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3 Million Apprenticeships: How SMART Is That?

3 Million Apprenticeships: How SMART Is That? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Now that the dust has firmly settled on the UK election, it seems to be an appropriate time to examine in some depth, the new government’s commitment to 3 million Apprenticeships during the lifetime of the parliament.

 

"3 million Apprenticeships” makes a great soundbite but there is a huge difference between a Twitter-friendly phrase and an achievable strategic goal. Whilst it is admirable that the government would appear to be positioning Apprenticeships as a flagship policy, we now need to understand exactly what they plan to do to achieve this target whilst at the same time addressing some of the many problems of the present Apprenticeship programme.

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How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What’s the best way to bring your new employee on board? Who do you enlist in the training? And how long should you expect it to take?

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70:20:10 – beyond the numbers

70:20:10 – beyond the numbers | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

The 70:20:10 model is being used by an increasing number of organisations across the globe. Many find it resonates with their experiences and their desire to extend the focus on learning beyond the classroom. Others are finding it useful as a model or framework to help build more resilient people development strategies and to help create cultures of continuous learning.

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L&D must embrace digital learning

L&D must embrace digital learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

The fact that almost every employee in every organisation has a smartphone or a tablet - and is accustomed to gaining instant access to information - has created a huge opportunity to provide digital learning and just-in-time performance support. In many organisations, there’s a tremendous appetite to access learning on-demand, anytime and anywhere. But according to recent research from the CIPD, 64 per cent of L&D professionals don’t have the capabilities to support learners online. If you can’t provide the right content in the format that people want to receive, you risk alienating your learners. Worse, you risk making your entire L&D department irrelevant.

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Time to Increase the ROT

Time to Increase the ROT | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Viewing training as an investment seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Given this and the fact that UK businesses alone are estimated to spend over £50 billion a year on training, it is no wonder that management is so ready to ditch it. It could not be otherwise. That is why the time has come to measure and increase the ROT.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 22, 4:36 PM

While I understand the idea of Return on Training, not sure I agree with the acronym of ROT, although it may have more resemblance to some training than people are willing to talk about. The idea of training is excellent but there needs to be an execution factor after the training. Too often training takes place but then never put to use, thereby wasting dollars.  Appreciate your bringing this out Bay. Have a great weekend.

David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 5:42 AM

An OD take on why the ROT doesn't need to be stooped - just the opposite!

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A successful approach to blended learning

A successful approach to blended learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

The term blended learning was only created in the late 90s, despite the concept being present since the commencement of instructional design. The growing accessibility of digital learning and the continued need for a human component to learning has led to the development of a blended learning approach within all learning environments including schools, universities and organisations. Blended learning is a phrase currently being used to describe the way digital learning is being amalgamated with traditional classroom approaches with the inclusion of independent learning

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10 L&D shifts you need to make | ILM – Insight

10 L&D shifts you need to make | ILM – Insight | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
At the CIPD Learning and Development show head of L&D Andy Lancaster shared his top learning shifts for L&D professionals in one of the sessions. Here they are
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Walking the Talk to Well-being

Walking the Talk to Well-being | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Flourishing is a combination of feeling good and functioning well. Walking promotes both. It lifts the mood and enables creative thinking and problem-solving. I’ll leave the final word to Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

“Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, & the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

 
The world’s largest urban walking festival is taking place in Bristol, the European Green Capital, until the 31st May. I am taking part in a walk for well-being on Sunday 17th May. You are welcome to join us in the West Country, UK or maybe organize your own walk for well-being.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 13, 11:09 AM

As a recently converted dog walker, I can attest the benefits of the local park!

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Evaluating Engagement

Evaluating Engagement | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Is employee engagement worth it? It’s a simple enough question and the answer is unquestionably yes! We could stop there and make this one of the shortest articles ever to grace the pages of Training Zone but for those who may have concerns that employee engagement is a fluffy nice to have rather than a business imperative, perhaps we better expand a little

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Four Steps to Effective Change Management for HR

Four Steps to Effective Change Management for HR | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

No matter the size of the organization, change is one of life’s constants in today’s business environment.


With all that change going on, everyone must be an expert on managing change effectively — right?


Wrong.


Most changes in organizations fail, due in part to employee resistance, failure to adequately prepare and miscommunication. Research shows that change initiatives are nearly twice as likely to fail as a result of organizational resistance rather than technical or operational issues.

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EXCLUSIVE: HR is at a crossroads and we need to act

EXCLUSIVE: HR is at a crossroads and we need to act | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Just one in 10 UK organisations rate their HR performance as ‘excellent’ and none believe their organisation provides ‘excellent’ development for HR. A further 66% said their HR functions lacked the capabilities needed to meet the rate of change across the organisation.

Released as part of Deloitte’s UK Human Capital Trends report, an annual survey looking at business priorities and concerns across organisations in the UK, the statistics paint a worrying picture of the perception of HR’s impact on business performance.

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Being bullied at work? How to recognise the signs and take appropriate action

Being bullied at work? How to recognise the signs and take appropriate action | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Bullying is a gradual wearing down process that makes individuals feel demeaned and inadequate, that they can never get anything right, and that they are hopeless, not only within their work environment, but also in their domestic life.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 12:35 PM

Workplace bullying costs UK businesses alone £2bn per annum - CIPD.  What are you doing about it? 

