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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: 18/06/2018

How Fidelity Investments is Using VR to Develop Empathy

Fidelity Investments has developed a virtual reality training program to help foster empathy in their contact centers. We spoke with Adam Schouela who drove the project and leads the emerging technology group within the company’s research arm, Fidelity Labs. Learn about how Fidelity introduced VR to employee training and Schouela's advice for launching your first VR training programme.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Developing a Culture of Learning at Essex County Council’s Essex Social Care Academy – Adult Social Care

Are you in an L&D role and unsure of how to transition your staff from a culture of spoon-fed training opportunities to a culture where staff engage with learning opportunities and embrace new technologies? 

We spoke with Will Chaney, Workforce Capability Team Manager at Essex County Council’s Essex Social Care Academy – Adult Social Care, to learn more about how their team has worked to transform attitudes around learning in their organisation. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How Companies Can Train Teams with VR: Interview with Peter Halliday

A common objection to training employees with virtual reality is that it's difficult to learn collaboratively and build skills together as a team. That's why we were keen to speak with Peter Halliday, Head of Communications at Igloo Vision, a 360 degree immersive projection company that offers a shared VR training platform.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Are You Ready to Train With VR? Practical Advice from Jeff Bauhmohl

Are you considering using virtual reality as part of your employee training programme? Unsure of why or how you could use VR to train or where to start? We spoke with Jeff Baumohl, Vice President of Product Marketing & Alliances at TalentQuest a talent management company offering VR solutions, to offer his insight and advice.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How Johnson & Johnson Transformed Their Culture Through TEDx Events

We spoke with Steve Garguilo whose work with Johnson & Johnson exemplified the big, daring ideas that we think can inspire talent professionals to lead a transformation in their learning culture. One of Steve's most impressive projects was implementing the first-ever corporate TEDx events. Learn about how he did it and his advice for L&D professionals looking to lead cultural change.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How Farmers Insurance is Using Virtual Reality to Train Employees

Farmers Insurance announced its deployment of a virtual reality training program to train claims representatives for home damage assessments on October 25th, 2017. We spoke with Jessica DeCanio, Head of the University of Farmers - Claims at Farmers Insurance who was part of the project team that developed the VR program. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Crafting a Business Case for Learning: Practical Advice from Jack Phillips, Ph.D.

According to our survey of L&D departments in the U.S., 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. We’ve asked Jack Phillips, Ph.D. and Chairman of the ROI Institute who has helped thousands of global companies and public se ...

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How Pepper UK Built and Nurtured a Culture of Learning

We spoke with Sian Musial at Pepper UK whose Learning at Work Week activities caught our attention. Musial helped engage every level of her organisation in silo-breaking networking events centred around learning, helped discover and develop subject-matter experts, all while introducing the company to new learning technologies. Learn about how she is working to further develop a learning culture in a company that has grown from 49 staff members to 320 in just six years.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How Alzheimer's Research UK Used Virtual Reality to Spread Public Awareness

Interview with Timothy Parry, Director of Communications & Brand at Alzheimer's Research UK. Learn about how Alzheimer’s Research UK developed an app to further public awareness about dementia and how organisations from around the UK seized on the opportunity to help their staff better understand dementia.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Mental Health Training in the Workplace

Mental health is often overlooked because there is no gaping wound to betray how much pain an individual may be experiencing.The consequences are often tragic as pleas for help go unnoticed and unheard. Mental health training in the workplace is absolutely essential.

Topics: Human Resources
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Last updated: 18/06/2018

UAE Vision 2021 - What it Means for Your Company

The aim of the UAE Vision 2021 is to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world. This goal will be realised through sustained focus on the four pillars of the Vision - United in Responsibility, United in Destiny, United in Knowledge, United in Prosperity.

 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Innovation in L&D Award Winners Announced

Innovation in L&D helps drive growth, increase engagement, and provide opportunities where there may have been constraints for businesses and employees. At findcourses.co.uk we believe that Learning at Work Week is the perfect opportunity to try out new innovative solutions for a more empowered workforce. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

10 Myths About Professional Training - Infographic

There are a lot of assumptions about professional training. But how many are grounded in fact? We've identified and debunked some of the more common myths in this infographic. Some of these stats may surprise you...

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Download the Complete Guide to Apprenticeships for Employers

Is your organisation wondering how to make best use of the Apprenticeship Levy and other government funding for apprenticeships? Download your free copy of the ultimate guide to apprenticeships for companies!

Topics: Apprenticeships
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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Can colourful learning increase your ROI?

Increasing your training budget ROI; it’s the holy grail for all HR and L&D Managers. If face-to-face courses are part of your L&D plan, have you discussed the impact colour can have on its effectiveness? Read about how colourful learning can increase your ROI!

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Are Your Leaders Compelling Public Speakers?: A 3-Step Checklist

Communication skills are the most important leadership skill, according to a 2016 Regus survey. Yet while we are all taught and tested on our written English, few of us learn how to speak powerfully. How do the leaders at your organisation fare when it comes to internal presentations, public talks or media interviews? Do they inspire, engage and motivate? Or is there still room for improvement? Read our checklist to determine how your leaders are faring!

Topics: Leadership
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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How to Create a Lifelong Learning Culture at Work

We’d all agree that the world seems to be transforming faster than ever before. With changes to technology, to how we work and the work we are doing, we need “the skills to retrain again and again” to be able to survive. Lifelong learning is now part of UK government policy, to help businesses respond to change. 

Here are five areas you can develop to transform the learning culture at your organisation.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

5 Training Hacks for Producing Business Impact ROI Through Performance

Tap into performance science to improve the business impact of your training.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Why You Shouldn't Miss Exhibitions at HR Conferences

Deborah Fairbotham attended this year's CIPD Learning & Development Conference and weighs in on why you shouldn't miss the exhibition hall.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How to Turn Training into Profit

Nowhere is the idea of value for money in training more succinctly described than the saying ''If you think education is expensive try ignorance.'' It speaks volumes, but it also misses one very crucial point. Read three things you should consider when thinking about investing in training.

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

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!

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