Learning technology

Coronavirus marks an increase in digital learning, says CIPD

The impact coronavirus had on the world of work has meant learning professionals are now more forward-thinking, according to a new CIPD report.

How technology can help you manage the COVID crisis

Managing the different needs of employees a hard task at the best of times. So what about during a pandemic? Technology has the answer. 

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Lack of IT training could stunt progression

The lack of training during the digital transformation of businesses could lead to skills challenges and could exclude some employees from career progression.

Blended learning crucial to business survival

One year on, the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on businesses globally has been devastating. Many businesses have had to pivot their business models to remain relevant in a contactless, virtual world. 

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Skills for Jobs could lead to more equal opportunities

The government has announced new upskilling reforms that may help HR pursue equal job opportunities for its employees.

Online learning could boost nation’s career prospects

Skills shortages worsened by the pandemic could be addressed if employers support staff to undertake just one hour of online learning a week, says psychologist Honey Langcaster-James.

Beyond the Zoom boom - training in a post-COVID world

When COVID-19 closed the door on most face-to-face interaction, the world switched to webinars, conference calls, and other forms of remote communication. Unfortunately, not every corporate function...

What HR can learn from the exam debacle and using data blindly

Few of us can feel anything other than shock at the dreadful inequities caused by the methods used to moderate this year’s exam results. How could a seemingly fair and objective process get things so...

Does L&D have an exclusivity problem?

On-the-job learning is essential for career and personal development, but many workers in lower paid roles do not have access to the same training opportunities as their higher-paid counterparts....

HR has a place in the driver’s seat of workplace automation

The more ‘human side’ of the workplace will become increasingly valuable as life become more automated, said author and associate professor of mathematics at UCL Hannah Fry.

Survey shows ‘disconnect’ of reskilling in the face of AI and automation

Nearly a third (32%) of learning and development leaders have admitted to having concerns about whether their current offering is adequate to address the potential skills gap caused by technology

HR leaders to face tech-savvy workforce post-pandemic

HR leaders will be supporting a much more digitally-minded workforce after the coronavirus pandemic, with data showing that UK workers have adopted collaborative technology tools en masse during...