Latest Blog Posts

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.

Harnessing talent through social mobility

Written by: Fay Gibbin
Posted on: 23 October 2018

Fay Gibbin looks at two key ways businesses can help drive social mobility to ensure more young people have access to opportunity.

 

Learning event design starts with a blank page

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 22 October 2018

Barry Johnson looks at the potentially rapid changes in learning design. 

Reverse mentoring

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 5 October 2018

Nick Gold talks about the benefits of reverse mentoring. 

Is your budget stopping you from improving learner engagement?

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 20 September 2018

Stephanie Morgan taps into the world of marketing to energise the L&D departments that are working on a shoestring. 

Leadership must start with learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 18 September 2018

Enagage the C Suite and everyone will follow, says Armin Hopp.

The changing world of work

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 10 September 2018

Barry Johnson warns us again - change is a-comin'.

The murkiness of 70:20:10

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 31 August 2018

Does the ratio matter all that much? Paul Matthews isn't so sure. 

Empowering future talent through tailored training

Written by: Fay Gibbin
Posted on: 31 August 2018

Fay Gibbin discusses how businesses and their employees benefit from tailored training.

Learning and development for retirement

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 24 August 2018

Barry Johnson looks to the autumn of our years, and L&D's role. 

Applying design thinking at the heart of L&D delivery

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 22 August 2018

Battle of the abbreviations: Armin Hopp brings some UX ideas to L&D.

Four key steps to closing soft skills gaps

Written by: Stephanie Morgan
Posted on: 14 August 2018

Stephanie Morgan has identified some practical ways to close those soft skills gaps.

How should companies tailor the work environment to suit individual needs?

Written by: Nick Gold
Posted on: 10 August 2018

Nick Gold's back to talk about the blurred lines between HR and line management.

The alternative to systematic training

Written by: Barry Johnson
Posted on: 6 August 2018

Barry Johnson picks up on an old TJ forum post.

Make it real – add a human factor to the equation

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 25 July 2018

It's all about the human touch, says Armin Hopp.