The startups pioneering maritime innovation

Maritime recruitment faces a multitude of challenges and obstacles when it comes to propelling the sector into the modern era, but the tide is slowly turning

Can you really teach workers soft skills?

The recent increase in demand for so-called soft skills, such as communication and adaptability, has been inevitable. How to equip workers with these skills, however, is less clear-cut

Could micro-learning make employees more engaged?

Splitting training into bite-sized chunks, fitted around employee schedules and suited to their own pace, is trending in learning and development, but careful implementation is crucial

Why put learners in charge of their training?

Organisations are increasingly choosing to move away from top-down development frameworks and empower employees by using a more learner-centred approach to workplace learning and development

Should HR be responsible for learning and development?

Whether learning and development should reside within human resources or alongside as its own empowered business unit remains a contentious issue

Can ‘non-salespeople’ sell?

From fresh perspectives to a better understanding of customer needs, individuals from unconventional backgrounds could make a big impact on an organisation’s sales function, but not everyone agrees

What if machines could teach themselves?

One of the big conundrums with AI is the paradox that it will help solve the skills shortage across many sectors but will require skilled operators to 'teach' the machines how to think

Automation is not the future, human augmentation is

We’ve long heard that artificial intelligence will free up humans to carry out more interesting and valuable roles, but what exactly will these jobs look like, and what benefits will they bring?