Archive for 2013


Vocational Skills, Classroom Training Back In Vogue

The Business of Learning
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Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. HR Magazine Vocational Skills “More Valuable” Than Academic Qualifications, Say Employers by Tom Newcombe Employers are increasingly placing greater value on vocational skills than academic qualifications, […]

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Incorporating Social Media into the Workplace

Global Perspectives
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I recently attended a presentation by Jonny Gifford of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where he shared the results of their survey on social media use. Not surprisingly, the results showed we use social media on a daily basis in our personal lives. What did surprise me was that relatively few people […]

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Talent and Talking it Out

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Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. HR Magazine Talent Management And Retention Tops HRD Priority List, Says Research by Arvind Hickman Talent management, succession planning and employee engagement are the leading priorities […]

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It’s Not a Panacea

The Business of Learning
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“Training for Success” with Bill Russell How many times have you heard someone tell you about the “five steps to… fill in the blank? We are besieged by claims and counter claims of simple solutions to some of life’s most complex issues. So when we read about the Critical Thinking process with five quick steps […]

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The Web and Social Learning

Global Perspectives
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The Internet has made our lives easier in countless ways, but it poses some unique challenges in the training industry. Access to a wealth of information on a topic doesn’t necessarily solve a problem, especially if some of that information can’t be trusted, and if you don’t know how to use it. As training professionals, […]

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Specialist Skills, Apprenticeship Reforms and Great Coaching Lessons

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Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Training Journal Businesses are Diluting Workers’ Specialist Skills, Study Finds by Seun Robert-Edomi A new survey of 2,000 white collar professionals found that workers’ specialist skills […]

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