Knowledge management

Learning and Development; has it finally had a shake-up?

by Liz Bailey on January 21, 2015

Very soon I’m going to start my maternity leave and it’s also about to be my ten year anniversary of working in partnership with the cutting-edge Learning and Development (L&D) function of a global household brand. So, I thought that it might be a good time to reflect on my experience in ... Read more

Mind the skills gap

Employers, mind the gap

by Paul Brammer on November 12, 2014

There are so many stories in the press about employers struggling to combat skill gaps and it seems to me that this same record has been playing for the many years that I’ve been involved in the learning and skills arena. For me there are a few key ways that employers can help combat the ... Read more

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Flexibility in the's a whole life approach

by Paul Brammer on September 15, 2014

The idea of flexible working rights has come to prominence in recent years, with much media discussion and a greater appetite for it among the working population. Probably hallmarked in many people’s minds by more generous paternity leave, far wider ranging rights became law in June. Now ... Read more

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An academic question

by Paul Brammer on September 3, 2014

Now the results are out, hundreds of thousands of young people, their confidence boosted by hard won exam successes, are contemplating sixth form options or university places…and the glittering prizes of glittering futures. But there’s another side to young people’s prospects and ... Read more

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6 suggestions for working smart and doing the right things

by Paul Brammer on August 15, 2014

Is being successful in business a result of working hard, or working smart and doing the right things? My personal view is that in most cases it is both. In board rooms, many senior managers will say of their team “they work hard, they put the hours in”. I know that I've said this. ... Read more

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