MWL Newsletter No 93

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 25 November – 1 December 2018.

From around the Web

Hiring is broken. Here’s how to fix it  Rebecca Weicht, World Economic Forum, 26 November, 2018

“Hiring has not altered much since the early days of the 20th century. Despite all of the advances in technology, it costs over £30,000 to replace a staff member and takes nearly 30 days. In 2014, replacing staff cost British businesses £4 billion as new employees take up to eight months to reach optimum productivity levels.”

HR must be more involved in digital transformation plans  Ashleigh Webber, Personnel Today,  28 November 2018

“Organisations must start to realise that transformation always needs to be workforce-driven, and it’s therefore essential that the HR department plays an important role, to identify and access the skills required at each stage of the journey, from planning and design, through the change programme itself, and beyond,”

From the MWL Magazine

Spotlighting the “How to work with managers to enable learning in the daily work” session in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

Research tells us we spend much more time learning as part the daily flow of work than in formal learning (the ‘70’ and ‘20’ in 70:20:10). Good managers support their people to exploit this daily workplace learning. However, many managers need help to do this. Charles Jennings will run this session in two parts:

Spotlighting the “L&D in the modern workplace” session in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

In the afternoon of Thursday 31 January, the final session will be focused on L&D in the modern workplace and I very pleased that we have two great speakers in that session plus an open fishbowl discussion.

Modern Workplace Learning 2018: A Framework for Continuous Improvement, Learning & Development

An extract from Jane Hart’s latest edition of the MWL book 

A Framework for Modern Workplace Learning

Whereas L&D hitherto has focused primarily on designing, delivering and managing intermittent classroom training and e-learning, there is now a need to broaden the scope of their work to support all the ways kinds of learning (as shown above). 

Next MWL Workshop

Promoting continuous learning in the workplace

Online Workshop runs 14 January – 23 February 2019

Continuous learning and development in the workplace doesn’t mean providing continuous training. Whilst it is up to everyone to become a lifelong learner and keep up to date with what’s happening in their industry or profession to remain employable, it’s also up to L&D departments to help individuals become continuous learners. In this 6-week workshop we will look at how you can help and support individuals to become independent continuous learners and provide continuous learning opportunities..

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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