Latest Blog Posts

Sharing the benefits of mentoring

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 3 December 2014

Mentoring helps in developing key skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication

The end of the job description

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 3 December 2014

We need a complete overhaul in approach to the job description, Tim Baker says

Do your staff like you? Not if you micromanage…

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 3 December 2014

By tackling any cases of micromanagement you are likely to see increases in engagement and productivity, Alice Withers says

Building and improving your brand

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 25 November 2014

Whether you like it or not, networking matters, Eddie Kilkelly says

Four types of inept leader

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 25 November 2014

Far too many ‘leaders’ feel the title is enough, Andrew Gibbons says

Time to celebrate

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 25 November 2014

We need to be more positive about training and post-school learning, Richard Griffin says

Retaining talent through learning

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 19 November 2014

 L&D is not only about making people better at their jobs, Lyndon Wingrove says

Stop managing and start collaborating

Posted on: 19 November 2014

Building a culture of open communication and collaboration will create true engagement, Armin Hopp says

Tweaking a management course

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 19 November 2014

Most people think of management as something that is ‘done to’ others, Paul Matthews says 

It’s time to get our heads around the circular economy

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Our thinking around creativity and innovation needs to evolve, Liz Hill-Smith says

Different ways to measure the effectiveness of talent management interventions

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Alice Withers looks at some methods that can prove useful when conducting an evaluation of training

The impact of clarity on performance

Written by: Leigh Chattington and Richard Graham
Posted on: 12 November 2014

Communication and clarity are key when it comes to extracting top performance, Bloomberg says

Fireworks and short fuses!

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 5 November 2014

Making a valuable contribution to the mental health of our organisation, Rob McWilliam says

The hidden costs of job lag

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 5 November 2014

 The quality of induction training and development a starting employee receives is critical for reducing staff turnover, Tim Baker says

Don't blame your work environment, take control!

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcón
Posted on: 5 November 2014

Matt Bolton-Alarcón provides some tips to make your work environment work for you

Using video to sell The Big Idea

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 29 October 2014

Guided discovery and reflection are required if video is to change attitudes and behaviours, says Martin Addison

Thinking big – but managing complex tasks with a bite-size approach

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 29 October 2014

Keeping your plan short and simple enough to be understood takes real effort and is a skill to be mastered, Eddie KilKelly says

Investing in our next generation workforce to avoid a skills gap shortfall

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 29 October 2014

We need to keep our staff engaged by communicating corporate changes and strategies clearly and effectively, Armin Hopp says

Are you tethered to the now?

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 22 October 2014

When purpose is clear, passion and energy follow and the culture starts to reflect this, Liz Hill-Smith says

A self-confessed enthusiast for employee empowerment

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 22 October 2014

Training and workplace development is very much about discovering people’s natural ability and nurturing it, Fay Sharpe says

What is job lag?

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 22 October 2014

The hidden costs of job lag amplify the importance and value of induction training, Tim Baker says

The ‘secret’ ingredient of capability

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 15 October 2014

It is becoming ever more important that L&D practitioners act as performance consultants, says Paul Matthews 

To personalise, collectivise or both?

Written by: Rob McWilliam
Posted on: 15 October 2014

Designing learning events for senior managers that include the principles of personalisation and collectivism is key, Rob McWilliam says

How can you develop great managers?

Written by: Alice Withers
Posted on: 15 October 2014

Investing in the leadership skills of your managers is a highly effective way to get your talent management strategy on track, Alice Withers says

Carpe diem coaching

Written by: Leigh Chattington and Richard Graham
Posted on: 1 October 2014

It's time to seize the moment and start coaching, Bloomberg says

No student is an island – the case for social learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 September 2014

Workplace learning needs to be treated as a much more human matter, not just a formality with a fixed beginning and an end, Armin Hopp says

Doctor, doctor, help me learn

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 24 September 2014

Without the natural and innate learning abilities of the people we are teaching, our efforts would amount to nothing, Paul Matthews says

Putting the success in succession planning

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 24 September 2014

Creating a succession plan is something we tend to do as a contingency measure, Eddie Kilkelly says

The making of a mentor: The no-holds-barred approach

Written by: Fay Sharpe
Posted on: 17 September 2014

Mentoring offers a personal touch and opens up interaction across the company as a whole, Fay Sharpe says

Positivity… Tree-hugging nonsense?

Written by: Matt Bolton-Alarcon
Posted on: 17 September 2014

Leaders have to wrestle with positivity but must make sure they have the right amount of it, Matt Bolton-Alarcon says