Learning and Development

Index here items on human resource and employee development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and learning styles, learning interventions and apprenticeships.

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    Idiom proof

    The scenes of hundreds of English football hooligans rampaging through French city streets during the World Cup were nothing short of a national disgrace. Yet the attitudes of some companies and their staff towards customers...

    Next CEO named

    “I plan to raise the profile of the business people involved in the Tec network and make them key players in their communities,” she told People Management. Henderson, who promised to ensure that Tecs are “bold” in their...

    Low-grade testing

    I read the letter from S Morton about the appropriateness of the IPD putting so much weight on exams (11 June) with interest. This emphasis seems out of step with the emphasis it rightly places on learning through practical...

    Knowledge Management: A Real Business Guide

    Editor Stuart Rock Publisher Caspian Publishing (0171 828 0706), in association with the CBI and IBM Price £15 ISBN 1 90184403 X Consisting of short contributions by senior managers and business leaders, this book offers...

    Cycling proficiency

    Organisations seek to develop business strategies to beat the competition in fast-changing markets. But how do business leaders know whether they have the people to carry through these strategies? And how do line managers...

    Exams will stand the test of time

    S Morton (Letters, 11 June) appears not to like exams. He might have written in similar vein to virtually every university, professional body and school in the country – but I cannot accept the suggestion that exams are particularly...

    The Interviewing Programme

    Producer Video Arts (0171 637 7288) Price £750-£1500, according to usage The recently released CD-Rom, The Interviewing Programme, has a long history. You may remember the early Video Arts classic on interviewing, in which...

    The Ascendant Organisation

    Author Peter Wickens Publisher Macmillan Business (01256 302699) Price £15.99 ISBN 0 333 73580 3 This is an updated, paperback version of Wickens’ 1995 book on achieving long-term business success through the commitment of...

    An Anthology of Counselling at Work

    Editor Lynn Macwhinnie Publisher Association for Counselling at Work (01788 335617) Price £11 ISBN 0 946181 70 5 Published with the intention of giving managers a clearer understanding of the role of counselling in the workplace...

    Talent scout (in brief)

    Coleman Peterson, senior vice-president of people at Wal-Mart, received a SHRM award for professional excellence. The giant retail chain has 750,000 “associates” (employees) in the US and a further 150,000 worldwide. Peterson...