The real problems with Trump, Corbyn, Johnson, Jobs, Branson and the rest

I tweeted today to ask David Schneider, perhaps best known as a comedian but now often a political commentator, to stop using ‘Trump’ as a direct replacement for the USA in a tweet about today’s big story – selling off the NHS: Whilst I appreciate, in the above, I am referring to Trump being used… Continue reading The real problems with Trump, Corbyn, Johnson, Jobs, Branson and the rest

The old L&D measures are not just wrong: they should now be seen as negatives

Following on from my post about ‘greening L&D’ I’ve just listened to the recent L&D podcast from David James (with guest Kevin Yates). I’ve heard Kevin speak before and it is difficult to disagree with his focus on metrics.  Indeed I fear I’ve even scared some recruiters off in the past when talking about what… Continue reading The old L&D measures are not just wrong: they should now be seen as negatives

How green is your L&D? Where is the climate concern from people development professionals?

Between extinction rebellion, Greta Thunberg and the growing political consensus it is clear 2019 may finally be the year where climate change is taken seriously.  I posted briefly about this in April but its been telling of late how little (if at all) this topic has permeated into L&D professional conversations. In some ways L&D… Continue reading How green is your L&D? Where is the climate concern from people development professionals?

National Retraining Scheme: The government calling out L&D departments as failures?

I think I’d somehow missed the news regarding the National Retraining Scheme (NRS) until today. "National Retraining Scheme" https://t.co/IHPBlRTzQF via @YouTube >> I must have missed this being announced (the video is from about a month ago but has <500 views) — Ian Gardner (@iangardnergb) August 18, 2019 Some further info links and my own… Continue reading National Retraining Scheme: The government calling out L&D departments as failures?

The often ignored realities of talent management (#5): Succession planning is *actually* important (aka – lessons from the Conservatives)

Like a lot of people I suspect, I’m finding myself tweeting and blogging more about political topics than I ever suspected I would. My tweet this morning: was less about Boris or the Conservative Party or even the ridiculous idea of ‘family values’ and more about how, in less than a decade, we have seen… Continue reading The often ignored realities of talent management (#5): Succession planning is *actually* important (aka – lessons from the Conservatives)