Network Like a Champion

// PREPARE BEFORE THE EVENT Know what you want out of it. Not every event is worth attending, and you’ll get most out of events if you can tell people concisely what you are looking for. Research who will be there. Targeting 1-2 people provides you with some focus and helps you make the most of your time. // ACTIVELY SEEK THE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO Find one of the organisers and ask them who is there and who they think you should speak to. It’s an easy way to get started and often leads to the best conversation of the evening. To open a conversation yourself approach a group and ask: “Do you mind if I join you?” Everyone is there to network, so they will be glad to meet another person.

Interview: Adam Harwood @ ASOS

This week we had a super interesting chat with Adam Harwood who develops the digital learning programme at ASOS. We've summarised the key points from our discussion here: // TRAINING MUST BE LEARNER-CENTRIC "We're used to information on demand" says Adam, "people want to choose how and when they engage". When he started at ASOS, development was heavily classroom based, but he noticed that some people just asked for the notes, rather than attending the sessions themselves. He realised that learning needed to suit the learner, not the L&D team. // KNOWLEDGE SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE EVERYWHERE Now ASOS focuses on having all the materials that people need in a searchable platform (they use Looop). P

How to Exit Your Millennial Employees

Two weeks ago we hosted our first Learnitect Breakfast Roundtable Series and welcomed COOs and Heads of People from leading fast growing tech companies Benivo, Deliveroo, Salesforce, Mastered, Freshminds, Yoyo Wallet, Pockit, Circle and Cisco. This is part 3 of a three-part series sharing the best practices for attracting and engaging Millennials captured at the event. Find Part 1 and Part 2 here. The “exit” part of the employee lifecycle is an often overlooked opportunity. When managed well, employee exits can be done with a positive feeling on both sides. Former employees can be a future customer or referrer of future employees and business opportunities. A comprehensive “alumni” progr

How to Retain Your Millennial Employees

Two weeks ago we hosted our first Learnitect Breakfast Roundtable Series and welcomed COOs and Heads of People from leading fast growing tech companies Benivo, Deliveroo, Salesforce, Mastered, Freshminds, Yoyo Wallet, Pockit, Circle and Cisco. This is part 2 of a three-part series sharing the best practices for attracting and engaging Millennials captured at the event. Find Part 1 and Part 3 here. Employee retention is the most challenging part of the employee lifecycle. Average tenure at start-ups tend to be short and even established corporates have trouble retaining their Millennial talent. Adobe is one of the many companies doing away with formal performance reviews, replacing the pro

How to On-Board Your Millennial Employees

Two weeks ago we hosted our first Learnitect Breakfast Roundtable Series and welcomed COOs and Heads of People from leading fast growing tech companies Benivo, Deliveroo, Salesforce, Mastered, Freshminds, Yoyo Wallet, Pockit, Circle and Cisco. This is part 1 of a three-part series sharing the best practices for attracting and engaging Millennials captured at the event. Find Part 2 and Part 3 here. Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Their attitudes towards career and work are different from previous generations. These differences have already been influencing how workplaces are designed. Research shows that 71% of Millennials are currently not feeling engaged at

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