New research from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) finally puts to bed any questions about the benefits of mentoring. The findings confirm that organisations with mentoring programmes enjoy higher employee engagement and retention, see greater support for the growth of high-potential employees, and realise both improved intra-organisational relationships and better collaboration and knowledge management and transfer.Read more
In February 2018 after four years working in the sales department, I became the Sales Manager for Vodeclic. This opportunity coincided with Skillsoft’s acquisition of the company so as you can imagine it was a steep learning curve.Read more
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fundamentally reshaping the way organisations manage data. It went into effect May of this year, and failure to comply means companies could face hefty fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million.Read more
Consider this, 84% of organisations anticipate a shortfall of leaders in the next five years, yet more money is invested in leadership development than any aspect of corporate learning. Pretty sobering data given the fundamental shifts business is experiencing as both political and digital forces radically transform the marketplace.Read more
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organisation founded in 1948 to advance the prevention of mental and emotional disorders. They educate on the proper treatment of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health, thus designating today, October 10, as World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY).Read more
Digital transformation is everywhere. It enables organisations to compete more effectively in the ever-changing digital economy, yet it instills fear and misapprehension in many as some view it as responsible for heralding in an era of skill shortages and job losses.Read more
The adoption of consumer-oriented customer-facing technologies to improve the user experience is challenging everything we know about behaviour, what people want, and importantly for L&D, the expectations people have about how organisations plan to deliver career development opportunities.Read more
For the past couple of years, talk about the skills shortage is never far from the headlines. It’s a problem that isn’t going away and by all accounts, it is getting worse.
For example, there is a decline in the number of people taking computing qualifications at second level education.Read more
I know the title sounds like something out of a bad movie but in the spirit of good faith, stay with me.
The DevOps market size is expected to grow from $3.42 billion in 2018 to $ 10.31 billion by 2023.Read more
As a child, I was taught my times tables with the technique known as rote learning or rote repetition – depending on who you talk to – or as I thought of it then, our class singalong.Read more