Tags: Learning & Development

How to calculate and maximise ROI on training

Published: 05/05/2016

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.

The 3 Biggest Training Challenges

Published: 25/01/2016

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.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Internal Training

Published: 04/11/2015

Internal training enables professionals to receive training courses that tailors their expertise according to the unique necessities of their respective companies. Professionals do not have to leave their workplaces to receive this training. That saves both time and energy and the training is proven to be more efficient in that way as individuals receive hands-on experience relevant to their career profile. Before arranging internal or in-house training, companies should consider both positive and negative aspects in order to measure the extent of benefits one can receive through this type of training.

Is multitasking a positive or negative activity for your children?

Published: 16/09/2015

How often have we observed children glued to their smart phones or personal digital assistants while watching TV or doing homework? Often they do so in the name of ‘learning’. Blame the generation or technology, children including adolescents are shuttling between gadgets almost all the time and are becoming too used to the notion of ‘multitasking’. In this increasingly digital era there has been a rise in the younger generation multitasking due to the ease of access to information and social hubs via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. However is multitasking a benefit or a hindrance to your daily life?

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Top 5 UK training industry blogs

Published: 22/06/2015

Keep up-to-date with developments in training trends with these 5 premiere UK blogs that will keep you informed on educational technology breakthroughs, learning and development research, and the constantly evolving best-practice for developing employees.

Each of these blogs has unique insight to offer - whether you're working in learning and development as an HR professional, deliver training, or take a keen interest in your professional development.

How to build a culture of learning in your organisation

Published: 29/05/2015

Want to keep your team motivated and engaged? Findcourses.co.uk gives you some tips to help you build a learning culture in your organisation.

Find out how to encourage your employees to try learning at work, inspire your team and help them develop in their roles.

Findcourses.co.uk reveals top public sector training buyers for 2013-14

Published: 29/04/2015

An analysis of all the enquiries made via the Findcourses.co.uk website(s) during 2013-14 has revealed the public entities most committed to procuring training and professional development opportunities for their staff.

The report outlines the most training-focused public sector bodies across Local and Central Government, the NHS and other public agencies.

6 ways to make the most out of an L&D event

Published: 18/02/2015

Industry events provide a lot of potential for HR and L&D practitioners to develop fresh ideas, discover new products & services and generally get inspired to achieve more in their workplace.

But it's easy to get lost at large conferences like Learning & Skills and the CIPD Show, particularly when you're attending for the first time. Here are 6 tricks to stay on track and make the most of these events.

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Unlocking the Value in Your Training Budget with Training the Trainer

Published: 12/02/2015

Internal training and knowledge-sharing are key to organisational success, but training doesn't come naturally to everyone - trainers need to develop a specific skillset in order to succeed.

And that's why Training the Trainer courses can help you unlock more value for your organisation than you ever thought possible. Melanie Windle, trainer for sales and business training company MLP, explains how.

3 Predictions for the Learning & Development Sector in 2015

Published: 06/02/2015

In order to counter the UK's growing skills gap, Learning & Development departments will need to find new ways to encourage & engage staff in training that will allow them to stay competitive in their markets.

But how will they get there? Nick Fernando, Head of Content at Filtered.com, explains why adaptivity, simple complexity and bottom-up content curation will rule the roost in 2015.