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: 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.
Editor’s note: In this article, Charles Jennings suggests system and process training should be consigned to the bin. Instead, L&D should focus on the performance problem that needs to be fixed.
Editor’s note: Dan Pontefract looks at why CEOs need to rethink their approach to learning – or rather why they need to perceive it as learning rather tha training.
Editor’s note: Analyst Josh Bersin looks at the growing corporate training market and where the investment is training is being spent.
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Editor’s note: Andrew Jacobs likens training to making Mexican food. As he says, ‘Over used, the dish is ruined. Too little, and it’s bland and tasteless. Welcome to the L&D world of activities.’
Editor’s note: Are we guilty of taking a deterministic view of ‘training’ in the workplace? Charles Jennings unpicks this approach and provides an alternative way of thinking about the role of learning in the workplace.
Editor’s note: Donald Taylor makes the point that L&D should be shifting from talking about ‘delivering training’ to ‘supporting learning’ – that’s why training departments changed their name to L&D, he says.
Editor’s note: Eduardo Salas, a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Central Florida, has studied corporate training programs for more than two decades. What happens before and after a training session, he says, is just as important as the actual instruction itself.