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Read the latest in L&D news for HR practitioners, managers, and Learning and Development specialists. You'll find research done by the findcourses.co.uk staff, tips from the UK's top training providers, and submissions by our readers who work in L&D.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2017
Last updated: 27/03/2019

Quick Tips: What are the Benefits of Studying with an Accredited Provider?

When choosing a training provider, what's the benefit of studying with one that's been accredited? An accredited institution has chosen to seek external accreditation and receive a review on its processes. Accreditation ensures that colleges, universities and training providers offer high-quality education, facilities and a great learning experience for students.
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Last updated: 09/07/2019

U.K. L&D Report: 2019: Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

In this year’s report we’ve focused on L&D as a competitive advantage and using the apprenticeship levy to attract and retain top talent. 

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

U.K. L&D Benchmarking Survey 2019

Employee learning is a key element in nurturing talent and driving organisations forward. That’s why we surveyed over 150 HR and L&D professionals from the U.K. to learn how their organisations are investing in talent, how they measure their impact, and what attitudes different levels in the organisation hold about corporate learning. 

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

How to Optimise Your L&D Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Many underestimate the value of L&D. But it should no longer be an oversight relegated to a single person in the HR department or a function that’s dropped when budgets are cut. We spoke to some of the most innovative, award-winning L&D leaders in the UK to understand how their departments transformed their learning programmes to be critical business-driving functions.

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Last updated: 15/07/2019

Apprenticeships: Ignore Them At Your Peril

Find out what strategies companies are employing to ensure they make themost of ‘The Apprenticeship Levy’. When you think of the term apprentice, often what springs to mind is someone fresh out ofschool looking to take the first step on the career ladder. Many still don’t realise that there are a wealth of apprenticeships at bachelor’s and even master’s level aimed at training every level of the w ...

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

Job Specific Skills & How to Get Them

Carve out and cultivate your own career path A recent study has revealed how UK industries are attracting the hottest graduate talent in the country and what key skills they’re looking for to find the very best people for the roles they have to offer. One thing is clear, companies are willing to pay the right price to secure the best talent, with business leaders offering top salaries for tho ...
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Last updated: 09/07/2019

Transforming HR through Technology

The perception of HR has switched to be more portal than person. Almost all of today's firms make use of HR services through technology and web based applications. Sat Sindhar, MD at PeopleHR, analyses the evolving relationship between HR and tech, and outlines some of the benefits of incorporating digital HR solutions into your company strategy.

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

How does your mental health influence your work performance?

Most likely you’ve heard about or discussed the topic of mental health online or with trusted family and friends, but how can mental health influence your performance at work? Many in the UK are faced with the effects of mental health issues in their daily lives but are also forced to face those challenges in the workplace. There is no uniform identity for mental health issues, and how those issue ...
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Last updated: 09/07/2019

What's an Employer Brand, and How Can You Improve it With Training Opportunities?

Today's employees want so much more from their employer than just another paycheck. They want opportunities to learn, grow and explore their skills. The companies that can build an employer brand around this appetite for growth will be the ones that stay ahead of the game in talent acquisition. Find out how to enhance your own employer brand!

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

U.K. L&D Benchmarking Survey: 2018

Employee learning is a key element in nurturing talent and driving organisations forward. That’s why we surveyed over 180 HR and L&D professionals from the U.K. to learn how their organisations are investing in talent, how they measure their impact, and what attitudes different levels in the organisation hold about learning.

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Last updated: 19/07/2019

Virtual Reality for Corporate Training is Here: Are You Ready?

Virtual reality is not a futuristic possibility for corporate training. No longer being used exclusively to train in the military, aviation and heavy industries, VR training is being tested and deployed today by a diverse group of organisations from the Royal London Hospital and BT Openreach to McDonald’s and the National Academy for Rail. 

We interviewed professionals from companies who are trailblazing VR in corporate training and asked for their advice to help you get started!

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Last updated: 09/07/2019

Learning at Work Week: Innovation in L&D

Innovation is anything but business as usual. In May, approximately one million employees in the U.K. are impacted by Learning at Work Week, an annual celebration of learning where companies and organisations, large and small, shake up their routine and dedicate a week to developing their staff. We shared some of the most interesting ways U.K. L&D professionals used Learning at Work Week to innovate in their company.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

Making the Most of the Apprenticeship Levy

How can L&D teams overcome resistance and challenges in order to truly leverage the levy?

To find out, we spoke to organisations who have been awarded for their apprenticeship strategy and asked them to share best practice in this emerging territory.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

Promoting a Learning Culture in Your Organisation

Top-performing organisations are five times more likely to have learning cultures, suggesting a culture of learning is a key component of business success.“An organisation’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage,” according to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. But what does a learning culture look like in action?

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

5 Reasons to Take Part in Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week is a national event that can work as a catalyst to refresh your commitment to learning – why not grasp the opportunity of a fun-packed week of training, provided voluntarily, to normalize learning and acquaint employees with courses and workshops.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

How ZSL London Zoo Connects Learning With Business Impact

Emma Brown, Head of Training and Organisational Development at ZSL, explains how she and her team align workplace learning with organisational goals and report their results with impact.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

How Learning Culture Makes Getty Images the Best Place You'll Ever Work

Are you curious about what a healthy learning culture looks like? Read our interview with Kim Edwards, Talent and Leadership Development Manager at Getty Images who places learning culture at the heart of talent development.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

Proving the Business Impact of Training: Practical Strategies for Measuring and Presenting the ROI of Corporate Learning

Learning professionals know that proving the value of L&D is essential to keeping and increasing the resources at their disposal. According to our survey of L&D departments in the U.K., one of the key differentiators of top performing departments, regardless of industry or size, is their close relationship with senior executives and their commitment to measuring the ROI of corporate learning.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

Proving the Value of L&D: An interview with Jo Rapley

Are you interested in measuring the ROI of training but curious to know how other organisations are doing it? We spoke with Jo Rapley, the People & Culture Manager of BPS World which was a finalist in the HR Excellence Awards for Best L&D Strategy in 2017, to learn how she measures and communicates the business impact of L&D.

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Last updated: 10/07/2019

How the Met Office uses VR to Train Staff

If you're considering incorporating virtual reality into your training mix, read our interview with Helen Caughey, International Learning Consultant and Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office. She delves into why the Met Office began using virtual reality, how they're trying out the technology, and her advice for other learning professionals interested in VR.

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