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Managing diversity: 3 tools to manage diversity

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The world really is becoming smaller. Social and technological advancements have allowed us to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce than ever before. There are many benefits to having a diverse workforce such as increased innovation and adaptability, reaching a broader market and improved productivity. This, as well as ensuring employees feel safe and educated on diversity, makes it extremely important that leaders within organisations know how to manage diversity. That’s why we’ve compiled 3 of our best eBooks to help you run a diverse and successful workplace.

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The 7 benefits of digital learning

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As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, technology has changed many aspects of the modern workplace such as how we work, how we communicate and even how we plan our weeks. But it would appear that one vital component to professional life is lagging behind: learning.

Many companies know the benefits of a professional environment with a focus on upskilling and growth yet continue to only offer their employees learning and development opportunities through costly and time-draining classroom-based training rather than making learning more effective by combining it with digital learning.

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How to engage reluctant learners

The process of nurturing proactive, self-directed learning is not the same for every employee. For many reasons, such as lack of time, lack of awareness or lack of access to relevant learning content, some employees will be more reluctant to engage in their own upskilling than others. Luckily, there are a few steps L&D professionals can take to engage even the most reluctant employees, boost engagement rates and secure a positive ROI.  

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5 teamwork books you can’t miss

Teamwork may make the dream work but managing a team doesn’t always feel like a dream. That’s why we have put together a list of the top 5 teamwork eBooks you just can’t miss. Check them out below! Tip: Click on the images throughout the blog to download your eBooks.

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Communication skills: 5 key steps to Active Listening

Have you ever been telling a story only to discover that, halfway through what you believed was fascinating information, the person to whom you were speaking to is seemingly not actually paying attention to what you are saying? As annoying as this may be perhaps you have also been on the other end and have spent less time listening to a friend’s story and more time coming up with your next interjection in the conversation. Both of these situations are examples of times in which one party is not actively listening to the other.

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How to get more learning out of your L&D budget

When a company’s annual discussion about budget comes around, there is one department that tends to be among the first to be cut and that is Learning & Development. Try as they might to defend the countless benefits of L&D to budget holders, a tight or shrinking budget has become the norm for most learning professionals. However, those in charge of L&D have found a way to make the most of their budget by going digital. Switching to eLearning means that being short on expenses does not have to result in a lack of learning within a company.

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Lifelong learning: How to create lifelong learners with L&D

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‘I am still learning’ Michelangelo said at age 87, two years before his death. Although the Italian artist and architect’s famous quote was written in the 1560s, it can still be applied today, more than ever, to the modern workplace.

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The top 7 digital learning mistakes

To keep up with the ever-changing world of tech, virtually every industry from banking to entertainment to travel to shopping has become increasingly digitalised and, naturally, the Learning & Development industry is on board as well. Over the past few years, L&D has seen a significant increase in usage of eLearning both replacing and blending with traditional face-to-face training. Although the benefits of digitalisation, such as cost-savings, learning at the point of need and a faster turnaround on skills, do outweigh the challenges, as with any type of substantial change, mistakes do happen.

Let’s have a look at the 7 most common eLearning mistakes L&D professionals should avoid.  

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Presentation skills: 10 questions to prepare a great presentation

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Being asked to give a public presentation is gratifying and frightening. The gratification is natural since you can assume your innate talents have been noted, your expertise acknowledged and your humility respected! How rare is that? The feeling of fright is also entirely natural – caused mainly by the uncertainty and the unknown. But you can overcome a fear of public speaking. Indeed it is typically tackled by solid preparation and planning which are the essential attributes for effective presentations but there are also a number of questions to ask beforehand that can guarantee you give a sensational presentation.

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Networking tips: 6 tips for successful networking

Networking, especially if you are new to it, can be a daunting concept. Speaking to strangers while trying to pitch a product, service or yourself can feel unnatural and, frankly, scary! However, networking is one of the most effective ways to engage new clients, increase engagement and awareness of a brand, and grow as a business. Here are 6 tips for successful networking at corporate events. 

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