Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report on the impact of technology on the employee experience. Now that technology is playing an even greater part in working life it is important to consider its impact on well-being, job quality and engagement. This report shares research findings on these factors.
Editor’s note: Deloitte’s annual human capital research continues the theme of the social organisation, something it highlighted in its 2018 report. This year’s research identifies some interesting trends – ones that might not have been in your agenda in 2019. Lots to think about here.
Editor’s note: Research from LinkedIn Learning charts the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on L&D teams. It is surprisingly upbeat, showing that L&D has become more strategic as a result of the pandemic.
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Editor’s note: Kindness is the theme of this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As a part of its support for the week, the Mental Health Foundation carried out research of more than 4,000 adults in the UK to get their thoughts on kindness and its impact on them.
Editor’s note: The Learning guild has produced a research report on learning experience design. It provides an overview of experience design, which has been a round for many yeas, and how this is being adopted in learning design. (Free membership required to download the report.)
Editor’s note: A survey of more than 75,000 workers in the UK shows that more than a quarter have not felt supported at work during the Covid-19 pandemic and nearly half feel anxious. Organisations score better on communications. The report highlights the need for clear communications and leadership and a compassionate and carting approach towards employees.
Editor’s note: Gallup is tracking the impact of (and response to) the Covid-19 pandemic on workplaces in the US through regular surveys. This article looks at the leadership response so far.
Editor’s note: This research looks at reskilling and how companies are looking to reskilling programmes to help provide the capabilities needed for the future.
Editor’s note: Research from Robert Half shows that improving workplace culture is a top priority this year. Within this, the research shows that employers are looking to improve diversity inclusion. Interestingly, the research shows that mentoring and training programmes are the number one tactic for improving workplace culture.
Editor’s note: There’s not a lot of insight from the research mentioned in this article. However, there is one data point that’s worth considering, and that is that just 23% of UK employers plan to focus their training and development activity on senior leaders in the next 12 months. This chimes with other research. So, why are senior leaders left out of L&D activities?
Editor’s note: OK, so you won’t be shocked or surprised by this list. But take a moment to reflect, and remember, why people come to work. It’s to be a part of a team, to be fulfilled, because of the people, to feel valued etc.
Editor’s note: This research of 20,000 people shows that the majority who learn work-related skills online do so off their own bat. Only 18% say their employer suggested or required it. And yet many L&D professionals say self-directed learning is a challenge for organisations.
Editor’s note: This is the rebranded reincarnation of Towards Maturity’s health check. As ever, there are some great insights in here. It doesn’t make for easy reading but that’s the point. It tells the profession it needs to get better in a number of areas.
Editor’s note: This research always makes for a challenging read. For example, 65% of learning professionals do not think learning platforms are fit for the modern workforce. This is useful research for understanding what buyers want from learning tech.