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Know Your Audience

The Prime Minister’s poor delivery of his speech to the CBI this week has highlighted how a lack of preparation, and a failure to understand what your audience expects can derail even an experienced public speaker.

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Just Not Cricket

Look at just about every job advertisement and there'll be mention of diversity and respect in the little section at the bottom talks about the organisation's values. However, not every organisation really manages this aspect. As Yorkshire Cricket Club have not found out, failure to manage diversity issues, can have significant consequences.

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The Cost of Losing Talent

A recent survey of 6,000 workers showed that 25% intended to move jobs in the next few months. While this may be good news for organisations seeking to recruit talent, there is a danger to all organisations that they might lose the talent they need to retain. 

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Autonomy and Control

There are many workers who no longer want to work in an office 5 days per week, but there are so many 'flavours' of hybrid working, there's no clear picture of what the future of work looks like. Unless, that is, one considers that what people may actually want is greater autonomy rather than the control of office working.

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Functionality, Complexity, and Necessity

Life is complicated, so why do we continue to acquire stuff that is more complex, and has functions, that we just don't need? Perhaps we should shift focus from all the functions on offer, and think about what we need.

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Making Good Managers

While some people may be natural born leaders, many of us have had leadership thrust upon us. Having proved ourselves to be more than competent at our jobs, we are promoted to manage a team or department. And we're just expected to get on with it, and work it all out for ourselves. There has to be a better way ...

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Are We There Yet?

Last week it was estimated that numbers commuting and in offices were at least a third below pre-pandemic levels. Despite the Prime Minister suggesting that anyone not returning to the office would be "gossiped about" and would "lose out", it seems we're not yet sure what the future of work is going to look like.

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Ready For Hybrid Working?

Hybrid working is now a 'thing', but organisations are struggling to figure it out. Employees who don't get the flexibility they desire are quitting in droves, having re-assessed priorities during lockdown. So what can employers do to attract and hold onto the talent they need?

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Resistance

It's not just working life that changed for many during the pandemic. Those who worked from home have embraced a re-balancing between their home and working lives, and as a result are not rushing back to the office full time. Hybrid working, with the working week split between home and office, is presumed to be the new normal. So why is there resistance to the idea of hybrid work?

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Making Meaningful Training

It's not enough to import old training slides into an authoring tool and call it e-learning. Employees only value training they find meaningful. So what counts as meaningful training?

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Flexible Working or Employee Exit?

For both organisations, and their employees, working from home (WFH) has caused a shift in the idea of how things should work. Individuals who WFH are now more focused on their personal health and wellbeing. It's now up to employers to decide what'd they're prepared to do to hold onto the talent they've invested in.

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Choosing a LMS

There is a large number of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) on the market, and choosing the right one for your organisation is not easy. Here's a few point to consider before you begin looking ...

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Care, Courtesy and Consideration

COVID restrictions in England are to be lifted on July 19th. What can employers do to keep their employees, and anyone who visits their premises, safe?

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Leadership Ethics

Business ethics has been a subject of discussion for some years, but seems disconnected from leadership morals. Is it possible for an organisation to be ethical if its leadership is not bound by the rules and standards it imposes on employees?

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No New Normal

There has been a focus on working from home (WFH) and the adoption of hybrid (part-time in the office) working, but this has ignored those for whom these options don't apply. Isn't it time to look at how their working lives have changed and revisit their training needs?

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Why is e-Learning so Complicated

As classroom-style training isn't an option, and hasn't been for over a year, it makes sense to move to e-learning training. Only, when you look into it, it seems you need something called a LMS - but what is an LMS?

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The ROI of a Learning Management System

When organisations start looking at Learning Management Systems (LMS) they sometimes see it as a cost. However, the right LMS can actually reduce training costs. Here's how ...

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Hybrid Working

According to a recent BBC survey of the 50 biggest UK employers, it seems that going forward hybrid working will be the norm for many. But what are the implications of this change?

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