How To Create Your L&D Mission Statement

How To Create Your L&D Mission Statement

For sale: baby shoes, never worn. The greatest short story ever told. Ostensibly written by Ernest Hemingway. Perfectly punctuated for effect. Drawing you in. A challenge to connect the dots. Every word, a purpose. “Writing really is a technology for clear thinking.” Someone said to me in conversation a few days ago. There is an almost spiritual but certainly useful value one gets when pen is put to paper. The ultimate act of introspection. An exercise in authenticity. Stripping away ...

Read More
The Rise of Humans: How Robots Will Reawaken the Power of Human Potential

The Rise of Humans: How Robots Will Reawaken the Power of Human Potential

Some say the robot is the new sabre-toothed tiger; its presence threatens our existence as humans. This idea can send us into a fear-driven state, where we begin to behave in a survivalist mode, imagining the worst possible outcomes as we scramble to protect that which makes us feel safe, stable and reassured. As a result, we cling even tighter to traditional ideas about jobs, to one-size-fits-all people practices, to the tried and tested in the hopes that these things ...

Read More
Measuring Productivity in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Measuring Productivity in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Frederick Taylor pioneered the concept of Time and Motion studies in the early 1900s. This was right in the middle of the Second Industrial Revolution. He was a qualified Mechanical Engineer and became one of the first professional Management Consultants. Taylor focused on improving industrial efficiency by bringing science into the field of productivity. He introduced the concepts of selecting, training and developing individuals to accomplish simple tasks instead of expecting them to learn passively through observation and supervision. He ...

Read More
Workplace Technology Start-Up Competition

Workplace Technology Start-Up Competition

Do you have an innovative piece of workplace technology that is going to change the way we work? Want the chance to demo your technology in front of South Africa’s fastest growing HR and L&D community? We want to hear from you. We are hosting a start-up competition at HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019. This is your chance to get your cutting edge technology in front of 350 HR and L&D professionals as well as international thought ...

Read More
No Longer HR’s Sidekick: 7 Ways This Conference Will Make You An L&D Superhero

No Longer HR’s Sidekick: 7 Ways This Conference Will Make You An L&D Superhero

Learning and Development has come a long way after it signed up as an ardent sidekick to HR (its Big Daddy) 25 years ago. 45% of leadership now views the L&D department as “an important business function” in South Africa*, and on 26 and 27 August 2019 it joins the already popular HR Innovation & Tech Fest as a fully represented entity, creating the first ever HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest in Rosebank. With an ambitious mandate to ...

Read More