Latest Blog Posts

Three ways to make mentoring part of your culture

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 17 October 2019

Having a formal mentoring programme is good for business. Laura Francis has three steps to help you create a mentoring culture in your organisation.

Book review: Behind the Mask

Written by: Cara North
Posted on: 16 October 2019

This week Jon gives his blog over to instructional designer Cara North who reviews Andrée Funnell’s book Behind the Mask.

The Uberization of workplace learning

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 1 October 2019

It's a buyer's market out there thanks to the likes of Uber. But how can this make us better learners? Read Gerry Griffin's debut blog for TJ. 

Three tips for designing a mentoring programme

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 27 September 2019

Laura Francis wants your mentoring programmes to succeed. Here's how she can help.

Are you more interested in being right than learning?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 24 September 2019

Elke Edwards draws inspiration from our youth this month.

A push for equality through mentoring

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 22 August 2019

Laura Francis gives us some strategies to improve equality through mentoring.

How much more appalling leadership do we have to put up with before we change?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 20 August 2019

Leadership training needs an overhaul - and soon, says Elke Edwards.

Skills shortages

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 19 August 2019

Barry Johnson talks 70:20:10 and the fourth Industrial Revolution. 

What strengthens you and do you do it every day?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 17 July 2019

We have a new blogger! Please give Elke Edwards, founder of Ivy House London, a warm welcome to the TJ ranks. 

Get more introverts involved in mentoring

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 8 July 2019

New blogger Laura Francis kicks off with a post about how to mentor introverts. 

Graduates: The core of the company future

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 8 May 2019

Barry Johnson values the graduate experience in business. 

How to encourage ideas flow in a training session that includes different personalities and generations

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 17 April 2019

Nick Gold has some creative tips for facilitating productive training sessions.

Reading for CPD: How I overcame ‘read and forget’ syndrome

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 27 March 2019

Barack Obama finds five uninterrupted hours a week for reading. Could you do the same, asks Andrew Gibbons.

Book review: Informal Learning at Work

Written by: Jack Lockhart
Posted on: 18 February 2019

Jon the editor gives his blog over to a review of Paul Matthews's recent book, Informal Learning at Work.

How to set professional goals for 2019 that you'll actually keep

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 13 February 2019

Want to set some achievable goals that you'll stick to? Nick Gold has some advice.

The strategic imperative

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 23 January 2019

Your L&D strategy needs to be flexible AND aligned to the business, says Paul Matthews.

The TJ Awards showcase what training is all about

Written by: Fay Gibbin
Posted on: 17 January 2019

After the TJ Awards Gala Dinner, Fay Gibbin sees a positive 2019 for the Apprenticeship Levy.

Why learning professionals need to nurture their creativity

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 14 January 2019

Time to get creative in 2019, says Stephanie Morgan.

Industrial change and sexual discrimination

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 8 January 2019

Change is a coming, and we have to change too, says Barry Johnson.

Content is not learning: How to redesign culture to drive learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 18 December 2018

Armin Hopp gives TJ a few home truths about learning motivations.

Listening leads to personal development

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 17 December 2018

Echoing Don Taylor's words in this month's magazine, Barry Johnson focuses on the importance of listening. 

How to encourage a more inclusive culture in training sessions

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 14 December 2018

Change is afoot - or should be, according to Nick Gold.

Book review: Learning Transfer at Work

Posted on: 30 November 2018

Editor Jon gives his blog over to Janet North to review Paul Matthews's recent book. 

Government backtrack leaves employers in limbo

Written by: Fay Gibbin
Posted on: 27 November 2018

Fay Gibbin is praising the levy reforms, but thinks we need a more definite timeframe.

Redesigning jobs and mindsets to meet the pace of change

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 21 November 2018

As automation proliferates, it's up to businesses to re-skill their staff if they want to survive, says Armin Hopp.

Into the future or living in the past?

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 20 November 2018

Barry Johnson takes a holistic view of STEM.

Will 2019 be the year of transformation?

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 14 November 2018

Stephanie Morgan looks to 2019 and the potential for all that talk of transformation to become a reality.

Engaging younger generations in the workforce

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 31 October 2018

Young people who have recently entered the workforce are keen to learn and develop, says Armin Hopp.

L&D and the shifting skills demand

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 30 October 2018

Stephanie Morgan says soft skills, not AI, should be your business focus for the future.

While writing about learning by doing, I learned by doing

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 29 October 2018

Nothing like learning on the job, says Paul Matthews.