Latest Blog Posts

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.

Are home workers more productive than office workers?

Written by: Alex Beynon
Posted on: 29 February 2016

A lot of modern companies are looking to increase workplace flexibility by allowing their workforce to work from home occasionally if they need to.