Latest Blog Posts

Can L&D effectively support employees with practical social learning?

Posted on: 19 July 2016

The Big Sponge Hangout discusses topics around learning technologies this week, including live Google Hangouts, webinars and recorded discussions available after free after registration.

In, out, change is all it’s about

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 18 July 2016

Post Brexit referendum, business leaders face the challenge of handling change in a positive manner.

Building skills to support organisational strategy

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Learning and development is most effective when it sits right at the heart of the business.

Campaigns, scaffolding and avoiding the sheep dip – it’s all about the blend

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 4 July 2016

Sam Taylor focuses on the blend of e-learning and the importance of focusing on learner’s needs.

Hacking the engagement issue: Building better people

Written by: Caroline Walmsley
Posted on: 27 June 2016

As I said last time in my first blog for Training Journal, people talk to me about employee engagement.

A lot.

Another approach to implementing 70:20:10

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 21 June 2016

I talk with a lot of people about 70:20:10, and a common theme that emerges is a strong desire to use the concept, and that is followed by the question, “but how do I implement it?”

Boosting stakeholder communications to drive project success

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 20 June 2016

Projects are continuing to fail – only 64 per cent of projects met their goals in 2015 and that figure had not changed since 2012.

Changing the habits of habit

Posted on: 16 June 2016

In her second blog on neuroscience Clare Edwards urges us to become more aware of our habits

The truth about most systems training

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 14 June 2016

Sam Taylor tells us why she thinks that it’s time to rethink systems training.

Is instructional design really dead?

Written by: Helen Blunden
Posted on: 10 June 2016

Judging by the amount of articles on the internet by Learning and Development people across organisations, you’d think that instructional design really is dea

Stories – a leader’s greatest secret weapon

Posted on: 3 June 2016

Clare Edwards explains how neuroscience can help us understand the power of story telling.

We need to look at engagement

Written by: Caroline Walmsley
Posted on: 25 May 2016

Caroline Walmsley urges leadership to be the catalyst from which engagement flows.

Keeping skills fresh with CPD

Written by: Panos Kraniotis
Posted on: 23 May 2016

Many industries, including healthcare, accountancy and law, mandate that practitioners complete a set amount of continuing professional development (CPD) each year to retain their licences to work.

Where do you play your L&D game?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 20 May 2016

This is by no means universal, but I have come across it far too often.

Are we moving at the speed of the weakest communicator?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 18 May 2016

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, CEOs are setting aggressive agendas for fast change.

Finding and plugging the language skills gap

Written by: Panos Kraniotis
Posted on: 10 May 2016

Research reveals that an alarming nine out of 10 line of business leaders face communication skills gaps within their teams.

Middle managers – the new agents of change

Posted on: 5 May 2016

Middle management can sometimes be seen as corporate concrete, set in its ways, and with a vested interest in the status quo.

What is Campaign Learning?

Written by: Issy Nancarrow

Posted on: 3 May 2016

Are you familiar with the phrase yet? It evolved from ideas around social learning, embedding behaviours and developing engaging platforms.

Reassessing Evaluation

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 28 April 2016

Traditionally in business, assessing the value of anything usually comes down to pecuniary outcomes, with figures being used to answer the question; ‘is it worth the investment?’   But wh

Will we ever see more careers for talented people?

Posted on: 22 April 2016

The continued existence of any organisation is entirely dependent upon learning.

Navigating project, programme and portfolio management training

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 20 April 2016

As projects continue to grow in complexity and continue to fail – project and programme delivery capabilities are in the spotlight.

Harnessing HR data to power the organisation

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 19 April 2016

HR departments traditionally hold most of the data available on the organisation’s key resource – its people.

Attracting Talent: The Innovation Implication

Posted on: 15 April 2016

Many organisations desperately want to attract the best new talent. How can they do it better?

How to tailor induction programmes for new staff

Posted on: 13 April 2016

In my last blog, I looked at the effect of a typical induction programme

Happy Anniversary to me!

Posted on: 3 April 2016

I didn’t realise until the “congratulations” messages started popping up in my LinkedIn notifications, that I had been running my own company for three years.

How brands are bringing outside data in

Written by: Nick Ribeiro
Posted on: 31 March 2016

I recently attended a talk given by a data mining company who work with some pretty big brands.

The 70:20:10 – beyond most organisations

Posted on: 24 March 2016

Last week, like I suppose 85 per cent of Learning and Development folk, I was ‘aware’ of the Charles Jennings 70:20:10 model.

Mind the gap

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 16 March 2016

Half of projects fail to deliver the expected business benefits.

The value of networking for Learning and Development

Written by: Helen Blunden
Posted on: 9 March 2016

There is much discussion online about the future of Learning and Development and how teams can support their workforce to build capability during a time of constant change and volatility.

Transforming learning to meet business needs

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 9 March 2016

Transforming learning is the number one priority for delivering business impact, according to a survey unveiled this month by global research and benchmarking organisation, Towards Maturity.