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Learning & Development

Last updated: 14/09/2020

6 Things to Know About Self-Directed Learning at the Workplace

Want to pick up a new skill? Do you want to be more competent in a subject? If so, then you’re not alone. Many adult learners desire to have skills and knowledge that can either help them advance in their careers or help them get their foot in the door in a desired industry. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through self-directed learning, which can be obtained within a company.

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Last updated: 23/07/2020

Confronting the New Skills Gap: 4 Recommendations for Gaps Driven by COVID-19

In our 2019 Learning and Development report, we highlighted the skills gap heralded by the convergence of two factors: Brexit and the UK’s ageing workforce. Now in 2020, the skills gap facing the UK employment market looks set to be much wider, as the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt. Learn how organisations can minimise skills gaps in the face of unprecedented change.

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Last updated: 03/06/2020

You Cannot Teach Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Be Taught

In last week’s article I expressed my thoughts about being taught to be a customer service champion. But do you know what I forgot? Someone actually has to want to be taught.  And at the same time, they need to find themselves in an environment where training is a blessing and not an obligation. 

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Last updated: 08/05/2020

How Important Is Training and Development in 2020?

Continuous Learning for Personal & Professional Success in 2020 Regardless of a company’s niche, a clear focus on learning and development (L&D) is extremely important. Anyone who wants to reach success and stay competitive needs to invest in continuous employee training. And here's why. 

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Last updated: 18/10/2019

Interview with CJ Burge, Regional Winner of the Festival of Learning Social Impact Award

No matter your background or situation, education is monumental in making a positive difference. We spoke with CJ Burge, one of the Festival of Learning regional winners who has come leaps and bounds following a stint in prison abroad at a young age.

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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: 15/07/2019

The Difference Between CIPD Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

Have you already worked in HR and L&D and you want to boost your knowledge and take your career to the next level? But where should you start? Learn the differences between awards, certificates, and diplomas with the CIPD.

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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

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 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: 10/07/2019

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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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's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


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