Date published: 08/12/2014 - 09:03

It’s the perfect blend that most experts say L&D professionals should be trying to deliver into the workplace, but for the vast majority of companies that have participated in our Learning Transformation study so far, realise that 70:20:10 isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

50:26:24 is the average learning mix in most companies right now

It’s early days and we’ve got a long way to... Read More

Date published: 07/31/2014 - 09:36

I spend a lot of time talking to Lumesse customers about their line manager populations. Seems like all the issues in the daily life of a recruiter come down to managers, suppliers and processes (not necessarily in that order).

Now, I cannot claim expertise on making the perfect line manager - there are guides and books aplenty to help you in your management coaching programme - but maybe we can think through the effect of HR change on this audience and identify a common cause... Read More

Date published: 07/21/2014 - 11:20

I have had a number of discussions with my peers during the World Cup period about how the tournament has affected a number of different areas including work hours, productivity and team spirit. Although, we still occasionally hear our German friends and colleagues boasting about winning the World Cup, for the rest of us it’s back to normal.

However, since the holiday season has begun, normality is not quite restored for some employees (we’re talking about you guys who are already on... Read More

Date published: 07/17/2014 - 09:07

If you didn’t already know, 70:20:10 is supposed to be the ideal learning mix we should all be striving to achieve, but the audience tends to be silent when asked how they actually plan to realise the perfect balance between informal and formal learning.

This summer we’re focused on just one bright idea: Let’s help Learning & Development (L&D) professionals define the learning mix they’re working with today, then chart out the route map that all of us can use to achieve a... Read More

Date published: 07/16/2014 - 09:10

I recently switched energy supplier. My new provider has built a fantastic brand and they differentiate themselves from other companies with their friendly, personalised approach (in contrast to the staid 'big business' corporate suppliers).

My switch was completed online and was straightforward to do. Since then, I have been reflecting on why I was so impressed with this company.
I tried to identify what it was that made me feel connected and engaged with this... Read More

Date published: 06/18/2014 - 09:17

Configurable software should be simple and easy to deploy – so I wonder why project methods that suit highly customised, complex implementations are still being used?

At Lumesse, we've been developing our project approach to combine the best elements of a well-controlled, successful project with Agile values. The Agile Manifesto emphasises responsiveness to change, working software and collaboration but recognises the value of plans, documentation and process.... Read More

Date published: 06/11/2014 - 05:32

Hands up if you have ever been asked a multiple choice question as part of a survey where none of the options represented your opinion? Or, have you perhaps taken an assessment and without much knowledge of the subject managed to pass it?

I recently met a like-minded learning professional who I spent the best part of a couple of hours talking to about question writing, blooms taxonomy and anything related. Is that sad? Well, I enjoyed it. As part of her job she helps organisations to... Read More