Latest Blog Posts

Learners as consumers: How does L&D need to change to keep up with the evolving needs of their audience?

Written by: Lyndon Wingrove
Posted on: 13 March 2017

People love to learn. They are doing it all the time in their personal lives, and this lust for learning and the pick and mix approach is quickly spilling over into the professional realm.

Apprenticeships: Earning while you learn

Written by: Conor Gilligan
Posted on: 7 March 2017

Conor talks us through education and costs.

I learn it when I do it

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 1 March 2017

How can we get to the point where people operationalise what we give them in the classroom?

A new LMS: Making sure you’re taking your business with you

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 28 February 2017

Learning often fails at communications. We seem to often suffer from the 'if you build it, they will come' school of thinking. Which we know doesn’t work.

Tips for creating an education programme that cultivates agility

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 27 February 2017

There is a significant gap between what organisations actually want from workforce education programmes and what they achieve, according to the ‘Towards Maturity’ November 2016 report.

What do you need to think about when introducing a new LMS?

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 26 February 2017

EVERYTHING. That’s what it feels like. I have had lists of lists. Lists which seem to grow. A brain with simply too many tabs open!

Why diversity and inclusion are critical to leading much-needed change in the NHS

Written by: Tracie Jolliff
Posted on: 23 February 2017

Despite 30 years of investment, the equality and diversity agenda hasn’t moved forward at anywhere near the pace we would have liked. Indeed, many colleagues have lost sight of the value this work brings. Tracie Jolliff explores the need to go back to basics. 

How to get more clicks for your e-learning courses

Posted on: 23 February 2017

 Issy Nancarrow shares some tips on getting people to click on your e-learning courses.

Why mobilising project management skills matters

Written by: RussellKendrick
Posted on: 22 February 2017

To equip our organisations with high calibre project managers we need responsive, learner-centric development tools. Russell Kenrick looks at the statistics and offers some insights 

The need for educators

Written by: Robin Hoyle
Posted on: 21 February 2017

I’m prompted to write this piece by two seemingly unconnected events. One was extremely sad and one simply infuriating.

In search of a learner-centred LMS

Written by: Sam Taylor
Posted on: 20 February 2017

Anyone who has ever had to manage an LMS seems to talk about it with a resigned sigh. We in L&D usually don’t love them, so how can we expect our learners to?   

It’s good to be back

Written by: Jon Kennard
Posted on: 16 February 2017

TJ's new editor, Jon Kennard reflects on being back in L&D

Why change can be hard - our brains and change

Written by: Clare Edwards
Posted on: 2 February 2017

Clare Edwards explores the brain’s programmed reactions to change in her latest neuroscience blog.

Networking and personal development

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 30 January 2017

This week the L&D field will  be talking, tweeting, Periscoping and blogging about the Learning Technologies 2017 conference and exhibition.

Experience is not a number!

Posted on: 25 January 2017

Andrew Gibbons looks at the number of years a person has been doing something and if there is a difference to the impact that they can actually make.

Compassion and rhino skin: could you be an NHS executive?

Posted on: 23 January 2017

In the first of regular blogs from the NHS Leadership Academy Chris Lake explores why the talent pipeline of chief executives and executive directors in the NHS is critically low

Rethinking risk in a strategic way

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 23 January 2017

Reading through the December issue of Raconteur, a supplement of The Times, a particular sentence jumped out from the article, “With the ramifications of leaving the single market

I need to tell them they are idiots - politely

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 18 January 2017

Paul Matthews tells us his experience of helping clients work out what the best performance solution is and how to move away from focusing on the wrong solution.

Setting up corporate education programme that attracts top talent

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 12 January 2017

Corporate education programmes are vital to organisations seeking to attract and retain talent in a competitive marketplace. Millennials, for example will soon account for more than 50 pe

The forgetting curve and campaign approach to remembering learning

Written by: Issy Nancarrow
Posted on: 3 January 2017

Why do learners forget almost all information from training? Issy Nancarrow discusses what you can do about it.

Learning what is needed, not what we want to teach

Written by: Jo Cook
Posted on: 30 December 2016

Effective L&D isn't about a knowledge dump to your attendees, it's using the best points of 70:20:10, Moments of Learning Need and Performance Support to ensure people get the best support they can. Jo Cook tells us more.

Put your marketing hat on to improve performance by taking a look at internal communications

Written by: Issy Nancarrow
Posted on: 21 December 2016

Internal communications is an integral part of a campaign. Issy Nancarrow shares some points to help with your Campaign Learning approach.

Effective testing, reporting and learning

Written by: ArminHopp
Posted on: 14 December 2016

Large organisations have tested the skills of potential employees at recruitment stage for many years.

The question that no manager gets right

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 29 November 2016

Paul Matthews asks managers what their role entails but rarely gets the answer he is looking for.

Why businesses should adapt and change to survive

Written by: Russell Kenrick
Posted on: 20 October 2016

I recently read in an article that only “25 per cent of change projects show any type of successful implementation” and that “when you communicate change within your organisation people a

Encouraging greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 19 October 2016

Organisations that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers.

What you should know about marketing automation in L&D

Written by: Issy Nancarrow
Posted on: 14 October 2016

Issy Nancarrow looks at a recent webinar discussion point in more detail - using marketing automation software in L&D.

Are you paying attention?

Written by: Clare Edwards
Posted on: 13 October 2016

Clare Edwards explores focus and attention in her latest neuroscience blog

Using projects to bring financial returns from leadership programmes

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 7 October 2016

Earlier this month, ten people, with whom I have been working on an accredited leadership programme did something truly exceptional.

Why Best Practice is not enough

Posted on: 6 October 2016

Best Practice models are an excellent way to deliver better results and reduce risks.