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eCom Scotland’s investments in digital skills professionals pay off

In the light of growing demand for its products and services – taking its current turnover beyond pre-pandemic levels - the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is continuing growing its investment in skilled digital skills professionals.   While not all its digital skills professionals are based in Scotland, eCom’s Managing Director, Wendy Edie, [...]

Research Findings Offer Boost for Consultancy Services

When it comes to corporate learning and development, never has the need for external consultancy services been greater, believes the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland.   Wendy Edie, eCom’s Managing Director, explained, “The shift to remote working, allied to the economic challenges from the coronavirus pandemic – coupled with, at least in Europe, [...]

‘Rocket-boosting’ Skills for Jobs White Paper praised by eCom Scotland

  Linda Steedman, Chairman of the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland, has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper.   The White Paper, published on 21st January, aims to transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work. It enshrines the Prime Minister’s Lifetime [...]

Degreed is Bringing Europe a New Language: Skills

  In 2016, Degreed acquired Gibbon, a pioneer in developing software to curate and share learning resources from across the internet. Based outside Amsterdam, in The Netherlands, it was Degreed’s first big step expanding into Europe. But that was only the beginning.   Almost three years into Degreed’s European expansion, Gibbon has blossomed into a fast-growing [...]

Book Review: The Expertise Economy

The Expertise Economy Authors: Kelly Palmer & David Blake Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing ISBN: 978-1-473-67700-5   Subtitled, ‘How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed’, Kelly Palmer’s and David Blake’s book begins with an exploration of how humans really learn.   That’s because the authors make the point that the world of [...]

The Expertise Economy helps lift the lid on the skills gap

In today’s rapidly changing world, one of the key organizational challenges is developing workers’ skills to ensure success now – and for the future.   To help meet this challenge, Kelly Palmer, a Silicon Valley-based thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, along with David Blake, the co-founder of the Ed-tech pioneer, Degreed, have shared their [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Business, Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Engage in Learning Restructures its E-learning Programme Portfolio

Engage in Learning is both broadening and restructuring its popular and already extensive portfolio of online learning materials and resources.   “We’re restructuring our course line-up,” said Chris Horseman, Engage in Learning’s Managing Director. “This includes regrouping some of our products as well as taking on some third-party products including Bookboon and Clear Lessons, in [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Springboard programme’s growing success for women in the Oman

Some 400 women in Oman have now completed the Springboard women’s development programme.   Developed by the UK-based Springboard Consultancy, the Springboard women’s development programme enables women to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take to make a better world for themselves at work and home, while building both the [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Women's issues|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sprint confidence and encouragement boost for female graduates

The Springboard Consultancy’s ‘Sprint’ programme answers recent concerns about female graduates being able to get jobs.   So says Karen Daly-Gherabi, Managing Director of The Springboard Consultancy (SBC), a UK-based international training company specialising in women's development issues.     Recent research from The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) reveals that female graduates [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Women's issues|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Springboard helps 1,000 women employees of Rolls-Royce plc

Some 1,000 women employed by Rolls-Royce plc, have completed the Springboard Women’s Development programme.   Rolls-Royce plc, a global company providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions and one of the world’s most famous brands, began implementing the Springboard programmes in 1997.   In the late 1990s, there was no mechanism in Rolls-Royce for single [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Women's issues|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments