Three short video reviews of the CIPD L&D Show 2014

Here are three short video reviews of the conference sessions we attended at the CIPD L&D Show 2014.

Google’s approach to learning: research how people learn and design for that

Technology giant google says social learning is at the core of the company’s approach to learning and development. Speaking at the CIPD L&D Show 2014, Aimee O’Malley, L&D business partner at Google, said that the role of L&D at Google was to ‘give colleagues the tools and infrastructure they need to learn and then get […]

Rigid organisational structures stifle leadership development, says CIPD research

Rigid organisational hierarchies are one of the main barriers to improving management and leadership skills in today’s workplaces, according to new research from the CIPD released at the L&D Show 2014. The research report,  Leadership – easier said than done – shows that many employees are required to use ‘distributed leadership’ as a leadership approach […]

Facebook’s management operating system


Facebook’s management operating system is built on the strengths and passion of managers, according to Jeff Turner, head of learning and development EMEA at Facebook. talking at the CIPD’s L&D Show, Turner told delegates the social networking site provides dual track careers in which employees are either individual contributors or managers – both are seen […]

Businesses slowly wake up to measuring the impact of learning, says CIPD 2014 learning survey

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annual learning survey shows that the number of organisations measuring return on investment from L&D practices has increased from 26% to 48%. And, over 50% say business knowledge and commercial awareness is critical to success in L&D/OD. Flip those stats on their head and you see the challenge […]

The CIPD L&D Show – the schedule in word clouds

CIPD conference wordcloud

This week we will be at the CIPD’s L&D Show at London’s Kensington Olympia. This year’s event has a new name but looks at first glance as if it has the same format of conference case studies and exhibition hall seminars. To give you a flavour of the topics being covered we have produced a […]

CIPD social media research

Editor’s note: Perry Timms, CIPD Social Media Engagement Adviser, provides some tips on using social media and mobile technology to support learning.

More than a third of UK employers have stepped up to help bridge the gap between education and work

Editor’s note: COPD research shows the extent to which employers are linking up with schools to help reduce the UK’s high level of youth unemployment.

Social media in HR infographic

Editor’s note: Only 32% of employees use social media for L&D and other stats from recent CIPD research into social media.

#missingout? CIPD research finds the ‘social business’ is out there, but it hasn’t gone viral yet

Editor’s note: Research from the CIPD shows that workers are using social tools outside of work but far less inside work. Still some work to do by organisations then . . .

Video: CIPD CEO Peter Cheese shares his vision for HR

Here is Peter Cheese’s keynote to the annual CIPD conference in Manchester.

Silos, skills gaps and suspicion are preventing HR from joining the big data and talent analytics revolution, CIPD research reveals

A complex mix of silos, skills gaps and suspicion are preventing HR from tapping into the big data and talent analytics revolution to better inform the function’s strategy and measure its impact. That’s according to new research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and development, in association with Oracle Corporation EMEA. The term […]

People data available in three clicks at Unilever


Unilever has put all its people data in one place so that 100,000 users can get to the information within three seconds or five clicks. Talking about how the company has centralized its global data reporting for HR, James Stringer, director, HR Information, said that the company had set up a global HR operating framework […]

Word cloud preview of the CIPD conference 2013

CIPD 13 word cloud

Next week is the CIPD annual conference which this year celebrates 100 years of the CIPD. We will be there and reporting on events. We are also hoping to interview keynote speaker and author Dan Pink. Ask you can see from the seminar programme, big data, OD and leadership are big themes at the conference. […]

Megatrends: What’s revolutionising the world of work

Editor’s note: Useful research that highlights the big trends that are affecting our (working) lives.