September 20, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Top 6 best HR and L&D podcasts

Podcasts have been around for a while now and are hugely popular. But what are they exactly? A podcast is an audio or video show, commonly a series of episodes. The term, coined by a BBC journalist back in 2004, is a portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’, but podcasts are not just restricted to iPod…

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August 24, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Five of the best Ted Talks for HR & L&D

TED talks have been around for quite a long time now – since 1984. Just in case any of you don’t know or are hazy about what TED talks are and what their purpose is, here’s a quick summary. They are short talks (18 minutes or less) given by expert speakers on any number of…

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August 16, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Getting back in to study mode – a useful guide

You might remember studying at school, college or university as it wasn’t too long ago. Alternatively, it may have been years since you have studied and have forgotten what formal education is like. Some things that you may be thinking about though, are how to advance your career, gain a promotion, get in to a…

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August 14, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

How to choose the right HR or L&D programme for your development

When it comes to training, HR and L&D professionals are spoilt for choice. There are so many courses, so many training providers and so many areas of HR/L&D to explore. This amount of choice can of course present challenges – which course should you choose? Which training provider should you choose? Do you want an…

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August 2, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Are you taking full advantage of the apprenticeship levy?

It is all too easy for employers to view the new apprenticeship levy in a negative light. It’s a cost, it’s a hassle, it entails new processes and procedures, it’s an imposition….However, there are actually several things about the new approach to apprenticeships that are good for employers and the wider workforce, not just apprentices.…

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Develop Yourself Survey – chance to win a CIPD qualification

What do people see as effective ways of learning? What more can be done to support a learning culture? How will approaches to learning change over the coming twelve months? These are just some of the questions we’re getting responses to in the 2017 DPG Develop Yourself Survey. Get inside the answers to these questions…

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July 12, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Learning how to learn

Barbara Oakley has a lot to say about learning how to learn. An awful lot. There’s this TEDx talk that has received multiple viewings. There’s her books, such as ‘Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if you Flunked Algebra)’. And then there’s the course that Oakley, an educator, writer and…

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