleza on 20 July 2020 in Features

If you haven't quite got your routine down, Rachel Eleza is here with a few 'don't's for all you home workers.

The last laugh: Can humour and a bag of coconuts be the antidote?

Written by Stephanie Davies on 17 July 2020 in Opinion

Stephanie Davies is getting back to normality - with the help of humour and hand sanitiser. 

TJ Newsflash: 16 July

Written by Jon Kennard on 16 July 2020 in News

What is an office for? A lot of businesses seem to be rationalising these decisions at the moment. This, and more, in the week's newsflash.

Take 5: Positivity

Written by Liggy Webb on 15 July 2020 in Features

Be positive! A few tips from our regular columnist on all things wellbeing-related, Liggy Webb. 

Loneliness and leadership: Why leaders should be creating an environment of safety, cohesion and trust within the workplace

Written by Dr Nerina Ramlakhan on 15 July 2020 in Opinion

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan looks at the role of leaders in creating organisational safety.

Jill Thornton: "Remember to take some time out for yourself"

Written by Jon Kennard on 14 July 2020 in Video

Oakwood Training's Terry Streather talks to Jill Thornton, the health, safety and wellbeing manager at Royal College of Nursing, about how her work and how they are dealing with the current environment.

What to do if you're furloughed and feeling like a phony

Written by Jamie Mackenzie on 14 July 2020 in Features

Jamie Mackenzie suggests a few ways businesses can show furloughed staff they're still valued during this period of instability.