August 1, 2018

10 free online courses to boost your skills at work

Are you looking to learn something new? Massive Online Open Courses (or ‘MOOCs’) offer elements of university-level courses online, without the need to complete a lengthy programme on campus. While MOOC students don’t always receive an official or formal qualification, many courses are free to participants – and some provide the option to upgrade (enabling […]

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May 15, 2018

Get Involved: Learning at Work Week

This week* is Learning at Work Week, an annual event organised by Campaign for Learning. This year’s theme is Networked for Learning, which encourages users to explore the ‘social, technological and partnership aspects of learning’ to understand how we can ‘create value from networks, and drive new thinking and ways of developing.’ At People Lab, […]

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April 9, 2018

Why aren’t organisations prioritising employee engagement training?

  In our Spotlight on the Employee Engagement Profession research, we found that more organisations have a dedicated employee engagement role or team in place than before. In 2017, 39% of participants had ‘employee engagement’ in their job title (compared to 22% in the previous year). However, we know that other roles or teams might […]

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August 14, 2015

Ted Talk of the Week: What it takes to be a great leader – Roselinde Torres

Ted Talk of the Week What it takes to be a great leader – Rosalinde Torres What makes a great leader in the 21st Century? The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes […]

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May 15, 2015

TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing that you can improve

TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing you can improve – Carol Dweck This week’s TED Talk is inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week, and our blog 5 tips to combat stress in the workplace. Carol Dweck discusses “growth mindset”, the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to […]

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