Author Martinc

Curated Working people making project on tablet in modern office.
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: the UK’s Office for National Statistics has produced a report on the characteristics and benefits of training at work. This is the first time the ONS has produced such a report. Interestingly, and maybe not surprisingly, older workers get the least amount of training. there are also some disparities between men and women and full-time and part-time workers.

Curated Cover shot of Deloitte's 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report
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4 minutes (for the section on learning)

Editor’s note: Deloitte have published their latest annual report on human capital trends. at 112 pages, it is quite a read. This year’s top trend is learning – go to page 78 of the report to find insights on how learning needs to change to meet the needs of the workforce now and into the future. Central to this is learning in the flow of work.

Curated Reflection of a city in sunglasses lenses
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10 minutes

Editor’s note: There are some great reflections here on learning technologies from a design agency that specialises in the learning sector. In effect, it’s an outsider’s view of the best way to share knowledge and enable learning.

Curated A group of graduates holding diploma
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: If a third of UK graduates are overeducated for the role they are in then what does this say about degree-level education? And what is the impact of overeducation, or underemployment, on organisations? Overeducation is a persistent problem for UK employers.

Curated The word 'skills'
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5+ minutes

Editor’s note: This is an interesting resource from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It features, amongst other things, a skills diagnostic to show what types of skills are in short supply across a number of regions in the UK.

Curated illustration of a network
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2 minutes

Editor’s note: This short article from Harold Jarche very succinctly makes the case for building your own knowledge management and sense making skills and then applying those to teams and across organisations. This is a really useful blueprint for knowledge management in a networked world.

Curated A diagram of an organization chart drawn on sticky notes
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Editor’s note: The reason is not what you think. This is not an ego issue, rather an issue of empowerment. Research suggests that managers aren’t empowered to act on ideas from their teams. Rather they are encouraged to follow short term goals, which get in the way of pursuing ideas that might affect those goals and have longer term benefits.

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