The TJ Podcast: October 2019

Written by Jon Kennard on 25 October 2019 in Features

Jon, Jo and Kate talk screen time, magazines, events and more, and Ken Thompson chats to Jo about Business Simulations.

The challenges facing migrant professionals

Written by Menaca Pothalingam on 24 October 2019 in Features

Menaca Pothalingam has made a life in a new land – twice. Her experiences provide valuable insights and practical tips to achieve change.

Meeting the challenge of automation with soft skills

Written by Armin Hopp on 24 October 2019 in Features

Let AI do the grunt work and concentrate on upskilling your people to provide a more personalised service to improve sales and customer retention, says Armin Hopp.

TJ Newsflash: 24 October

Written by Jon Kennard on 24 October 2019 in News

From leadership tips to employee engagement, we've rounded up the best L&D stories this week. You're welcome.

Why isn’t training the first response to the skills gap?

Written by Glyn Roberts on 23 October 2019 in Features

IT departments are struggling to recruit qualified candidates. It’s time for businesses to start  ‘growing their own’, says Glyn Roberts.

Ten reasons why learning and development is sleepwalking into extinction

Written by James Poletyllo on 23 October 2019 in Opinion

James Poletyllo reveals the 10 danger points that L&D must address if they're to head redundancy off at the pass.

Finding L&D’s place within the business

Written by Mark Bilney on 22 October 2019 in Features

Should L&D sit within human resources or as its own empowered business unit? Mark Bilney investigates.

Ageism in the workplace cuts both ways

Written by Dan Gates on 22 October 2019 in Opinion

Companies must focus on creating a more inclusive workforce that makes the most of every age group, says Dan Gates.

Time management myths – busted

Written by Karen Meager and John McLachlan on 21 October 2019 in Features

Stop trying to come up with ways to do things quicker, and start working on ways to improve your efficiency, say Karen Meager and John McLachlan.

All work and no wellbeing?

Written by Chris Pinner on 18 October 2019 in Features

How can employers boost physical and mental health in the workplace? Chris Pinner considers the costs of poor wellbeing at work and how to address it.

How L&D can take the dread out of digital transformation

Written by Kerry Pascall on 18 October 2019 in Features

AI is seen by many workers as a threat to job security, creating a culture of fear and unease. That's where L&D comes in. Kerry Pascall reveals how you can be the voice of reassurance for your people.

TJ Newsflash: 17 October

Written by Marilyn Wright on 17 October 2019 in News

This week's newsflash covers emotional competence, tricky conversations, tips for leaders and screen time for kids. What more could you want?

Project managers can survive and thrive in the 4IR

Written by Debbie Dore on 16 October 2019 in Features

The fourth industrial revolution is shaking up project management. Debbie Dore reveals the skills you’ll need to navigate the new digital age.

Fear in the workplace

Written by Simon Ashton on 15 October 2019 in Features

Stressed staff are unhappy and unprofitable. Simon Ashton shows how reducing employee anxiety can increase productivity

How to create the perfect learner experience

Written by Libby Webb on 14 October 2019 in Opinion

Libby Webb offers the key elements needed to create a truly great learner experience.

Competency-based assessments: Benefits and types that you must know

Written by Liliana Chitnis on 11 October 2019 in Features

How do you know which type of assessment to go for? Liliana Chitnis takes us thrrough a few of the most popular. 

TJ Newsflash: 10 October

Written by Jon Kennard on 10 October 2019 in News

We angle towards mental health stories for this week's newsflash; today is World Mental Health Day.

Top tactics for keeping your managerial talent happy

Written by Kedge Martin on 10 October 2019 in Features

Here's how to keep your top talent happy, according to Kedge Martin.

Learning platforms are evolving - is your strategy keeping up?

Written by Tiffany Harper on 9 October 2019 in Features

LXPs, LMSs, it's all too much. Tiffany Harper says we have to move with the times though.

How to attract female talent into the workforce

Written by Debbie Lentz on 9 October 2019 in Features

Debbie Lentz shares her thoughts on how businesses can encourage more females into the workforce.