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Why a blended approach to new manager training makes sense

As someone who went from being designer to team manager, and experienced a little bit of drowning alongside some doggie paddling as I faced multiple new challenges at once, practical and blended training helped me. But it was the support I got from people - the coaching and cohort - that carried me through from learning to doing (and breathing).

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Getting to grips with the learning-doing gap

Research says that nearly 60% of front-line managers underperform in their first two years in the role. And that's despite a slew of training and development solutions available in the market for leaders and managers. So what's going wrong? Closing the Front-line manager skills gap That's the theme of our latest report, Four Ways To Close …

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How to meet the growing pressure to modernise learning

It's a week since our Learning Insights webinar with Don Taylor. If you missed it, you can check out the recording here . We had a fantastic audience who kept the chat room busy with questions, ideas and suggestions – it's well worth checking out to gain extra insights, on top of the ones we share from the report. In this post, we highlight some …

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Silver award in New York TV & Film Awards

Ta-da. We did it! We're really proud to announce that we won at the New York World's Best TV and Film Awards 2016. Up against some very stiff competition from over 50 countries, the Barclay's 'Audit Risk Appetite' 3D motion animation has been given a silver award.  More on the award New York Film Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films competition …

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How to get your elearning to pull people in

Recent learning trend reports tell of a move from push models of learning to a pull model. But what does that actually mean? And what do you need to do to make sure your learning pulls people in and even achieves that elusive 'viral' quality?  Push and pull are terms that are very familiar to web content strategists and marketers. However, many …

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The story of Adapt

How one ‘aha’ moment led to a whole new normal. Neuroscientists who've been studying creativity and insight for the past ten years recently located the part of the brain where the ‘eureka’ moment takes place. Here's what it looks like on a scan. "The 'Aha!' Moment", Current Directions In Psychological Science Yep, a teeny part …

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Webinar on making sense of the latest industry trends

Join us for our Learning Insights webinar where we'll be sharing the technology, learning, and workplace trends we've uncovered in our recent report. We think we've found a winning formula for helping those in L&D navigate their way through a learning landscape that's continually shifting through technological change. As one client described, …

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Employee Engagement Summit report - inspiring change on the inside

'You can't drive change, but you can inspire change'. This is the mantra that’s stuck in my mind when I think about this year’s Employee Engagement Summit. That, and if you not only inspire but empower employees – they will create a change for your business, from the inside out. Seems kind of obvious but it’s not necessarily inherent to all businesses. …

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Creating personas that work: 5 tips from a marketing professional

How do you create learning that works and that people want to use? Start by getting to know your audience by talking with them and using data that informs you about what they do, like, and learn. Only once you’re under their skin can you design for them. But with learning audiences in their 100s and 1000s, you’ll need to pull that knowledge into a …

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Find us at the Employee Engagement Summit

We're going to be at the Em ployee Engagement Summit in London on Thursday 14 th April and have published an articl e on the EES website to get the discussions and ideas rolling.   What is it?  A day chock full of talks and panel discussions from a fantastic line up industry champions, learning and development …

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Learning Insights, naturally

Every year at Kineo, we interview a group of our customers – taking a slice of the market and sharing those insights back with you. This year’s Learning Insights 2015  report, has loads of nuggets. But rather than recap them all here, I want to dig into the one that I’ve been thinking the most about, which was our very first question. We asked, 'What’s …

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Taking microlearning beyond bite-sized

The cliché goes that good things come in small packages. But can microlearning – where learners build their learning in short bursts – deliver the same depth as longer modules? Here are some thoughts on what microlearning needs to do to deliver richness alongside convenience, whether part of a program or as standalone nuggets. 

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Catch the latest buzz on Learning Solutions 2016

The eLearning Guild always puts on a great show, and this year’s Learning Solutions 2016 in Orlando, Florida was no exception. We had a big Kineo presence this year, with a fully-staffed booth on the Expo floor that got a lot of action. Our focus this year was the launch of ManagementPlus , our new solution geared towards developing skills …

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Curating in a content jungle: 5 tips from a marketing professional

It’s a content jungle out there. If you want to check a fact, get a video tutorial or see if someone has answered your burning question, what do you do? Just google it. Even those of us old enough to remember getting the Encyclopaedia Britannica volumes off the shelf to help with homework think nothing of googling when we’re stuck for a solution. …

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Making data work for you: 5 tips from a marketing professional

Analytics. Fills some with joy, and others with data dread. If you don’t come from a technical background, the idea of data analysis can bring on the need for a holiday. But data is key to understanding your audience and improving your offering. If personalisation is on your radar, data should be too. Here's five top data tips for getting started.

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Short shouldn't have to mean shallow

We're in the great age where content is more aligned with what learners are asking for. They want short, sharp, multi-device content on the go, right? But content that's easy to swallow doesn't necessarily make better learning. Might we confuse short content with time well spent, and forget to provide deep learning that sticks?

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Stand out from the crowd: about the Princess Royal Training Awards

When you’ve put lots of time, energy and imagination into designing excellent L&D, don’t you want to shout about it? Wouldn’t it be great to have an award that’d help you celebrate and get recognition? The Princess Royal Training Awards is a new honour for employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes.

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