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What is Adaptive Learning?

What is Adaptive Learning? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven. .Learn more:. - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Adaptive+Learning  
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 6:12 PM
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, May 26, 3:15 AM

its sounds good

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Is perseverance more important than intelligence?

Is perseverance more important than intelligence? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Intelligence, or a person’s cognitive ability to understand and deal with complex problems in a rational and purposeful way, is undoubtedly a huge asset in the workplace, and is crucial in dealing effectively with work demands and challenges.

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5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

 

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

 

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint.

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The Science Of Persuasion (Infographic)

The Science Of Persuasion (Infographic) | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

To sell something, you have to convince a buyer that they not only want your offering, theyneed it. To be clear, I’m not talking about fooling them into buying a piece of junk. Oftentimes, prospect…


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5 Reasons Why HR Is Not A Function Anymore

5 Reasons Why HR Is Not A Function Anymore | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
According to research by my colleague Fawn Fitter, HR has managed to edge its way into the C-suite in some companies, with mixed results. In some cases, the invitation is disingenuous and the CHRO gets to sit there and listen while everyone else makes the real decisions. In other cases, the top HR executives simply don’t have the necessary business chops to add much to the discussion.

This has got to change. In a recent interview with Fawn, Karie Wilyerd, Vice President of Enablement of Learning, SAP Education, and User Adoption for SAP, cited five strategic areas where HR must manage coming changes:

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 2:24 AM

5 strategic areas for HR credibility

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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Why experiential learning is so important in business

Why experiential learning is so important in business | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
While organizations routinely report subscribing to the 70/20/10 learning model, very few actually practice it. Experiential learning can be more cost effective, tailored, and scalable.

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, May 17, 6:28 AM

The business case is obvious since experience-based learning is:

Cost effective.Employee-driven, enhancing buy-in while shifting the burden from time-starved leadersEfficient, building individual capacity while accomplishing real work that needs to get done.
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The evolution of L&D roles and skills

The evolution of L&D roles and skills | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Ruth Stuart shares findings from recently published CIPD research, in partnership with Towards Maturity, outlining how L&D roles and skills are evolving and the ways in which practitioners can ensure they’re not left behind

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Is the 70/20/10 learning mix out of date?

Is the 70/20/10 learning mix out of date? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

 Is this the number you are striving for in your learning strategy?  According to asurvey in 2014 by Lumesse, the talent software firm, fewer than 5% of companies achieve the 70:20:10 learning mix although many more are trying to achieve it.

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Make emotional intelligence part of your toolkit

Make emotional intelligence part of your toolkit | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

How challenging is your HR role? Is conflict amongst colleagues the order of the day?

 

Conflict management is just one of the difficult roles HR professionals take on, but the good news is that this can be reduced by engaging with emotional intelligence (EI). EI provides a powerful means of communicating effectively, building relationships and creating a positive working environment.

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A Few Words of Advice For HR: Stop Advising, Start Leading

A Few Words of Advice For HR: Stop Advising, Start Leading | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

In many organizations, the role of human resources leaders has been to advise and counsel other business leaders.

 

Relationships of deep trust and open communication are built over years of working together, where the HR person and the business person both benefit: The business leader benefits from having a safe place in which to wrestle with leadership challenges and decisions, and the HR person benefits from being a valued confidante, mentor, and coach.

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Laura Allars's curator insight, May 9, 12:10 AM
HR Challenges Summary – This article focuses on the need for Human resource managers to step up and drive and lead the company to help it to improve. Such ways to lead include setting strategies, drive value creation, develop and inspire people and to model the way. The employees of a company look up to their Human Resource manager/s, so it is important for them to be working to their business’ mission statement. Link to the theory covered in lecture or tutorial discussions – As talked about in the lectures, the Human Resources manager has the duties of choosing the staff that would work best in their business and where they also take part in ensuring that these staff are trained properly. Link to guest speakers and site inspections – To both visits to the site inspections asking about Human Resources didn’t come up. Although the results of the HR managers were seen, in particular at the RACV where there were employees seen to be working. From observation, the staff appeared to be trained well in their jobs (as seen when passing through the kitchens and restaurants), where some jumped from different stations efficiently. As what was also discussed at RACV, they are happy to employ new people if they are planning on staying for a while. From this it can be assumed that the employee turnover at this company is low. Your opinion on the topic being discussed – It is important in every industry and business for there to be a leader or leaders. In particular having a manager as a leader can make the business strong. Since the HR manager employs the staff who work at a business, it would be best for them to be one of the leaders. As well, with being a manager, they do have more of a voice then some in the hierarchy. Industry implications – It can be expected that by demonstrating leadership and being a role model that employee skills and communication and team work will be more apparent in the hotel industry. Having the HR managers as leaders can be expected to be a positive effect on the hotel industry. Is this a short term solution or fad or has does it have long term ramifications – For some part it can be a short term solution, as it can’t just be the HR manager that is a leader, but everyone in some way or another in the industry should be able to lead.
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Toward a new HR philosophy

Toward a new HR philosophy | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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