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.

Posts

    Case study: Allianz

    How global insurer Allianz reinvented personal development opportunities for technical experts The problem The strength and reputation of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s brand...

    Charity calls for trained careers teachers in every secondary school

    But businesses should provide ‘additional help’ to get students work-ready, says education secretary Charity Teach First is the latest organisation to call for better provision of quality careers advice for...

    The five most difficult workplace conversations

    From redundancy to a reluctant CEO, People Management guides you through the chats every HR professional dreads 1 Confronting an office bully It’s all about the language – and keeping your cool An accusation...

    How to work for Alex Faulkner

    Director of HR at Phones 4u “We want to have the best-trained people on the high street” I fell into HR after five years in recruitment, and since 2006 have built my career at Phones 4u. I took a pay freeze...

    HR Confessional: Technology gone bad

    Why machinery is only as effective as those who operate it When I heard my line manager laughing hysterically after I sent him a spreadsheet I’d compiled I couldn’t understand what had happened. Walking to...

    Careers: routes to HR

    From Army officer to analytical chemist, HR is attracting the brightest minds. But is switching career always a good idea? Biochemist, architect, accountant, travel agent, warehouse manager, music agent… even a...

    How to be a better HR networker

    Top tips for building contacts in the profession There was a time when networking was seen as an after-thought or something you only invested in when you were looking for a new job, but more and more experts are championing...

    The HR career hit squad

    Our three experts show People Management readers how to get their working lives back on track The experts: Jane Garrard, regional director, Personal Career Management; Kerwin Hack, head of delivery, Fairplace Cedar; Emma...

    The HR books of the year

    People Management picks five top cerebral stocking-fillers Lean In (Sheryl Sandberg) The Facebook executive’s mix of advice and autobiography, focused on empowering women to succeed in the corporate world, has been...

    How to resign – and keep your dignity

    When most people leave their job, they do it amicably. But even if you hold a grievance, going out in a blaze of fury is a seriously bad idea. It might leave you temporarily sated (like Greg Smith, who famously called Goldman...