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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    How to... motivate middle managers

    Middle managers may have the most challenging role in any company. It’s difficult for them to manage expectations of those above and below them, and they’re often not fully understood or accepted by either. At the same time...

    HR gets in the way of public-sector line managers

    It is not the  poor quality of line management in the public sector that needs to be addressed for public services to be capable of responding to the challenge of budget cuts, it is the bureaucracy that prevents line management...

    Summaries: a selection of HR-related books

    Title: Voice of Influence – How to get People to Love to Listen to you Author: Judy Apps Publisher:   Crown House Publishing Date: November 2009 Price: £16.99 ISBN: 9781845902889 Combining her skills in voice coaching...

    Public-sector line management must improve, says CIPD

    The poor quality of line management in the public sector must be addressed if public services are to be capable of responding to the challenge of budget cuts, according to a report from the CIPD. In the first report from...

    Employers ‘fail to communicate business plans’

    Employers are failing to communicate their business plans properly to their staff and are missing out on engagement as a result, according to research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis...

    Leading charities

    I read with interest “Charity sector ‘failing to develop leaders’”, but can assure you this is not uniformly the case (News, 5 November). Save the Children works globally in an increasingly complex and turbulent world – and...

    Tightening immigration will lead to doctor shortage, says BMA

    Restrictions on recruiting doctors from outside Europe could cause a shortage of medical staff, the BMA has warned. The organisation was responding to plans, announced by Gordon Brown last week , to tighten the immigration...

    Leaders need to learn from failure, says Collins

    The single biggest constraint on organisations is the ability to fill the right seats with the right people, bestselling author Jim Collins told delegates at the opening keynote session of the CIPD’s annual conference. ...

    Perry Timms

    Managerial positions at the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), the UK’s largest distributor of lottery money, have historically been filled by a mixture of internal and external appointments. But what was lacking was an internal development...

    Charities fail to grow their own leaders

    A leadership development gap has opened up between charities and the public and private sectors, and the ‘third sector’ must close it, a charity expert has said. There is still “very little development available for leadership...