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How can Microlearning be adapted for Baby Boomers and Gen X

By Oz Hussein on October 19, 2017

Over the past five years, the development of Microlearning and subsequent implementation has increased dramatically. This dynamic method of teaching allows for the delivery and teaching of specific content or topics, in concentrated and specific bursts. Although many employers and workplace trainers understand that this is highly useful and applicable to the Millennial and Gen […]

Should personality tests be used to source talent and determine graduate training programmes?

By Oz Hussein on October 12, 2017

Personality tests, recently used by prominent companies such as Deutsche Bank and Citi, have lead to a further enquiry into if they are the most beneficial way to source talent and, through incorporation into graduate training, evoke innovation once recruitment is complete. Further companies, including the likes of Reebok and Airbnb are turning to personality […]

How can microlearning be incorporated into graduate training programmes?

By Oz Hussein on October 10, 2017

Microlearning is one of the most important trends in human resources today. Delivering short bursts of information to the user; whether the aim is to refresh skills that are already present, offer a knowledge boost or provide a completely new information. From simple tasks, such as copy, pasting and filling cells in Microsoft Excel, to […]

How can graduate training bridge the skills gap in new employees?

By Oz Hussein on October 7, 2017

Graduates can bring a variety of skills to the workplace, and with adequate graduate training, they can be molded into the ideal candidate for future management roles. However, in a recent survey of UK employers, the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), has found that half of the employers believe that graduates lack essential workplace skills. […]

How can young managers gain respect through workplace leadership?

By Oz Hussein on October 3, 2017

We have seen an increasing shift in workplace leadership over the recent years. Young professionals are now being placed in prominent positions and despite their age, they are now part of workplace leadership as their generation traits can be used to company’s advantage alongside their ability to learn and adapt at an accelerated rate. The […]

How can UK banks remain competitive with overseas entrants through personal and retail banking training?

By Oz Hussein on September 27, 2017

With the recent referendum decision to leave the EU, further afield banking suppliers are now scouting the UK as their next big venture. Primarily, we’re noticing more US businesses weighing up their options for moving into the UK banking sector, to take on the existing home-grown suppliers and offer competitive service and rates. In rebuttal, […]

How will AI affect the future of workplace leadership

By Oz Hussein on September 22, 2017

The workplace dynamic is evolving so rapidly and with such innovation, that it is quickly transforming the way in which teams are managed and business success is achieved. These momentous shifts in technology integration has ultimately caused a subsequent shift in the way we manage our workplace leadership programmes and the content entailed. Artificial Intelligence […]

Driving change with workplace leadership and purpose

By Oz Hussein on September 19, 2017

Employees, more than ever, are expecting more from a job than just a paycheck, such as great workplace leadership and innovative workspace. For example, research by HBR found having a great manager and being part of a great culture are important to all employees. However, as a leader, it can sometimes be difficult to know […]

The importance of commercial skills in bringing value to job roles

By Oz Hussein on September 13, 2017

Commercial skills are the term we attribute an employee’s ability to understand what makes a business or organisation successful, through either buying or selling products or supplying services to a market. Commercial skills could include an employee understanding the organisation’s aims, activities occurring within the sector their company operates in, issues such as political or […]

How is virtual learning shaping the future?

By Oz Hussein on September 8, 2017

Virtual learning is a web-based environment through which a teacher provides course content and digital based learning using methods such as the Internet, multimedia resources, and video conferencing. Regarding workplace training, virtual learning can be extremely useful and flexible, and companies are now embracing this learning technique to open up a more diverse range of […]

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