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7 Blogs Every L&D Professional Should Read

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In today’s modern working world, there are always new updates and innovations that cause shifts - big and small - for organisations and employees alike.

However, with so much happening it can be difficult to keep up with these changes, especially when it comes to the Learning and Development landscape - so sometimes we need a little help.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 7 blogs that every L&D professional should read to keep on top of the ever-evolving people profession.


 

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1. GoSkills

This informational yet approachable blog is jam-packed full of workplace training and e-Learning resources that aim to help you overcome your biggest challenges at work.

The website itself is designed for both learners and businesses, meaning you get the best of both worlds all in one place.

Whether it’s tackling remote team building, learning about employee engagement ideas that get results, or upping your overall training and development game, we consider this blog an essential read.

Our pick: What is Agile Learning Culture & Why Do You Need One?



2. Training Industry

If you really want to stay on top of evolving L&D trends, then look no further (except please do, because the rest of this list is still pretty great)!

The Training Industry blog is where those in the L&D profession get together to share their experiences and expertise, allowing the opportunity for readers to learn from varying industry perspectives.

Everything from content to workforce development and performance management is covered along with tons of great insight on strategy, alignment, and planning.

Our pick: It’s Not a Skills Gap but a Training Gap That We Need to Fix

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3. Towards Maturity

This blog by Emerald Works describes itself as ‘bright ideas with real-world impact’, focusing on the latest innovations in learning.

We love this blog, in particular, because not only does it produce well-written and topical content that’s relevant and timely, but the website also features tons of great research insights, case studies, and even a podcast for your convenience and enjoyment.

Oh, and did we mention Towards Maturity provides the world’s largest evidence base on what’s happening in L&D? Over 5,000 training professionals and 35,000 learners have participated in their independent benchmark research, so it’s no wonder that this blog is our go-to for the latest industry facts, figures, tips, and tricks.

Our pick: Top Tips for Tackling Employee Burnout



4. G-Cube

This information haven from G-Cube Solutions is fantastic if you’re looking for more than just a good read!

Not only do they provide updates on the latest and greatest of what’s going on in the L&D space (multiple times a day), but they also offer up additional resources in the form of case studies, whitepapers, e-Books, and videos. 

Topics covered in this multimedia library include everything from augmented reality as an up-and-coming e-Learning trend to learning management strategies and gamification.

In other words, there’s something exciting for everyone on this innovative, fast-paced platform.

Our pick: An Approach to Increase Knowledge Retention



5. Training Journal

If you’re looking for one blog for all of your training needs, then the Training Journal is a great place to visit!

The editors incorporate not only tons of great blog content but also an array of additional features, including the latest news and interviews with industry experts, chatting about topics such as why good management is crucial to talent development and why investing in training in the current economy is still a really good idea.

To add, the Training Journal also has a monthly magazine should you crave even more insight into new technology and learning solutions - making this one-stop-shop one you’ll come back to time and again. 

Our pick: Developing a Sense of Belonging Through Coaching 

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6. Josh Bersin

If you haven’t heard of Josh Bersin, then frankly, you’re in for a treat!

Bersin is a huge contributor to the people profession and a regular contributor to Deloitte, the UK’s leading professional services firm known for sharing industry best practices and expertise. Bersin’s contributions are so respected, in fact, that Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded nearly every minute of every day across many organisations.

To this end, it should come as no surprise that forward-thinking Bersin and his blog provide a comprehensive look at corporate talent, learning, and HR technology in the world of work - three hot topics that never cease to cool down - making him one to read.

Our pick: Understanding Skills Tech, One of the Biggest Markets in Business



7. CIPD Blogs

What would our list be without a nod to the CIPD?

Their incredible blog is specifically designed for HR and L&D professionals, chock-full of purposeful resources and learning insights that will help you to become more knowledgeable and efficient in your own role.

We love this blog because the CIPD is the benchmark for putting people at the center of work, blogging about the issues that matter the most to training professionals right now - including the topic of transitioning people safely and happily into a new way of working while closing the skills gap remotely or otherwise.

Our pick: How Else Can We Support Learners to Upskill?



As an L&D professional, you know more than anyone how important learning is - and how easy it can be to fall behind, especially when you're busy! We hope these blogs give you an effortless way to fit a little learning into your day.

For more, read our blog on the 6 podcasts every L&D professional should listen to.



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