Latest Blog Posts

Knowing your blind spots

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 26 March 2014

The need for emotional quotient in a change management environment is crucial, Eddie Kilkelly says

Farewell dear trainers

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 19 March 2014

Learning is quite simply the gateway to everything you might want to develop, Peter Honey says

Leadership training is a sham? Really?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 19 March 2014

A leader without followers is simply someone walking their path alone, Paul Matthews says

Good training starts with good workforce planning

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 19 March 2014

We need to think more widely and deeply about a broader set of attitudes employees need to help them and their organisations thrive, Richard Griffin says

Being human is common for human beings

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 12 March 2014

The things that bind us as human beings far outweigh our differences, Tim Baker says

Educate, inform and entertain

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 12 March 2014

The BBC’s values set the example for anyone creating learning content, says Martin Addison

The figures are encouraging but more work is needed to encourage apprenticeships in the UK

Written by: Jeremy Scorer
Posted on: 12 March 2014

Introducing apprenticeships across the company is a win-win situation, Jeremy Scorer says

From fire-fighting to future-focus

Written by: Liz Hill-Smith
Posted on: 5 March 2014

A strategic long-term approach will always add value to the organisation in the future, Liz Hill-Smith says

Whither Sector Skills Councils

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 5 March 2014

Another important change in skills policy is taking place without any debate or hard questions, Martyn Sloman warns

Targets and stakeholders are key

Written by: Martin-Christian Kent
Posted on: 5 March 2014

Training should only be considered if it targets problem areas that need to be addressed,Martin-Christian Kent says

Do you already know the answer?

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 3 March 2014

Eddie Kilkelly provides a framework that you can use to continually challenge yourself

Traineeships are a golden opportunity for both employers and learners

Written by: Jeremy Scorer
Posted on: 25 February 2014

Traineeships can open the door to exciting career opportunities, argues Jeremy Scorer

Bringing back the skills

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 25 February 2014

A focus on language skills should be on the agenda for employers, writes Armin Hopp

What is the brand of learning & development?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 25 February 2014

Make sure the brand you decide to put out there is one you can live up to, says Paul Matthews

Learning, like water, is unstoppable

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 19 February 2014

Informal learning, just like water, will always find a way, Peter Honey says

Dealing with demotivation

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 19 February 2014

Lack of motivation and stress affect one in four L&D practitioners, says Martin Addison

Building capability

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 19 February 2014

The framework for managing L&D in the Australian Public Service provides a useful checklist for any L&D initiative, Tim Baker says 

Boom and bust?

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 12 February 2014

Richard Griffin asks if there is a link between low productivity growth and cuts in training spending

Isolating the impact of training

Written by: Martin-Christian Kent
Posted on: 12 February 2014

Martin-Christian Kent looks at the different methods used to assess the impact of training programmes

To grade or not to grade

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 12 February 2014

Martyn Sloman looks at whether introducing grading into the apprenticeship model is a good idea or not

The real differentiator

Written by: Eddie Kilkelly
Posted on: 10 February 2014

Conflict management, negotiation, commercial approaches and market awareness are essential qualities for the change leader, Eddie Kilkelly says

Learning logs for real CPD

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 5 February 2014

Learning logs are self-driven and needs focused,Andrew Gibbons says

Communicating with influence

Posted on: 31 January 2014

Our favoured approach is the one that is most likely to influence us too, Tim Baker says

Continued infusion of technology and learning

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 31 January 2014

Individuals and organisations now have greater flexibility on how linguistic skills are delivered, Armin Hopp says

Recruiting and retaining your workforce

Written by: Jeremy Scorer
Posted on: 31 January 2014

Traineeships are an invaluable recruitment tool for employers, Jeremy Scorer says

Measuring ‘intangibles’

Posted on: 28 January 2014

When doing an ROI, it's always best to report any intangible benefits alongside an ROI calculation,Martin-Christian Kent says

What’s the story?

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 28 January 2014

Storytelling has many applications in L&D because we all love a good story, says Martin Addison

The capability agenda from a business perspective

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 27 January 2014

There is a clear difference in how L&D typically uses the concept of the term capability compared with the other stakeholders in the business, Paul Matthews says

Asking the hard questions

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 21 January 2014

Appearing before a House of Lords select committee was an opportunity to raise concerns about apprenticeships, says Martyn Sloman

Getting it right from the start

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 16 January 2014

It's time to integrate evaluation into training design, says Richard Griffin