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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    Sainsbury’s holds manager training programme at Center Parcs

    Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is sending its store managers to Center Parcs for a series of 70 training events over the summer. The programme, which is already underway and runs until the end of August, will see over...

    Interview with Stephen Covey: Habit of a lifetime

    Stephen R Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can reach their maximum potential. He clearly leads by example, having acquired a string of accolades to date. His most famous work, The 7 Habits of...

    Meredith Belbin: Team weaver

    You would be hard pressed to think of anyone more influential to our understanding of workplace teams than Meredith Belbin. Now in his eighties, but still active as a consultant and as visiting professor at Henley Management...

    Hewlett-Packard uses masters degree to retain top talent

    A masters degree at Hewlett-Packard (HP), developed with Portsmouth Business School, is proving a success and helping the firm to retain top talent. The IT giant currently has 21 employees at the halfway point in its 18-month...

    Judith Whitaker

    When I joined the DVLA as director of HR and estates in 2008, the organisation had been suffering a high level of sickness absence. In 2005 this had reached a peak of 14 days per head a year on average, at a cost of £10.3...

    Are women better team players?

    Teams are stronger than individuals. Or at least well-functioning ones demonstrate greater levels of intelligence in their work. That's the finding from a new study that has just been published by the Massachusetts Institute...

    Emotional intelligence centre stage

    Of 2,158 managers recently polled by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), 44 per cent of them said they excelled at people management. However, when these claims were tested on 6,056 workers through a specially designed...

    Generation Y distrusts bosses, finds study

    Nearly a third of Generation Y workers do not trust their employer, a study by recruitment consultants Badenoch and Clark has found. In the survey of 1,002 office-based professionals aged 16 to 24, almost a third (32.2 per...

    Volvo uses e-learning to drive culture shift

    A digital e-learning programme at Volvo Cars UK is helping to bring about a shift in management culture to boost staff engagement. The employer is using digital training films from Video Arts to train 500 managers at its...

    Where are all the UK leaders?

    After little more than three years in the role, I wonder how Tony Hayward felt when he finally announced last month that he was stepping down as chief executive of BP. After the media furore surrounding the Gulf of Mexico...