People that are used to reading printed books sometimes have reservations when it comes to eBooks. I’ve heard them say reading can feel a bit slower and that it’s harder to retain things. But what does science say? Are eBooks a good alternative for printed material? (more…)
Tag Archives: learning & development
Much has been written about the importance of soft skills in general, yet not many studies focus on which specific soft skills have the biggest impact on business success.
That’s why Child Trends commissioned research in 2015 to find out what skills in particular would foster the highest level workforce success for those aged 15-29.* (more…)
Have a look around your office and count your colleagues. Now imagine that one in three of them is thinking of leaving their job. That’s a staggering number, isn’t it? (more…)
Learning and development managers are recognising soft skills as the number one learning priority for 2018.(1) But are businesses aware of the urgency? (more…)
What are the key skills that graduates are lacking according to their first bosses? Two years ago Payscale conducted a survey among nearly 64,000 managers and over 14,000 recent graduates to find out.* (more…)
Talent development in an agile world at Dutch insurance and asset management company Nationale Nederlanden
There aren’t many industries that have gone through more changes in HR management in recent years than the financial sector. Automation and agile working have soared and in many companies it has become part of their DNA.
We talked to Anjo Marcelis, Manager of the NN Academy at Nationale Nederlanden, the Learning & Development programme at one of the largest insurance and asset management companies in the Netherlands.
Where previously you had to be strong in maths, law and commerce – banks, insurance companies and pension funds are now mainly looking at IT skills. So how does that affect Talent Development? (more…)
Although many businesses acknowledge the importance of soft skills, not many put their money where their mouth is. Soft skills training is often postponed because “we have to prioritise other training” or “we don’t have any soft skills budget set aside”. (more…)
Most Learning & Development managers are well aware of the importance of soft skills for the success of a business, but it can sometimes be a real struggle to convince top management to invest in essential training.
Here are a few tips to get your leadership on board. (more…)
I started my morning today with reading LinkedIn’s insightful 2018 Workplace Learning Report, based on a survey of over 1,200 Talent Development managers and 2,800 other professionals. (more…)