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‘With so much business being conducted via video, people are keen to present a polished performance.’ Photograph: iStock

The past 14 months have been a bumpy ride for some segments of the learning and development (L&D) sector. Collective revenues at top-flight intern(...)

Properly agile? There is little point splitting an organisation into so-called agile teams if it is still underpinned by a slow-moving central bureaucracy. Photograph: iStock

Flexible working is largely about time. It allows employees to work their hours outside the normal 9-5 constraints and may extend to working from home(...)

When done successfully, reverse mentoring can be an eye opener for both sides. Photograph: iStock

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” the old saying goes. But those in the vanguard of the growing trend in reverse mentoring would beg to disagre(...)

Kira and Mark Walton founded Sligo-based beauty products company Voya 13 years ago. Photograph:  Suzy McCanny Photography

Husband and wife team Kira and Mark Walton founded Sligo-based beauty products company Voya 13 years ago. Today, they employ 45 people and sell in 38 (...)

Today’s workplace coaching model is all about practical hands-on learning while the wheels of business keep turning and it is often tied into achieving specific business goals or outcomes

It used to be called “bringing people along”. These days it goes by the fancier title of building a coaching culture. But the aim is exactly the same:(...)

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If you’re a dab hand at saying no to your boss and office colleagues, read no further. If, on the other hand, you find it hard to refuse, and end up c(...)