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Learning and talent development survey: no surprises but some disappointments

Funding for learning and development has continued to fall as employer budgets feel the squeeze, according to the Chartered Institute of Learning and Development (CIPD)’s recently published annual Learning and Talent Development survey. According to the survey, some 40% of organisations have either decreased funding for learning and development this year or anticipate doing so, [...]

By | April 1st, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Freelance feelings confirmed

We suspected it all along but now we know: freelancers are more productive, slightly cheaper but hard to manage and recruit.   Recent research by the Brookson Enterprise Freelance Fair has identified that productivity is the key benefit of freelance workers in the creative, digital, media and marketing sector. However, freelancers were regarded as a [...]

By | October 7th, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Optimism flourishes among L&D professionals as well as lunatics

A recent survey has reported that 87% of learning managers believe that they can meet the learning needs of their organisation effectively - against a backdrop of shrinking resources, with 44% of respondents reporting either moderate or substantial cuts to resource provision. Some 37% of respondents also predicted reductions in staff during the coming six [...]

By | September 29th, 2010|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gender pay research raises questions

HR magazine has reported that research from Melbourne Business School reveals that it’s more important for women to be 'likeable' rather than good at their job if they want a pay rise or promotion. Professor Mara Olekalns, who teaches negotiation management as part of the MBA curriculum, found gender stereotypes were still in place while [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

ALT spotlights lazy students

According to the results of research by Middlesex University, published at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)’s annual conference at the University of Nottingham this month, students are shunning multi-million pound high-tech college library services in favour of cheaper external resources such as Google and YouTube.   The research reveals that students find university and [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cranfield report reveals – and revels in – the obvious

An analysis, conducted by the Centre for Business Performance at Cranfield School of Management, and published in March, has found a clear link between good management and improved business performance - in spite of the challenging economic context and the wider impact of the recession on business success. The study, which combined case studies, a [...]

By | March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: |0 Comments