Optimising mentorship programmes

By Dr Lydia Cillié-Schmidt The results of  research published in 2017 by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) captured in a report called “Mentoring Matters: Developing Talent With Formal Mentoring Programs” show that organisations that train mentors and mentees before or during the programme are significantly more likely to indicate that mentoring programmes are highly[…]

Attract Millennials with Flexibility and International Assignments

By Natanya Rutstein Experts predict that by 2020, millennials will make up 35% of the global workforce. Organisations are increasingly feeling the pressure to understand what motivates this generation of employees and the strategies they can employ to attract, engage and retain millennial talent. According to a 2017 Deloitte Survey, millennials regard flexibility as having[…]

How can Chatbots help to Create Great Learning Experiences?

By Natanya Rutstein When thinking of chatbots, the most obvious examples that pop into my head are Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.  But I am only now beginning to appreciate the full extent of their presence in our everyday lives, as well as their infinite capability to facilitate both social and organisational learning. A chatbot[…]

Building a Flexible Workplace Culture

By Natanya Rutstein Flexibility in the workplace is an essential ingredient for an environment where employee work-life balance can flourish. It is also utilised as a key differentiator by organisations in their quest to entice and retain top talent. A 2018 Deloitte survey found that millennials are more likely to remain in their jobs for[…]

Top 5 Gamification Trends for Training in 2019

By Natanya Rutstein If your organisation has been slow to incorporate gamification into its learning and development strategy, then you’re not alone. Far too many Learning & Development professionals dismiss the idea of gamifying e-learning as the frivolous creation of “video games”, which they view as better suited for personal use on your Xbox or[…]

Working to Your Natural Rhythm in 2019

By Natanya Rutstein Workplace flexibility has long been a hot topic as a means of attracting and retaining top talent, particularly amongst millennial and generation Z employees. It is also routinely utilised to infuse organisational commitment into employee work-life balance. Companies across the globe have begun offering a wide variety of flexible workplace options based[…]