Date published: 09/04/2015 - 03:41

Once upon a time, not too long ago, getting some extra training or learning was considered a bonus. A reward given for being loyal to your employer or delivering above your quota; not something done to create an actual effect as far as performance goes. Or worse, “training” or “attending a conference” was the secret password for having a company-funded party. With tight budgets and financial crisis, if this was the only reason the company was doing training, chances are they have cut down... Read More

Date published: 08/28/2015 - 03:54

With globalisation making the world a smaller place in recent years, organisations and us as individuals are now engaging with a proliferation of nations and cultures like never before. As we step into this brave new world, it is important to consider the similarities and differences between us and our global counterparts so we can leverage the most value out of these relationships. A part of this, whatever sector you are operating in, will be business culture. Your understanding of this... Read More

Date published: 08/25/2015 - 03:59

We recently ran a webinar on how to drive returns from your Onboarding programme and we looked at the importance of using technology to support this process. While the market continues buzzing about the role onboarding has in driving employee retention, productivity and engagement, the reality is that companies are still not investing enough time and focus on honing their onboarding strategies.

In fact, analyst firm Aberdeen concluded that even though 71% of organisations plan to... Read More

Date published: 08/21/2015 - 09:22

In part one, we raised two questions that will enable company leaders to either redefine, or define for the very first time, how they would intend their specific company culture to look, sound and feel like. These two very simple questions were: “what should the media say about you?” and “what should your staff say about you?”. The answers to these provide a blue print for your culture club. It should be interesting, exciting, inspiring, and other adjectives that are not synonyms to these... Read More

Date published: 08/18/2015 - 05:53

According to Wiki, Dwight D. Eisenhower said this in a conference in 1957 “Planning is everything – the plan is nothing”, and it’s still a very valid statement. The point being that while things never pan out the way you expected them to and the future is always changing, if you haven’t at least... Read More

Date published: 08/14/2015 - 08:49

Far too often, some companies feel entitled that the simple act of bringing an employee into their organization is enough. And it shows. With minimal training, a lackluster onboarding program, and a throw back to when you were just a number in a 500 person deep Econ seminar at University, new hires are sent into the fire to be yet another slave to the man. A good day for many work professionals is: get coffee, minimal socializing while answering 112 emails, leave at 6 to be frustrated in... Read More

Date published: 08/07/2015 - 09:35

On a recent visit with two customers, both operating within the same market sector, I had a unique opportunity to observe how vastly different their company cultures were. The most tangible elements I noticed were the differences in dress code, office design and décor. Other aspects such as employee attitude, corporate policies, procedures and management style all make up a company’s culture.

After this visit I reflected on the importance of company culture when recruiting; we all... Read More

Date published: 07/22/2015 - 11:04

I recently had the privilege to attend a number of women in technology events in London, where the topic of debate was how to rebalance the gender difference within technology businesses.  The first was hosted by Baroness Martha Lane Fox who is a truly inspirational woman leading the way on this topic. I also had the honour to attend an event hosted by Melissa Di... Read More

Date published: 07/15/2015 - 11:12

Most people start a new job full of excitement and energy about what lies ahead. That’s how you want new hires to feel as they start their employment with you and to continue to feel as their career progresses in the following months.

However, it all falls down pretty quickly for a lot of people - nearly one in three new employees leave before their first year of employment is up, according to a report from... Read More

Date published: 07/06/2015 - 11:22

How do you research the target audience before starting on development of a piece of bespoke learning content? Chances are, what comes to mind is a series of SME workshops, followed by hours at the desktop.

At Lumesse we like to do things differently. Just as we believe in the value of really getting to know our clients’ businesses, we also take any opportunity we can to get up close and personal with their learners. It is this depth of research that takes a course from valuable to... Read More