Category Archives: Training News

7 Principles of Effective Training

It is not just trainers who need to understand how people really learn. Every manager, supervisor and team leader also needs to understand this, as they are responsible for ensuring their team members gain the knowledge and develop the skills necessary for high performance in a changing business environment. So in this article we will…
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Lessons from Starbucks

The well-known high street coffee shop, Starbucks, recently hit the news for its reaction to a racist incident in one of its US stores as it decided to close the entire business for a day to give training to every employee. So what did they do and did it work? (more…)
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Providing Staff With Training

With budgets tight and the loss of man hours whilst employees attend training, it is not surprising that many organisations find reasons to not provide training for their staff. The case for workplace learning has never been stronger, so such organisations are missing out on the many benefits their competitors (who provide training) achieve. (more…)
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The Training Carrot

What do you think of when you hear the words employee rewards and perks? Financial incentives? Bonus schemes? Of course these play a role, but most forward looking companies now recognise that money alone is not enough to attract and to retain the best people. (more…)
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Microlearning

One of the growing trends in learning and development is the use of microlearning. So in this article we look at what this is and how to make best use of it to improve business performance. (more…)
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Training Trends for 2018

According to recent research carried out by City & Guilds, 87% of employers struggle to recruit staff who have the skills they need and, of these, 38% highlight management roles as the hardest to fill. So what skills are missing? And what can you do about it? Results from a global survey carried out by…
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Training for Success

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is the ever changing business landscape. Organisations need to transform rapidly, but often try to do this without implementing effective training. As a result, many workers simply aren’t getting the professional development they need to learn new skills in order to be productive and effective. In a…
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Agile Learning

Many organisations seek to achieve an agile learning culture – that is a culture where individuals continually learn and grow together. The ultimate aim of an agile learning culture is to improve business performance by building the capability of the organisation to solve problems and facilitate new ways of working. Newly released research from the…
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Train Your Managers – Engage Your Staff

Have your staff come back from their holiday with a smile on their face, or do they look like they would rather be anywhere else but at work? Immediately after a holiday is a great time to check out the level of employee engagement. This is especially important as some recent research by Investors in…
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