Articles

The impact of poor assessments on your organisation

Written by John Kleeman on 30 September 2019 in Features

Training not making the business impact you predicted? John Kleeman thinks it could all be in the wording of your assessments. 

The strange and dangerous phenomena of silo working

Written by Kate Turner on 27 September 2019 in Opinion

Why do we work in silos? Kate Turner explores this mostly unwanted quirk of modern business life.

TJ Newsflash: 26 September

Written by Jon Kennard on 26 September 2019 in News

It's newsflash time! And it's a confusing time for apprenticeships... 

Can 'grit' be developed?

Written by Bill McAneny on 26 September 2019 in Opinion

Can grit be developed, in individuals and in teams, or is it the preserve of the gritty elite? Bill McAneny elaborates.

Three reasons why Generation Z are deserting university

Written by Amanda Rosewarne on 25 September 2019 in Features

If Gen Z aren't going to university, what are they doing? Amanda Rosewarne elaborates.

Make micro-learning work for you

Written by Nick Watmough on 24 September 2019 in Opinion

Improved user engagement, content retention, learning in the moment of need - it's all about microlearning, say experts Skill Pill. 

Four strategies for a seamless transition into first-time leadership

Written by Sarah Jones on 23 September 2019 in Features

Stepping into a leadership role can be daunting. Sarah Jones gives first-time leaders some advice.

The TJ Podcast: September 2019

Written by Jon Kennard on 17 September 2019 in Features

Jon, Jo and Kate talk apprenticeships, automation, magazines, events and business coach Rachael Orchard is our guest interview.

How to debrief colleagues when they don't make the cut

Written by Sunder Ramachandran on 17 September 2019 in Features

Sunder Ramachandran guides TJ through giving difficult feedback to an employee.

Ask the experts: How can we improve diversity in engineering?

Written by Jon Kennard on 17 September 2019 in Features

Ahead of IET's event, we ask a few experts about the importance of diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Six steps to develop a strong leader

Written by Tara Fennessy on 16 September 2019 in Features

Tara Fennessy gives us six components of good leadership.

How to identify your employee's strengths for a more productive workforce

Written by Marianne Page on 13 September 2019 in Features

How do you stop complacency and keep your employees challenged and engaged? Marianne Page gives TJ some ideas. 

How to reduce anxiety around performance reviews through conversations

Written by Diane Strohfus on 13 September 2019 in Features

No-one likes appraisals do they? Diane Strohfus has a good alternative.

Three signs your corporate training programme is likely to fail and how to fix it

Written by Saurabh Sharma on 12 September 2019 in Opinion

Saraubh Sharma outlines how to fix a few easy mistakes that are often made in corporate training.

TJ Newsflash: 12 September

Written by Jon Kennard on 12 September 2019 in News

Good news for the Apprenticeship Levy, not so good for companies looking to stem the tide of automation this week. It's the newsflash!

Academic institutions and the skills factor

Written by Mark Hudson on 11 September 2019 in Features

Mark Hudson looks at how some universities are bridging the workplace skills gap.

How to use the workplace to combat poor mental health in young people

Written by Lloyd Coldrick on 11 September 2019 in Features

Here's how office design can positively affect mental health, according to Lloyd Coldrick. 

Proving the value of learning and development

Written by Libby Webb on 10 September 2019 in Features

It's 2019, and still some L&D departments have to justify their existence. Libby Webb gives TJ-ers some help.

How apprenticeships help retention rates

Written by George Dee on 9 September 2019 in Features

Apprenticeships can be key to improving talent retention, according to George Dee.

How high employer trust levels and elearning can counter fake news

Written by Stephen Humphreys on 9 September 2019 in Features

Fake news is a bigger problem than ever but here's what L&D can do about it, says Stephen Humphreys.