Author Martinc

Curated Image of the Hyatt Rise HR oromotional poster
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: It’s good to see how an organisation is using virtual reality as a part of its onboarding activities. This approach enables potential employees to look around a virtual hotel and take a look at the different types of roles that are on offer.

Curated Cover of Udemy skills report 2018
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15 minutes

Editor’s note: This research, which is mostly based on US respondents, provides a reminder that a large proportion of employees are aware of the need to keep developing their skills in order to develop their careers. And that training opportunities are an important part of the employee value proposition.

Curated road sign that says Never stop learning
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4 minutes

Editor’s note: This article suggests that there is a real benefit in linking self-development to employee performance goals. This helps employees focus on the skills they need to be good at their current role and enable them to think about what skills they need to develop to progress their careers.

Curated Embryologist transferring egg to special culture media in petri dish
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: This is a fascinating look at how attempts to change a company culture using values statements can back-fire. Just reading it makes you realise that organisations treat employees in peculiar ways and then wonder why things don’t work.

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4 minutes

Editor’s note: So much of what L&D teams do crosses over into marketing so hot makes sense to be up to speed with the trends that marketing teams are looking to embrace. Interestingly, this list isn’t too dissimilar to the trends we see in L&D.

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2 minutes

Editor’s note: Do you use personas when designing learning interventions? if so, read this article to identify – and avoid – some common mistakes in creating them.

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2 minutes

Editor’s note: Microsoft, who own LinkedIn, look like they are turning the screw on corporate learning. They now have a suite of productivity tools and are turning LinkedIn into a more open learning platform. As a learning platform, LinkedIn looks very useful for employees as it will provide you with options based on your skills and experience. By opening up the platform to other content providers, its offer becomes more compelling. Definitely a vendor worth keeping an eye on.

Curated College student alone in large lecture hall
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: An anthropologist was sent in to a university that produces leading research into how students learn best to find out why the university wan’t putting its research into practice. The key finding? Fear of looking stupid. This is a great example of how and why innovation stalls.

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