Category: Talent Development

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Career Development: Skills Needed for the Future Workplace

As I outlined in my last blog post ‘Career Development: What does the future of work look like?‘, there are five major trends that will impact on the future of work and career development. By 2035, 40% of today’s professions are likely to have disappeared. They will be replaced by new and exciting jobs to

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Career Development: What does the future of work look like?

We often talk about the future of work. But what actually is it? Well, the future of work is actually already here. The way we work is fundamentally different from how it was 50, 30 or even 10 years ago.  The world of work is more dynamic and chaotic than ever. In our parents’ or grandparents’

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Interview with Ian Brodie on creating effective online courses

I was recently interviewed by Ian Brodie. In this interview we discuss creating effective online courses. We answer the questions “how do you make your online courses more effective?” And how do you make sure people get results from them?” One of the things that’s been the most apparent since we’ve gone into lockdown is

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5 Reasons Your Organisation Needs Mentoring

Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills employees can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides the opportunity for personal and professional development. Skilled mentoring greatly improves employees’ chances for promotion and progression. Research shows that employees who experience good mentoring progress further and faster than peers who may not

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5 Benefits of Great Career Conversations

In a recent blog post I talked about why career conversations are important.  One question I received in response was “Antoinette – if career conversations are so important, why don’t managers have them?”  It’s a good question.  Often the reason is that managers lack the skills and confidence required to conduct career conversations.  They fear

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How to Cultivate a Diverse Culture that Develops Female Talent

“How’s your organisation doing with regard to gender equality? Do you have many women at senior levels?” This line will be familiar to professionals in HR. It’s a focus for many who have recognised that gender inequality in the workplace costs companies. It impacts financial performance, idea innovation, market share, team collaboration and much more.

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