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Coaching and connectivity

Written by James Flanagan on 21 October 2016 in Opinion
Coaching under a magnifying glass

When we connect, we create the conditions that allow coaching to take place, says James Flanagan.

What does a 21st century L&D leader look like?

Written by Tina Seth on 30 September 2016 in Opinion
Graphic of a leader and his team

Tina Seth reflects on her career in learning and organisational design and development and asks how does L&D and OD connect?

Government gives L&D professionals inadequate time to comment on the new IfA

Written by Jonathan Owen on 16 January 2017 in News
Apprenticeship

The Government is criticised for the “absurdly short period of time” given for responses to the scope and working of the new Institute for Apprenticeships

A look at the future of the UK’s Telecoms in 2017

Written by Dave Millett on 12 January 2017 in Feature
Mobile phone

Dave Millett examines the UK’s poor telecoms record and its impact on business and global trade

Jobseekers are attracted to organisations that support good causes

Written by Jonathan Owen on 10 January 2017 in News
Young people having a maeeting

Companies with records of supporting good causes are more popular with job candidates according to new research

Gender divide in performance ratings

Written by Jonathan Owen on 6 January 2017 in News
Man ticking a box

Recent research shows men and women rating performance differently - showing a need for more objective performance evaluation

Turning up the heat: Top tips for audience debate and discussion

Written by Gary Morrison on 6 January 2017 in Feature
engaging presentation skills, voting technology

Gary Morrison says get interactive and impart joy into training and your audience will leave with more than the intended learning outcomes, they’ll leave energised and passionate!

Apprentice-led civil service team eyes big expansion in 2017

Written by Matt Foster on 5 January 2017 in News
civil service, apprenticeships

A crack team of civil service apprentices is set to double in size in 2017, after Whitehall's operational delivery chief Ruth Owen said departmental leaders had been "won over" by the new model.

Underpayment of apprentices spoiling the reputation of some VET

Written by Jonathan Owen on 3 January 2017 in News
Apprenticeship

New statistics show widespread underpayment of UK apprentices

January 2017

Written by saleem khawaja on 3 January 2017 in Magazine
TJ Jan 17 Cover

House of Fraser scoops Gold in leadership and team groups of the TJ Awards 2016

Technology workers most likely to work flexibly

Written by Jonathan Owen on 3 January 2017 in News
Servers and cables

New research shows technology leads in adaptable working practices 

Are you interested in the best job in L&D?

Written by Debbie Carter on 22 December 2016 in News
Debbie Carter and Jo Cook of Training Journal

TJ is looking for a new member of staff and wants someone with a background in learning and development

Out of office: do YOU know it’s Christmas time?

Written by Nick Goldberg on 22 December 2016 in Feature

Nick Goldberg encourages us to abstain from work-related email during the festive season

10 tips on CSR and its role in engagement

Written by Gary Cattermole on 22 December 2016 in Feature
A group of young people preparing to volunteer

Gary Cattermole explains how CSR can help motivate employees.

Unleashing the untapped talent in the Civil Service

Written by Wynne Parry on 21 December 2016 in Opinion
Whitehall

Wynne Parry on why there is a need to up-skill middle managers in the Civil Service 

Embrace new technologies or be left behind

Written by Jonathan Owen on 21 December 2016 in News
mobile phone app

Organisations need to be adaptable and look to new technologies to support their growth say industry experts

Giving feedback: one of the toughest challenges that leaders face?

Written by Stuart Duff on 20 December 2016 in Feature
Business men having an informal meeting

Stuart Duff shares his thoughts on the challenges of giving feedback and managing performance.

Learning points about modern L&D from Australian Work 2.0 conference

Written by Sarah-Louise Herring on 20 December 2016 in Feature

The Learning @ Work conference in Australia had many highlights of modern learning theory. Sarah-Louise Herring shares her reflections.

Skills shortages are the biggest threat to UK competitiveness

Written by Debbie Carter on 20 December 2016 in News
Young people finding information on a PC

A new survey reveals that a lack of skills is compromising economic success and calls for greater co-operation between business and Government

Digital transformation – a new mind-set required

Written by Lisa Barrett on 19 December 2016 in Opinion
Two men in a suit looking at an iPad

Lisa Barrett argues that L&D professionals are at the heart of nuturing digital skills for their organisations 

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