UK Corporate Learning Factbook 2016

UK Corporate Learning Factbook 2016

UK organisations’ reliance on external service providers declined when the recession prompted cuts in training expenditures. However, despite the rebounding economy, spending on external service providers has continued to drop; in fact, L&D budget allocations for outsourced services have seen a 27 percentage point decrease since 2009. This decrease, which is reported in the UK Corporate ... Read More
Key Imperatives for HR in 2016

Key Imperatives for HR in 2016

Significant advances in technology, access to people and information, and shifting motivations have changed the way employees learn today. As a result, L&D functions are changing their approaches to learning and development. “Action breeds confidence and courage. Go out and get busy.” So advises Dale Carnegie in his best-selling self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence Peo... Read More
Ireland's Competitiveness Challenge 2015

Ireland's Competitiveness Challenge 2015

The National Competitiveness Council has identified the issue of skills and talent as being of particular concern in their recent report, National Competitiveness Challenge 2015.  Traditionally, Ireland has been well served by our strong educational track record. The ability of the education and training system to react to the demands of the enterprise sector has long represented competitiven... Read More
Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, welcomes €1m funding for Regional Skills Fora

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, welcomes €1m funding for Regional Skills Fora

19th October, 2015 Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, today welcomed the Budget 2016 allocation of €1m to support Regional Skills Fora. Speaking at the launch of the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs Minister O’Sullivan said, “The Shannon Region Skills Forum is an important element of the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs.  It is part of a new national... Read More
Expert Group on Future Skills Needs - Report

Expert Group on Future Skills Needs - Report

Expert Group report shows further improvements in the Irish labour market and an intensifying of skills shortages in certain areas The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) published the National Skills Bulletin 2015, which provides an overview of employment trends at occupational level. Welcoming the publication, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, T.D. said: &... Read More
NARIC now at QQI

NARIC now at QQI

NARIC Ireland (previously the Qualifications Recognition Advice Service) is based at Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). NARIC Ireland acts as the Irish centre in the ENIC-NARIC (European Network of Information Centres / National Academic Recognition Information Centres) Network.   NARIC Ireland: provides advice on the general academic recognition of foreign qualification... Read More
UFHRD Conference in Cork: Meet a Keynote Speaker

UFHRD Conference in Cork: Meet a Keynote Speaker

Title of Keynote: The Relationship between Research and Practice – A Practitioner Perspective Aidan has provided the following preview of his address: “In my presentation I will explore the opportunity and need for academic research to inform and contribute to strategic HR practice from a HR practitioners perspective.  The speed of business change and the constant drive to impro... Read More
National Training Awards 2015 - Press Release

National Training Awards 2015 - Press Release

Lidl wins top award for learning & development IITD National Training Awards 2015 presented by Minister Damien English TD (6 March 2015) Lidl wins the top award the IITD National Training Awards 2015, beating-off short-listed organisations such as Irish Distillers; Goodbody; Concern Worldwide; Department of Finance; KPMG; HSE & Vodafone Ireland. The 2015 Awards were presented by Mi... Read More
Qualifications Frameworks

Qualifications Frameworks

Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education system and how they interlink. National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification. These frameworks also show how learners can move from one qualification, or qualification level, to another within the system. Over 150 countries are now devel... Read More
View YUDU's latest White Paper on Mobile Devices & Corporate Training in 2015

View YUDU's latest White Paper on Mobile Devices & Corporate Training in 2015

Mobile App developer YUDU Media have released a white paper outlining technological trends in the training industry, as an overview of how this impacts strategic planning for HR and Training professionals. The paper deals with the economics of an industry which, for the past few years, has experienced double-digit growth year-on-year as companies race to fill skills shortages in new and cost-effec... Read More
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