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.
Editor’s note: The Institute of Leadership and Management has carried out research looking at the factors that a effect employee satisfaction. There are some interesting insights into the importance of L&D in here.
Editor’s note: Donald Taylor, chair of the Learning and Performance Institute, has just released the results from his annual L&D sentiment survey. Learning professionals are asked to vote for what they think will be ‘hot’ for the year ahead. Learning analytics topped the poll.
Editor’s note: Thanks to John Curran for sharing this link to a fantastic piece on why note-taking in the learning context really helps the learning process. Why aren’t L&D teams teaching note-taking?
Editor’s note: In the week that Towards Maturity became Emerald Works, former Towards maturity founder Laura Overton reflects on the research reports that most stand out for here. These reflections show how much (and how little) the sector has changed in 15 years.
Editor’s note: Research from the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development lifts the lid on bullying and sexual harassment at work. Worryingly, 40% of those who have been bullied or harassed say their manager was responsible. The report highlights the need to educate and support managers in order to stamp out these types of behaviours.
Editor’s note: The Edelman Trust barometer has been measuring people’s trust in government, business, NGOs and media for 20 years. The latest version has just been launched and it makes interesting reading for employers. How example, “An overwhelming number of respondents believe that it is the duty of business to pay decent wages (83 percent) and provide retraining for workers whose jobs are threatened by automation (79 percent). Yet less than a third of people trust that business will do these.”