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Why a third of UK workers did not learn new skills last year

training and developmentLess than half of British workers have access to training materials to develop the workplace skills they need.  

According to a 2019 report based on research by City & Guilds Group, British workers are being denied critical opportunities to up-skill for the future.  (more…)

Three ways new tech is changing L&D

Technological innovation never stands still, and the benefits that new ideas are bringing to the world of learning and development are increasing every day. Over the course of 2019, we can expect to see a range of exciting new tech aimed at improving efficiency across the sector.  

Innovation aimed at learning and development professionals ranges from new takes on digital learning, to HR tech which could be able to predict potential skills gaps before they happen. Take a look at three ways we could see tech transforming learning and development over the coming year.   (more…)

How to achieve a proactive learning culture

Shifting the culture of any company can be an overwhelming task. As a leader, your role is paramount to creating and achieving a proactive learning culture. (more…)

Never stop working on your soft skills

Soft skills should always be a work in progress. Skills such as communication, teamwork, collaboration and social intelligence are things we improve on throughout our lives, with experience gained in both our personal lives and work lives only furthering our abilities.

In the current age of technical innovation, learning and development professionals are imploring businesses and individuals not to forget about soft skills. Investment in this area is more important than ever in today’s climate. We spoke to a select group of industry leaders to find out why they think we should all keep working on our soft skills, no matter what. (more…)

Four ways to improve your team’s motivation

There’s no disputing the fact that motivation matters. Motivation is hugely important, both on a personal level and within the workplace. It’s an essential tool for success. And of course there’s no denying the correlation between motivation and productivity.   (more…)

Measuring the ROI of L&D: what does success look like?

Before you commence any L&D initiatives in your workplace, it’s a good idea to think about what your overall goal is, and decide on what success would look like to your company. Being able to measure the ROI of L&D is incredibly important, and can ensure the continuing success of any L&D initiatives you put in place.   (more…)

Lack of soft skills is costing you business

In this digital age both businesses and individuals are increasingly forgetful about the power of good old-fashioned people skills.  

The fact of the matter is that all companies rely entirely on the people working within them, and that’s what determines their success. So, people skills really do matter, both internally and externally in business. Here are four key reasons why you need to think about people skills within your workforce.   (more…)

Reading is still the best way to learn

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that reading a book is one of the best ways to learn. However, digital innovations have brought with them new ways to absorb information and share knowledge, such as webinars, live courses and videos. So, is reading still the key way to learn new information, or could content such as video take over?   (more…)

Four ways the soft skills gap is affecting your business

The growing importance of soft skills in the workplace has been well documented. As recent generations have devoted more and more time and energy to the development of digital skills, we have seen a visible decline in the standard of soft skills. (more…)

Your learning strategy holds the key to improving your customer satisfaction

Whether during the sales process or afterwards, customers are happy and will feel positive towards your brand when they feel like they’ve been listened to, they understand the product, the services and related processes and any issues are dealt with quickly and effectively. (more…)