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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 Emerald Works

    • Management
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

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.

    Covid's impact on L&D

    Covid's impact on L&D

    Covid-19 has changed the world of work, but how has this affected our approach to learning and development? Until now, reporting has been largely anecdotal. So, this week, we're digging into the data.

    Ross G and Owen are joined by fan favourite Sukh Pabial of Challenging Frontiers, who shares insights from a study he carried out from November 2020 to January 2021.

    • 38 min
    What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2021?

    What will be hot in workplace L&D in 2021?

    What ideas are L&D most excited about in 2021? And what impact has Covid-19 had on perceptions within our industry?

    This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Donald Taylor to dig through the results of this year's Global Sentiment Survey.

    We discuss: the emergence of reskilling/upskilling as a priority for L&D; the extent to which Covid-19 has amplified or disrupted trends from the past few years; predictions for the year ahead.

    • 38 min
    Should we defund HR?

    Should we defund HR?

    Does your HR team add value to your organisation? Has HR spend spiralled out of control? Does HR's willingness to become the mouthpiece of bad news let leaders off the hook?

    In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Laurie Ruettimann - host of the Punk Rock HR podcast - joins Ross G and Owen to discuss.

    • 37 min
    Room 101 (Part 3)

    Room 101 (Part 3)

    What L&D trends, tropes and clichés would you put into Room 101? Back in 2019, we cast the misappropriation of 'agile', learning styles and cheesy stock imagery into oblivion. Nearly two years on, we've decided it's high time for another clear-out! 

    This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by Owen, Gemma and Ross G to make the case that existential crises, gratuitous fun and retrofitted 'evidence' all belong in Room 101.

    • 40 min
    The Learning and Development Handbook

    The Learning and Development Handbook

    If you're looking to change up your approach to learning and development, or just seeking quick tips to focus on performance, this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast is for you.

    Author Michelle Parry-Slater joins Ross G and Owen to share insights from The Learning and Development Handbook, her new book out this February.

    • 38 min
    Running a small L&D business

    Running a small L&D business

    Are you an L&D specialist running a small business? Or are you thinking of becoming one?

    On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Lightbulb Moment's Jo Cook and Syncskills' Gaëlle Delmas-Watson join Ross G to share their experiences and advice.

    We discuss:
    - the advantages and disadvantages of running a small business
    - the importance of values
    - tips and advice for people who are thinking of setting up their own L&D business.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Mark Colgan ,

Definitely a must-listen for everyone in HR

The Emerald Works team and their guests offer incredible perspectives and advice on the show. I particularly enjoyed the interview with Bruce Daisley about company culture, awesome episode!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering and entertaining!

Empowering your employees and team members to perform at their best consistently requires looking at more than just productivity - and this podcast delivers so many different perspectives, ideas and inspiring voices to support you on that journey towards total optimization. I love the style of each episode and the variety of guests creates a multi-faceted perspective that lends itself to how work, performance and culture are evolving. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to GoodPractice today!

Big L Learning ,

Multi-dimensional Perspective

Each week the GoodPractice team takes a mundane learning and development topic and brings a fresh perspective, asking insightful questions, and challenging common notions. If only the profession had this ability from the beginning. We'd surely have progressed far further, faster. Well worth a weekly listen -- and don't be fooled by the titles. Most conversations go into far more interesting spaces.

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