Why are businesses failing at change managment?

Written by Mary Isokariari on 3 August 2015 in News
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To successfully implement change initiatives, organisational leaders must identify the need for change and communicate it throughout the company

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination forces thousands of new mothers out of their jobs

Written by Mary Isokariari on 31 July 2015 in Feature
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New research suggests that around 54,000 women are losing their jobs in Britain each year

July 2015

Written by Debbie Carter on 31 July 2015 in Magazine
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The focus of this month's edition is driving creativity

Women in L&D - why they don’t always make it to the top

Written by Mary Isokariari on 30 July 2015 in Opinion
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Alex Watson uncovers some of the important issues that are affecting women in the Learning and Development industry.


Training gurus launch new Webinars Pocketbook to transform online learning

Written by Mary Isokariari on 29 July 2015 in News
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A pair of training gurus have joined forces to revolutionise “traditional dull” webinars by launching a new interactive resource to encourage online learning.

What set of behaviours make the best leaders?

Written by Andy Webber on 28 July 2015 in Feature
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Andy Webber, trainer and coach at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, on why you need someone who is driven, focused, determined and manages relationships well. 



Would you hire 'disruptive talent' like Sir Richard Branson?

Written by Mary Isokariari on 27 July 2015 in News
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Sir Richard Branson has admitted he would be a difficult employee for any boss to manage as he offered his own advice on how to handle a disruptive individual. 

Five ways to praise and motivate your employees

Written by Bob Ferguson on 24 July 2015 in Feature
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Bob Ferguson, a member of Toastmasters International, explains how to get the best out of your employees. 

Busy Bees Training recognises childcare apprentices with awards ceremony

Written by Mary Isokariari on 23 July 2015 in News
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A leading childcare training provider celebrated the achievements and dedication of their apprenticeship graduates with a prestigious award ceremony.

How businesses can use creativity and innovation to boost the bottom line

Written by Doug Tucker on 22 July 2015 in Feature

Doug Tucker, the MD of Sales Commando, discusses creativity in selling and how it can impact a business.


Further education colleges face financial meltdown

Written by Mary Isokariari on 21 July 2015 in News
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A report from the government spending watchdog highlighted a "rapid decline" in the finances of the further education sector in England

Summer Budget 2015: George Osborne sees skills gap but not the big picture

Written by Marc Zao-Sanders on 20 July 2015 in Opinion
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Marc Zao-Sanders, Managing Director at, on why companies should invest in training

Printing firm backs apprenticeship levy with new scheme

Written by Mary Isokariari on 17 July 2015 in News
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A Runcorn-based firm has launched its own apprenticeship scheme to help close the skills gap.

Over half of UK workers pull fake ‘sickies’

Written by Mary Isokariari on 17 July 2015 in News
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Almost 60 per cent of Brits have pulled a sickie from work in the past three years despite not being ill, new research has revealed.

Celebrating Training Journal's 50th birthday anniversary

Written by Jo Cook on 16 July 2015 in News
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Jo Cook, an Independent L&D specialist at Lightbulb, writes about Training Journal's 50th anniversary conference and the key themes of the day.


'There’s no hiding place for employers who don’t pay women fairly' says Chartered Management Institute

Written by Mary Isokariari on 15 July 2015 in News
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A chartered professional body​ that has long-campaigned for equality, said it “welcomes” the Prime Minister’s announcement of a consultation on designing new gender pay gap regulations.

TJ Survey results are out!

Written by Mary Isokariari on 14 July 2015 in News
Business Woman

Learning & Development is not a man's world as diversity falls by the wayside, according to a new survey conducted by Training Journal 

Charity that uses entrepreneur training to prevent trafficking launches crowdfunding

Written by Mary Isokariari on 14 July 2015 in News
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A charity which encourages survivors of trafficking, conflict and other forms of violence to rebuild their lives by becoming entrepreneurs is launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo​ to raise money for future training.

Sexism still exists in digital industry

Written on 9 July 2015 in News
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A new study by digital recruitment agency, The Candidate has revealed that men are paid on average 9 per cent more than women across a variety of roles in the thriving digital industry. 

Skillsoft debate: Solving issues facing today's businesses

Written by Mary Isokariari on 9 July 2015 in News

A group of industry experts participated in a roundtable during the recent Skillsoft EMEA Perspective Conference 2015, discussing the key talent and skill building issues facing today’s businesses. 

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