The true cost of cutting your training budget

We all know businesses are operating in tough economic times; no doubt you’re tired of hearing it. But regardless of that much-played out fact, research we undertook earlier this year suggested that, for many organisations, L&D budgets are actually on the move...

A Guide to Graduate Development

Hiring graduates can be an incredibly worthwhile investment. They are an ideal resource for organisations looking to grow their talent pool, bring in new skills and innovative ideas, and work towards future proofing their business. However, attracting, identifying and...

7 Engineering Wonders of the World – Infographic

In the relatively short space of time that people have populated the world, we have gone from living in caves and breaking into our dinner with a sharpened stone to creating things so vast and powerful they would make our stone-wielding ancestors’ jaws drop....

Coaching Salespeople to Success

Research has shown that companies with a strong coaching culture enjoy higher engagement levels, better retention rates and increased revenue. By asking team members the right questions, and helping them come up with the answers themselves, you empower them to be more...

How to be the Ultimate Leader – Infographic

As a business, regardless of the industry you work in or the size of your operation, people are, and always will be, the most valuable asset you have. To fully unlock the potential of your staff, however, you need great leaders – confident, visionary people who are...

Leaders Eat Last – Infographic

When it comes to the subject of leadership, advice is a dime a dozen. There is an endless sea of books, blog posts, and self-help speeches that purport to teach leaders how to make their teams succeed. Yet few pause to consider the most important question of all: What...

Five common challenges in leadership development

When it comes to L&D, there seems to be a big focus this year on the development of leadership talent. 61% of L&D influencers and decision makers we surveyed earlier in 2014 cited management and leadership as their top priority. Another major talent management...

Making a business case for Learning & Development

HR and L&D managers are increasingly seeing the impact that effective learning and development can bring to their organisation, particularly when the L&D strategy is fully aligned with that of the wider business (as it should be). Our research earlier this...