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Learning strategy; food for thought?

Written by Andy Lancaster on 13 May 2016 in Opinion
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Andy Lancaster reflects on how we learn and makes comparisons with how we shop for food

UK growth held back as bosses lose the trust of middle management

Written on 23 September 2016 in News

British business growth is being undermined from within by widespread mistrust of senior managers, according to a new report.

Student work experience is solution to engineering skills gap, say employers

Written by Mary Isokariari on 23 September 2016 in News
 INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

A new report reveals pessimism around impact of Brexit on engineering sector

Universities UK response to HEPI paper on mental health support

Written by Mary Isokariari on 23 September 2016 in News
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Universities UK has responded today to calls by HEPI for many universities to triple their spending on mental health support.

Nurseries 'could close' if Tory free childcare plans go ahead

Written on 22 September 2016 in News
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Hundreds of nursery schools in England could be forced to close if the government presses ahead with plans to extend free childcare, a leading union warns.

Majority of UK CFOs aspire to be CEO

Written on 20 September 2016 in News
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The majority (86 per cent) of UK Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are driven to reach the top role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in their current organisation.

Legionella death highlights need for proper training, says industry leader

Written on 20 September 2016 in News

Leading training and consultancy specialist Develop Training Ltd (DTL) has renewed calls for more investment in tackling Legionnaire’s disease after a patient died of the condition.

Lib Dems: Erasmus student exchange must be protected from Brexit

Written on 19 September 2016 in News
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Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson John Pugh has written to Brexit minister David Davis demanding he make a clear commitment to protecting the Erasmus student exchange scheme, stressing it would be "utterly unfair" to rob younger generations of the chance to study abroad.  

Problems with letting agents on the rise for young adults as fees go up

Written by Mary Isokariari on 19 September 2016 in News
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The number of people aged 17-24 seeking help with problems with letting agents has more than doubled over the last two years, Citizens Advice has revealed.

Independent training providers urged to act on Ofsted prevent duty report

Written on 16 September 2016 in News
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Hundreds of independent training providers (ITPs) face a lot of hard work if they are to comply with Prevent duty guidance, says quality assurance specialist MESMA, which has outlined a seven-point help plan.

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace winners announced for 2016

Written by Debbie Carter on 15 September 2016 in News
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In the first study of its kind in the UK investigates the impact of lifestyle and workplace environment on health and the healthiest places to work are revealed.

TJwow webinar recording September - communication

Written by Jo Cook on 15 September 2016 in Video
TJwow webinar September 2016

Recording of the TJ discussion webinar from September 2016 about communication.

More people needed to install smart meters

Written by Debbie Carter on 15 September 2016 in News
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The government risks missing its ambitious target to roll out smart meters in 30 million homes and businesses because of a lack of investment in training engineers, a leading trade skills course provider warns.

Survey sees improvement in managing change as leaders countdown to Brexit

Written by Debbie Carter on 15 September 2016 in News
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90 per cent of senior management expect organisational changes ahead of Brexit, but 42 per cent are not worried & 26 per cent ‘not at all worried’

New thinking needed to inspire adults to get back into learning

Written on 14 September 2016 in News
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The Festival of Learning Awards 2016 showcased and celebrated people, families, communities and employers achievements through learning. 

Boosting the quality and quantity of apprenticeships is my priority, says new FMB National President

Written on 14 September 2016 in News
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Improving apprenticeships through construction SMEs will be the key focus of the new National President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Three-quarters of employees think performance management could be improved within their firm

Written on 14 September 2016 in News

Annual performance reviews are becoming a thing of the past with organisations embracing a more continuous approach to performance management, according to a new study.

MPs demand urgent action to end ‘widespread’ sexual harassment of girls in schools

Written by Sebastian Whale on 13 September 2016 in News
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MPs have called for urgent action to end “widespread” sexual harassment of girls in schools

Is communication the most important competency for an L&D professional?

Written by Neville Pritchard on 13 September 2016 in Opinion
Young people

Neville Pritchard discusses what matters most around communication in a business or organisation.

Three imperatives for corporate universities

Written by Hervé Borensztejn on 13 September 2016 in Feature
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Far too many internal training programmes waste money and align poorly with the company’s long-term strategy. They can do better.

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