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?

Practitioner’s Viewpoint: What makes a leader?

Written by Andrew Jacobs on 25 October 2016 in Opinion

Andrew Jacobs looks at what makes a learning leader and it’s not about skill, will or resources.


National programme launched to improve quality of independent end-point assessment in apprenticeships

Written by Mary Isokariari on 25 October 2016 in News
assessment tools

A national scheme, funded by the Department for Education, has been launched to improve capacity to deliver independent end-point assessment in apprenticeships. 

Study claims 850,000 UK public sector jobs could be lost to automation

Written by Rebecca Hill on 25 October 2016 in News

Public sector leaders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress made towards a fully digital government, according to a report.


Workplace learning should remain innovative

Written by Don Taylor on 25 October 2016 in Opinion

Don fears our schoolroom assumptions are limiting opportunities for workplace learners.

What do parenting and leadership have in common?

Written by Nasim Saad on 25 October 2016 in Opinion
Dad and son family happy

Nasim Saad urges us to look at leadership practice to inform our child-rearing skills.

Fosway Group launches new report advising firms on talent management software

Written by Mary Isokariari on 24 October 2016 in News

Independent analyst Fosway Group has unveiled new research for organisations seeking to make the best decision about which learning and talent system to invest in.

More than three-quarters of companies worldwide admit sales training gap

Written by Mary Isokariari on 24 October 2016 in News
People at a training course

More than half of companies worldwide are failing to train their salespeople with the right skills, according to a new study by marketing and skills firm Corporate Visions. 

How executive coaching is helping organisations to achieve diversity

Written by Simon Coops on 24 October 2016 in Opinion
Image of a red paper man
Simon Coops reveals how diversity coaching programmes are accelerating career development for females and ethnic minorities.

Why companies should plan to succeed in elearning

Written by Tony Glass on 24 October 2016 in Opinion
A signpost pointing to success and failure

Tony Glass explains why companies need a successful plan to benefit from elearning.

Relias Learning acquires healthcare training companies to improve patient care

Written by Mary Isokariari on 21 October 2016 in News
Nurses and patient care

The online healthcare training and education provider Relias Learning has acquired Swank HealthCare and AHC Media to better the lives of vulnerable people and those who care for them.

How to build brilliant managers

Written by Stephanie Morgan on 21 October 2016 in Opinion
A business woman writing on a flipchart

Stephanie Morgan explores why being a good manager can sometimes be a balancing act.

Do your employees ‘live the brand?’

Written by Gary Cattermole on 21 October 2016 in Opinion
Image of the word BRAND

Gary Cattermole explains why employees should be an organisation’s biggest ambassadors.

NHS Leadership Academy programme recognised in national awards

Written by itops itops on 21 October 2016 in News
NHS Logo

An NHS scheme to develop leadership skills has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award.

Keeping abreast of change

Written by Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay on 20 October 2016 in Feature

Sarah Cook and Steve Macaulay provide advice on staying ahead of change.

Smart Solutions recruitment firm sells training division

Written by Mary Isokariari on 19 October 2016 in News
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Welsh recruitment company Smart Solutions has today (Wednesday 19th October) announced it will sell its training and development division to Coventry-based Sigma Group.

The neglected challenge

Written by Pierre Casse and Loizos Heracleous on 19 October 2016 in Feature
Self-service reporting biggest challenge

Pierre Casse and Loizos Heracleous challenge leaders to be aware of externalities that can push them off course.

College mergers: A question of quality

Written by Louise Doyle on 18 October 2016 in Opinion
Thurso Engineering, North Highland College UHI

Louise Doyle, talks about securing quality in the FE college merger process.

Using branding to recruit talent

Written by Guy Cooper on 17 October 2016 in Feature
talent management

Guy Cooper looks at the relationship between company branding and talent management.

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