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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

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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Last updated: 18/06/2018

5 Trends That Will Shape HR in the Next Decade

Human resources is a fast-changing field, and it’s never been more vital to the development of organisations worldwide. Using new data and technologies, HR has the power to revolutionise work. Read five key areas predicted to shape the profession, and the future of business, in the next ten years.

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

The Learners of Today Are The Leaders of Tomorrow

There is no such thing as instant leadership. Leadership is like a plant. It needs nourished and watered and fed to help it to grow. The best leaders recognise that to grow as a leader you must have a thirst for new knowledge, new concepts and new ways of working.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

People Work Best When They Feel Good About Themselves

How do we keep everyone engaged and motivated in today’s workplace? This is a key question for every manager and every leader at every level in the workplace.John Dewey, one of America’s most profound philosophers, said that the deepest urge in human nature is ''the desire to feel important.''

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

Learning at Work Week Impact Award

Introducing the 2017 findcourses.co.uk Innovation in Learning and Development Award. Learn if your organisation is eligible and how to apply.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

How to calculate and maximise ROI on training

Training is seen as something hugely valuable to employees and can go a long way in helping to retain them. Research has shown, for example, that training and mentoring are of a high degree of importance to young managers. But what can you do to measure how this perceived value translates into ROI? Here’s some ideas.

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Last updated: 18/06/2018

The 3 Biggest Training Challenges

A survey by Training Provider MBM of HR Managers, L&D Managers, and Training Officers, predominantly in the UK Grocery Industry, revealed that the top 3 biggest training challenges.

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U.K. L&D Report: 2018 - 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 first annual U.K. L&D Report!

UK L&D Report

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