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The Good Practice podcast from Emerald Works is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the Emerald Works team, plus the occasional special guest, gets right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

The Good Practice podcast from Emerald Works is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the Emerald Works team, plus the occasional special guest, gets right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

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United Kingdom

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The Good Practice podcast from Emerald Works is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the Emerald Works team, plus the occasional special guest, gets right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.

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English

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01312213100


Episodes

217 — Building empathy with video

10/20/2020
Being able to empathise helps us to better connect, communicate and respond to each other. It's a skill that can be developed through practice. This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Gemma and Ross G speak to Mark Davies from See Learning about using video to build empathy. We discuss: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf...

Duration:00:32:37

216 — UX sells

10/13/2020
Love your Mac? Find your vacuum cleaner cumbersome? Despair at the booking system of your local leisure center? User experience design (or lack of) plays a significant part in whether you love or loathe the products and services you interact with. This week on the Good Practice podcast, Gemma and Ross D talk to Rhys Pendred, Emerald Work's Lead UX designer. We focussed on the what, why and how of user experience, discussing: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back...

Duration:00:34:29

215 — Workplace design in the Covid era

10/6/2020
Earlier in the year, a report by academics at Cardiff and Southampton Universities found that a majority of people would like to continue working from home in some capacity, even after social distancing is no longer a requirement. But what would a permanent shift to distributed work look like? And what would it mean for organisational performance? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Dr Kerstin Sailer, Reader in Social and Spatial Networks at University...

Duration:00:47:33

214 — What do learners actually want?

9/29/2020
A lot of ink has been spilt over the issue of workplace learning: what it is, when and why it happens, and the impact it has on organizations. But what does it mean to learners themselves? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by Owen and Emerald Works CEO John Yates to discuss our forthcoming 'Learner Intelligence Report'. We cover: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details...

Duration:00:40:55

213 — Learning through community

9/22/2020
As the saying goes, "a problem shared is a problem halved". To create a safe space for L&D professionals to talk about their challenges and find solutions, Emerald Works runs a regular Learning Innovation Group (LIG). This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Gemma asks LIG curator and facilitator, Nahdia Khan and LIG participant, Victoria Winter, Learning Strategist from Cerner, about the value of the LIG. We discussed: What the LIG involvesThe value of a community of practice The...

Duration:00:36:19

212 — 12 levers for learning transfer

9/15/2020
Giving learners access to training does not guarantee any behavioural change whatsoever. Even the most engaging piece of learning doesn't necessarily shift one's thoughts or actions. So how can we plan, create and support training in a way that learning is transferred? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Gemma and Owen are joined by Dr Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, founder and chief executive officer of the Institute of Transfer Effectiveness. We discuss: the challenge of learning transfer...

Duration:00:45:27

211 — 'We regret to inform you...'

9/8/2020
Before a job candidate ever submits an application or attends an interview, they will likely have several interactions with their prospective employer that shape how they feel about the organisation. Together, these touchpoints make up the 'candidate experience'. This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by their Emerald Works colleague Esh Jugal, along with guest Matt Alder, host of the Recruiting Future podcast. We discuss: Show notes For more from us, including...

Duration:00:41:51

210 — Learning on furlough

9/1/2020
We're five months on from the start of the UK Government's 2020 furlough scheme, so this week on The Good Practice Podcast we're discussing what it's been like for those who have experienced it. Knowledge Pool's Scott Fellows joins Gemma and Ross G to share his story, while David Hayden from the CIPD shares more general insights into how people have experienced the scheme. We discuss: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com....

Duration:00:35:10

209 — Diversity and inclusion at TSB

8/25/2020
The Black Lives Matter movement has helped bring some of the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion to the fore, sparking conversations in and outside of the workplace. This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Ricky Benjamin from TSB to discuss: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf...

Duration:00:35:43

208 — Workplace culture in the age of Covid

8/18/2020
As it's become increasingly apparent that we'll be living with coronavirus for some time, organisations have started to think about what that means for workplace culture. Is it possible to hold on to what came before, or do we need to think differently about 'how we do things around here'? To answer these questions, Ross G and Owen are joined by Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP, author of 'The Joy of Work', host of the 'Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat' podcast and workplace culture enthusiast. We...

Duration:00:38:23

207 — Productivity hacks

8/11/2020
Here at Emerald Works, we recently spent some time setting objectives for the remainder of the year. One of the areas Ross D wanted to work on was his productivity, so he turned to his colleagues on the Custom Learning team for advice. This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross G, Tracey and Gemma share some of the techniques they use to keep on top of projects and 'get things done'. We discuss: Show notes For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit...

