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The Anatomy of an L&D Professional

The Anatomy of an L&D Professional
Monday July 14, 2014

Have you got what it takes for a career in L&D? This infographic, The Anatomy of an L&D Professional, illustrates some of the skills you will need to succeed in learning and development.

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Will Apprenticeships Mend Our Fractured Economy?

Will Apprenticeships Mend Our Fractured Economy?
Thursday July 10, 2014

This week saw the publication of the Adonis Review, ‘Mending the Fractured Economy’. The review identified skills shortages as a significant barrier to growth and made recommendations for addressing that shortage.

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Make Cascading Work

Make Cascading Work
Monday July 7, 2014

The knowledge cascade is seen as one of the most cost effective methods of training. You invest in a few members of staff in the hope that they will pass on their new skills to colleagues. A great idea in theory but you can end up with sink holes of knowledge. The learning travels so far, then hits a dead end. This infographic provides some tips on making cascading work.

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Making Learning Lossless

Making Learning Lossless
Monday June 30, 2014

The techies out there will have come across the terms ‘lossy’ and ‘lossless’ for saving data. If you save a photo in a lossless format, you won't lose any of the important detail in the image. This week, while attending an edtech conference, I heard the term applied to learning.

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The World Cup and the Workplace

The World Cup and the Workplace
Thursday June 26, 2014

How much of an impact does the FIFA World Cup have on the economy? How does it affect the well-being of your staff? This infographic illustrates the World Cup effect.

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Making Virtual Teams Work

Making Virtual Teams Work
Monday June 23, 2014

The availability of broadband is having a significant impact on the way we work. According to Virgin Media Business 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. Research proves that remote workers are more productive but not all employers are convinced. In fact, Yahoo recently banned homeworking, claiming that staff creativity suffered as a result of teleworking.

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Core Skills for Business in 2014

Core Skills for Business in 2014
Friday June 13, 2014

Each year brings new challenges for managers with developments in working patterns, technology and business practices, creating a need for continual professional development. This infographic illustrates the essential skills for the modern manager but as you will see, some skills will always be in demand.

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Employee Attitudes to Managers 2014

Employee Attitudes to Managers 2014
Friday June 6, 2014

Are employees losing confidence in their senior managers? The results of the CIPD Spring 2014 Employee Outlook Survey suggest a decline in trust and respect. This infographic shows how employee attitudes differ in the public, private and voluntary sector. Contact us to find out how we can help you improve levels of trust, respect and satisfaction in your organisation.

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Coping with Naysayers

Coping with Naysayers
Wednesday June 4, 2014

I recently took part in a fascinating research project to develop a strategy for using technology effectively in teaching and learning. While interviewing practitioners I was privileged to discover innovative practice by inspirational trainers but also came across some scared and negative staff. The naysayers.

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