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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    Return on investment

    What is the most effective way to measure the return on investment in developing talent and leaders? Mike Morrison of RapidBI will be providing some practical ideas and examples at a forthcoming CIPD forum networking meeting...

    MPs blame inadequate training for T5 “embarrassment”

    The training programme for employees at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 was “inadequate”, the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has said. This was one reason behind the opening of the terminal...

    For learning that will last, link tools with tasks

    How many people say, “I went on a course, but never used it and so completely forgot what I learnt!” Is this because the training was inadequate or simply not relevant? This issue can easily be ignored by training...

    Training needs line manager support

    Support from line managers is crucial to the success of training courses, according to a recent study. Almost a third of training is wasted because employees do not get a chance to apply their learning, with line managers...

    Link training to goals to determine ROI

    Determining return on investment (ROI) is often perceived as the ultimate goal for trainers, but why is it so rarely undertaken? Is it because it is too difficult and costly, or do we avoid it for fear that the results would...

    How to... face training evaluation head-on

    Evaluation is undoubtedly the holy grail of the learning and development world and in recent years there has been an increased focus on the need to prove return on investment (ROI). However, at times this focus has baffled...

    Losing out from lack of training follow ups

    My biggest frustration with training providers is the lack of follow-up that I all too frequently encounter. Many show impressive dedication when pitching for the contract, and preparing the course itself, then fail to demonstrate...

    Ineffective training is wasting budgets

    Irrelevant training and failure to follow up means up to half of finance departments are wasting their annual training budget, according to research. The survey of 500 finance, accounts and payroll departments by secure...

    Teamworking and communication training introduced for new doctors

    A scheme to assess junior doctors on their communication, teamworking and patient-safety skills is being launched this week. Almost 5,000 trainee doctors in their first year after medical school will start the "Foundation...

    Evaluation and evolution

    Whatever ideas emerge in learning and development over the next year, two things are certain. First, seminars or workshops on training evaluation will continue to be popular. Second, however good the presenter, a significant...