Duration:00:33:35

206 — Global L&D in the social sector

8/4/2020
Working within a global L&D network has both opportunities and challenges. But how do they differ within the social sector? How do global organizations deliver learning in rural areas with poor internet connections? And what impact has COVID-19 had on their approach? This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Nicola Boyle and Ross Garner are joined by Claire Wilson, Head of Global Learning Lab at the Social Enterprise Academy. She shares her experiences of working in global L&D in the social...

Duration:00:40:23

205 — Higher Ed vs Corporate Learning

7/28/2020
This week on The Good Practice Podcast we're joined by instructional designer Cara North, who shares her experiences of working in both corporate and Higher Education environments. What are the similarities? What are the differences? And what can these two domains learn from each other? We discuss: Show notes You can find out more about Cara at: caranorth.com Cara referenced Cammy Bean's book The Accidental Instructional Designer, available from Amazon:...

Duration:00:40:12

204 — Democratising coaching

7/21/2020
Coaching has historically only been available to senior leaders, but new digital platforms are creating opportunities to provide access for everyone. This week on The Good Practice Podcast, CoachHub's Svenja Haus joins Ross D and Owen to share her experiences. We discuss: Show notes You can find out more about CoachHub at coachhub.io Tim Harford's new book, How to Make the World Add Up, is available this September: amazon.co.uk/How-Make-World-Add-Up/dp/1408712237 Malcolm Gladwell's...

Duration:00:34:07

203 — Down the rabbit hole, on the web

7/14/2020
Consulting duo Albina Shashyna and Chris Watt use the story of Alice in Wonderland to create disruptive learning experiences that break from the norm. But like many practitioners, they had to quickly pivot to online when lockdown was introduced in March 2020. This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Albina and Chris join Ross D and Owen to share their experiences. We discuss: Show notes You can find out more about Albina, Chris and Alice at: freeyourinneralice.com The email client that...

Duration:00:42:35

202 — Farewell to Peter

7/7/2020
In this special episode of The Good Practice Podcast, we say farewell to retiring CEO Peter Casebow. Joined by Nicola, Owen, James and Ross G, Peter reflects on what's changed in workplace learning, and what hasn't. We discuss: Show notes Ross shared news of the death of Professor K. Anders Ericsson. You can read about his career here: news.fsu.edu/news/2020/06/24/fsu-psychology-professor-anders-ericsson-the-worlds-top-expert-on-expertises-dies/ Nicola shared a story about the evolution...

Duration:00:36:39

201 — COVID-19 and changing approach to L&D

6/30/2020
In the past few months, many organisations have completely changed their approach to L&D because of the COVID-19 situation. But to what extent were these changes already in the pipeline? What has worked and what hasn't? And how long-lasting will these changes be? This week, Alan Brown, Learning and Development Consultant at Standard Life Aberdeen, joins Nicola Boyle and Owen Ferguson to share his team's experiences. We discuss: Show notes The podcast Nicola mentioned is How to Fail by...

Duration:00:35:21

200 — The future of work

6/23/2020
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on organisations. We're constantly told that things won't go back to the way they were, rather that there will be a 'new normal'. So, what will that ‘new normal’ look like for L&D? This week on the 200th episode of the Good Practice Podcast, the team are joined by Andy Lancaster, Hannah Gore, Kenny Temowo and a live Zoom audience to discuss the future of: Show notes Andy's book Driving Performance through Learning can be found here - ...

Duration:01:05:57

199 — Becoming a change superhero

6/16/2020
In the past few months, we've all become fast friends with the concept of 'change'. But do you resist change when it occurs, or do you ask probing questions to shape your understanding - then act as a change superhero? In this episode of The Good Practice Podcast, author Lucinda Carney joins Ross G and Owen to discuss her new book: How to be a Change Superhero. We discuss: Show notes How to be a Change Superhero is available now from Amazon:...

Duration:00:39:56

198 — Storytelling in the workplace

6/9/2020
We've talked on this podcast about how L&D professionals can use storytelling techniques to create more engaging, memorable learning experiences. But what about the stories we tell ourselves every day? How do these stories shape our identity at work? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Simon Arrowsmith, founder of Grow the People, to discuss: Show notes If you'd like to join us for our live show, you can find all the details here: ...

Duration:00:39:33