Technology-led approach to save businesses' thousands on training budgets

Streamlined service could see training budgets become up to 50 per cent more productive as staff training needs are more effectively matched

Addressing the skills shortage

Despite all political parties talking about enabling  employers to take the lead when it comes to designing skills development, there is clearly a continuing disconnect between the interests of the education and skills establishment, and the needs of employers which needs to be urgently addressed, particularly in these worst-hit sectors.

Insynergi: Managers can’t ignore importance of emotional intelligence

The study, which questioned senior IT managers and directors with project or programme responsibilities, across businesses from a variety of industry sectors, showed that five key factors contribute to the project failures.  This includes the lack of clear objectives at the start of the process (66 percent); unrealistic deadlines (58 percent), poor communications with the team and/or third parties (45 percent); lack of commitment from senior managers (33 percent) and lack of core skills within the team (30 percent).

CBI demands action on growing skills vacuum

Lower fees for courses and retraining existing workforce must be on agenda

AELP: Reforms will not get more employers engaged in apprenticeships

Recent research showed that only 33 percent of large employers want an employer direct payment model

Learning professionals called to pass on expertise and experience

By signing up to the Valuing Your Talent Challenge, HR and L&D professionals will join professionals from the finance and risk management disciplines, as well as broader management, in developing and refining a human capital framework for measuring the full extent of the value created and risk generated by the nature and composition of their workforces and organisational structures.

We need a role model revolution, CMI chief executive claims

The study by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) showed that Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson topped the list of inspirational figures in the public eye. The list also features Steve Jobs, John Harvey-Jones and Tony Blair. Margaret Thatcher and Mother Teresa were the only women named within the top 10 role models.

Ten lessons from the great 21st century recession

Stephen Archer looks at the lessons businesses can learn from the recent recession

'Trailblazer' salons to shape the future of apprenticeships

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced its second wave of trailblazer employers who will work to develop and test new models for more employer-based and employer-led standards for apprenticeships

Forum wins top sales training award for fourth year running continually monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies

Aspire: Female management looking to leave their jobs

78 per cent of corporate women dream of starting their own business 

Spaced-out learning

Howard Kiewe talks to Harvard’s B Price Kerfoot about how revisiting learning over time can make it more sustainable

Five ways storytelling can empower your business

There are five key areas where storytelling can work well to enhance the success of your business communications, Claire Taylor says

The state of training

Richard Griffin examines the UKCES’s employer skills survey, published last month

Open for entries

Debbie Carter provides an update on the TJ Awards 2014

Treading the boards

Alisdair Chisholm shines a light on the antics of delegates after dark

March 2014

Welcome to this edition of TJ – I hope you will find something practical and useful to take from it.

Joint venture to help develop best practice in learning

Participation will be recognised as continuous professional development

Unlocking potential of digital technology in learning is crucial, study finds

The report recommends a number of key areas to facilitate better use of technology for teaching and learning

CBI welcomes skills opportunities for NEETS

Sixteen-year-olds will be able to use a "one stop shop" website to help them plan their next move

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