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L&D professionals say they’re doing a better job than ever this year: but does anyone believe them?

Spoiler alert!  As we’re finalising the new 2014 Learning Trends report, some really key findings stand out as deserving of a quick heads up for those of you waiting for your advanced copy. In last year’s Learning Trends Survey senior L&D practitioners were keen to tell us how positively they… read more

Making a good first impression in business

by Stef Scott First impressions are important. Richard Branson states that he usually makes up his mind about people within 30 seconds of meeting them. Research shows that we subconsciously form judgements and opinions very quickly when we meet people, and that these are based on our initial impressions. [1] In… read more

Catriona MacLeod

Catriona MacLeod
Senior Editor


The recession is over, but let’s not forget the best lessons of austerity

It’s understandable that senior staff want to put the the hard days of the downturn behind them – and in a week when the British Chamber of Commerce predicted that the economy will soon exceed its pre-recession growth peak, why shouldn’t they? But as British business claws itself back to health,… read more

Lee Murphy

Lee Murphy
Editorial and Technical Consultant


Strategic Career Development – Making Your Move

Everyone has different career ambitions, and while your employer may take an active interest in developing your skills and knowledge, it’s ultimately your responsibility to take charge of your own career development goals. Whether you want to become the next chief executive or just fancy a change of scenery, the… read more

This year we’re going to ASTD to teach the Americans how to talk business

ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition (ICE) 4-7 May. We’re going, are you? In May this year GoodPractice are heading across the pond to Washington, DC as part of the UK delegation heading to ASTD’s ICE 2014. Why? Each Spring the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) hosts this… read more

Jessica Adair

Jessica Adair


Good Habits for Leaders: Develop Your Creativity

When making New Year’s resolutions, people often focus on the bad habits they want to break: raiding the biscuit tin in the evenings, remaining glued to work emails over the weekend, spending too much time on social media…the list goes on! We prefer to think of the start of the year… read more

Economic upturn boosts confidence for L&D professionals @LT14UK today

Anticipated revenue growth over the next 12 months is now the top driver for new procurement decisions in learning according to visitors at today’s #LT14UK show. 23% of show visitors say they expect new revenue growth within the company to power new investments in 2014 with only 1% anticipating that… read more

Creating new learning content is priority one for #LT14UK visitors today

30% of today’s #LT14UK visitors have made creating new training content for staff their number one priority for the next 12 months. Together with “Making new investments in mobile learning” and “Recruiting new HR and L&D staff”, GoodPractice’s Learning Trends Live survey has uncovered the top three objectives for L&D… read more

Learning Trends Live at Learning Technologies 2014

Conducted live for Good Practice throughout the show, “Learning Trends Live” gathers first insights from today’s visitors and delivers the freshest thinking available at #lt14uk  today. Here’s the questions we’re asking right now. follow us @goodpractice for results or visit us at stand 152 now Want the bigger picture? Coming… read more

Lee Murphy

Lee Murphy
Editorial and Technical Consultant


Learning Trends 7 – Survey Now Open!

The 2014 UK Learning Trends Survey is now open. Make your views count by completing it here. Aimed at senior L&D professionals, this unique survey looks at the key trends affecting the L&D industry. Now in its fourth year, the survey helps L&D practitioners stay up to date with the… read more

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