News / Learning and Development


Marketing and IT skills gaps holding back acquired firms

Becky Frith, 29 Jun 2015

Newly-acquired firms exhibit the largest skills gaps in marketing and IT management, according to a survey...


Adnams' HRD: junior talent should be encouraged to aim high

Jenny Roper, 25 Jun 2015

Junior talent should be encouraged to aim high, Karen Hester, chief operating officer and HR director...


Manufacturing jobs under threat from automation

Katie Jacobs, 18 Jun 2015

Almost half (43%) of manufacturing firms expect automation will replace at least 5% of their workforce...

Skills shortages changing CEO talent strategies

Katie Jacobs, 04 Jun 2015

Increasing concern over skills shortages are forcing CEOs to rethink their hiring and talent strategies,...

Career progression top priority for millennials

Jenny Roper, 29 May 2015

Ninety-one per cent of millennial professionals say career progression is a top priority when considering...

E-learning: don't forget to support staff

Jenny Roper, 27 May 2015

Companies should take care to properly support employees when embracing e-learning initiatives, development...

Management training can help with intergenerational problems

Katie Jacobs, 18 May 2015

Comprehensive management training can help organisations deal with any issues around intergenerational...

Skills gaps: Shift towards employer collaboration

Jenny Roper, 18 May 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has reported good “momentum” on its Industrial...

Line managers must be recognised for developing talent

Jenny Roper, 15 May 2015

Line managers must be recognised and rewarded for developing talent and addressing underperformance,...

Digital skills: disconnect between leaders and employees

Jenny Roper, 14 May 2015

Few European companies feel prepared to embrace digital technologies, despite their workforces feeling...

Hands-on, in-house learning on the up

Jenny Roper, 13 May 2015

Hands-on learning and internal development have risen in popularity, the CIPD’s 17th annual Learning...

IT skills gap holding back UK businesses

Katie Jacobs, 12 May 2015

Almost half (45%) of UK businesses are experiencing an “extensive” shortage of IT talent, which is...

Better evaluation of L&D needed

Jenny Roper, 06 May 2015

Just 7% of L&D professionals evaluate the impact of their initiatives on the wider business or society,...

Networking should be ‘purposeful’, advises charity sector HRD

Katie Jacobs, 05 May 2015

Collaborating with competitors to achieve a shared purpose can bring internal and external benefits to...

Organisations facing leadership ‘capability gap’

Katie Jacobs, 29 Apr 2015

Organisations are facing a leadership “capability gap” and cite leadership as one of their biggest...

BITC urges business and government to help older people stay in work

Katie Jacobs, 22 Apr 2015

Business and government need to urgently address problems surrounding over-50s employment to avoid a...

HR professionals missing out on leadership development

Katie Jacobs, 21 Apr 2015

HR professionals are missing out on leadership development opportunities, with 47% of companies not offering...

Too few companies open to creative L&D

Jenny Roper, 17 Apr 2015

Too few companies are open to offering creative learning and development experiences, AT Kearney’s...

CIPD report finds L&D delivery gap

Jenny Roper, 14 Apr 2015

A significant gap exists between the skills and capabilities L&D practitioners know they need and what...

Online learning out of favour for L&D

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Apr 2015

E-learning is unpopular among executives, while classroom-based and one-to-one methods are enjoying a...

In this issue: June 2015
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What we talk about when we talk about talent: Everyone talks about it, but what do we mean by it? Deconstructing 'talent'

Red letter day: Modernising the Post Office

Act like a leader: Herminia Ibarra shows you how

Right as rain: Workplace health and wellbeing

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