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End of year reviews – a great time to have straightforward conversations

It’s that time of year again. Very few people honestly look forward to end of year reviews – managers or individuals - but they do have the potential to be incredibly insightful and motivating.
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The power of human connectedness in an uncertain world

Greater connectedness builds our capability to navigate uncertainty. Being, and feeling connected, is a fundamental human need – we all need to connect with other people, a sense of purpose and ultimately ourselves. But, it’s not always easy.
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Choosing the best learning format - Not just reverting back to traditional face-to-face

Increasingly leaders and L&D teams seem tempted to opt for in-person delivery, but they miss a trick if they simply revert to pre-pandemic methods. Some learning events are being highjacked for other reasons – like encouraging people back into offices.
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Benchmarking the changing role of L&D in 2023 - Survey Findings

For many in L&D and HR, 2023 is the first 2020s year where the pandemic hasn’t acutely disrupted strategic planning and operations. Yet, Covid-19 has changed organisational life forever.
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Psychological safety in teams and learning

We all know psychological safety matters. A wealth of evidence shows the connection between high levels of safety, engagement and team performance. But, what about psychological safety and learning specifically?
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The evolution of hybrid work: Putting leaders and managers at the heart of hybrid success

The latest stats on hybrid work show that it's in full swing and what employees and employers want. Many UK businesses are utilising a one-to-three day office week whilst job market data shows a 6,000% year-on-year increase in searches for hybrid jobs.
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Developing agile talent

Businesses need talent development strategies that are responsive to today’s uncertainty and pace. These need to be adaptable, inclusive, data-driven and speedy, delivering clear gains for the business, DE&I and talent agendas, as well as offering best-in-class learning.
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90% of businesses say agile learning cultures are ‘important’ or ‘extremely important’

New research from global learning and development (L&D) experts, Hemsley Fraser, and learning and communications platform vendor, 5App, reveals that agility, better business and talent strategy integration, and soft skills development will be key concerns for the function this year.
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Bridging the gap: Hybrid leadership and hybrid learning

Hybrid working is here to stay. Indeed, the CIPD recently found that 40% of firms are already operating a model which includes co-located work in a central workplace as well as remote operations; whilst firms such as Apple, Uber and Google have either recently ramped up, or already put in place, long-term hybrid plans.
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