In the News2021-10-22T12:01:19+00:00
103, 2021

“OK, Boomer”: How to Bridge the Generational Divide in Online Training

For training professionals the question is: How can we cater for everyone, free from assumptions, while anticipating the nuanced needs of participants, some of which will be related to their age? The pandemic meant that a lot of training changed beyond all expectations — no more flying around the world for conferences or classroom sessions. We’re living in a brave new world, where technology is powering and facilitating the delivery of knowledge. Taking training into the living rooms, kitchens and bookcase-lined [...]

103, 2021

How to embrace the digital revolution and break the training mold

The current situation has presented companies of all shapes and sizes with brilliant opportunities – but also worrying realities. Until now, it was easy to think that change stems from being in a room with like-minded people and a trainer. But the pandemic suddenly shone a spotlight on technology – and this gave us some fantastic creations. Video learning hit a peak, for example, and gamification exploded everywhere. Digital training can be whatever you want it to be – a 30-second [...]

2402, 2021

Is Hybrid Working the Real Challenge for 2021?

We got used to the WFH challenge, and we’re only now waking up to the blended challenge. So, what can leaders do to adapt to the hybrid working model? A major point for consideration is inclusion – or rather, the potential for excluding remote colleagues. Senior Associate for PDT Global, Paul Brady, discusses the need for transparency and positive actions to ensure remote workers don’t feel like second class citizens in his latest article for C-Level Online. Read the article in [...]

802, 2021

We have been merged with Affirmity

  Please note our exciting news that Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and software for digital learning and talent management, has acquired our firm. We have been merged with Affirmity. Affirmity, a US-based organisation headquartered in Irving, Texas that  provides a robust portfolio of software, services, and training solutions that help customers minimise risk and experience the positive impacts of Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce. Drawing on more than 45 years of experience, [...]

402, 2021

How Business Leaders Can Create True Inclusion for People with Disabilities

  People with disabilities are under-represented in the workplace. Gender is often touted as a more important priority for diversity and inclusion activity – because more than half the population is female. But people with disabilities make up the next largest group yet they are often overlooked. Even when organizations do seek to include people who are differently abled, they often start with an occupational health assessment – telling people what they already know about themselves at a cost to the [...]

402, 2021

Five Top Tips for Encouraging Inclusive Language in the Workplace

  One thing we have all been taught from a young age is that words matter. Have you really wanted to speak about a topic affecting minority groups but stopped and thought:  "Wait, can I say that?" If you look through history, you can see a direct correlation between slurs being socially acceptable, and strife inequality. The same goes for organizations. If a culture exists where non-inclusive language is either encouraged or not called out, employees from diverse backgrounds will feel [...]

1801, 2021

Why the Insurance Industry Can’t Risk Downplaying Inclusion

  Disasters such as the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion and the Chernobyl nuclear accident are said to have involved flawed decisions, driven by individual perceptions. Not surprisingly, individuals’ behaviours—and the perceptions that drive those behaviour's—are key to determining the safety performance of an organization. Angela Peacock explains why the insurance industry can’t risk downplaying inclusion in her latest article for Carrier Management.     Read the article in full here: Why the Insurance Industry Can’t Risk Downplaying Inclusion

1301, 2021

Why 2021 Is a Golden Opportunity to Break the Training Mould

  We need to take what we have learned from last year’s social needs, geographical restrictions, and the human desire to own something we can control and talk about the factors that will truly inform strategies in 2021. Director of Learning, Nic Girvan, talks screen fatigue, budgets and training that is outside of the usual tick box in her latest article for Training Magazine.   Read the article in full here: Why 2021 Is a Golden Opportunity to Break the Training Mould

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