Latest Blog Posts

What should I work on in my mentoring relationship?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 17 January 2020

Laura Francis has the answer.

Book review: Capability at Work

Written by: Krista Powell Edwards
Posted on: 6 January 2020

This week, Jon gives his blog over to Krista Powell Edwards who reviews Paul Matthews’ book Capability at Work.

When did we begin talking about humans as resources?

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 23 December 2019

Elke Edwards wants to put the human back into HR and company culture.

How to bring your mentoring relationship to a healthy end

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 11 December 2019

Ready to call it a day? Laura Francis has your three-step exit plan.

An advance of learning

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 4 December 2019

Barry Johnson on the way forward for schools, colleges, universities and industrial training facilities.

Organisational gratitude – the new thing

Written by: Elke Edwards
Posted on: 26 November 2019

A daily dose of gratitude will touch the hearts of your workforce, says Elke Edwards.

Creating a learning culture

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 25 November 2019

Gerry Griffin on how to meet the challenges of user engagement.

Are you living up to your potential as a mentor?

Written by: Laura Francis
Posted on: 5 November 2019

Laura Francis has four tips to help you make a positive impact. 

An introduction to nudging

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 28 October 2019

The nudge is an essential influencing skill. Want to know how to add it to your toolkit? Barry Johnson tips us the wink.

Six tips for creating a learner-centric experience

Written by: Gerry Griffin
Posted on: 21 October 2019

Gerry Griffin has half-a-dozen hot tips to turn your employees into active learners.

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.