What Fictional Books Have Made a Lasting Cultural Impact?

When discussing influential literature, it's impossible to overlook the profound impact of certain works. For instance, the best biblical fictional books have not only captured readers' imaginations but also shaped cultural and spiritual discussions for generations. Titles like The Shack by William P. Young and The Red Tent by Anita Diamant bring biblical stories and themes to life in contemporary settings, offering fresh perspectives and deeper understandings.Beyond biblical fiction, classics…

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What Nonfiction Books Provide Valuable Self-Help and Guidance?

Looking for nonfiction books that offer valuable self-help and guidance? Historical nonfiction books can be a rich source of inspiration and insight. They provide a unique perspective on past events and individuals, offering lessons that can be applied to modern life.One example of a historical nonfiction book that provides valuable self-help and guidance is "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey. While not strictly a historical book, Covey draws on timeless principles and…

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Which Adventure Book Will Fuel Your Sense of Wonder?

Looking for a literary adventure that will ignite your sense of wonder? Dive into the world of comic novels, where the boundaries of reality are stretched and the imagination knows no limits. From whimsical tales to epic journeys, comic novels offer a unique blend of humor, fantasy, and adventure that will keep you turning the pages.One of the best comic novels to read is "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. This iconic book takes readers on a hilarious journey through space…

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Which Fantasy Books Have the Most Epic Adventures?

Looking for the most epic adventures in fantasy books for your children? Look no further! Some of the best adventures can be found in fantasy literature, captivating readers of all ages with their magical worlds and daring quests.One series that stands out is "Harry Potter" by J.K. Rowling, which follows the young wizard Harry as he battles dark forces and uncovers the secrets of the wizarding world. Another classic is "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis, where children book…

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Modern learning and development graduate trainee program

Hi everyone, As part of my work, I am reviewing and redesigning our graduate trainee program to ensure it is modern and up-to-date.The objective is to benchmark other businesses that use best practices, attract candidates, and make training more engaging for graduates.It may appear that our graduate program is a bit behind, but the task here is to introduce new trends to it. I am open to recommendations, suggestions, and advice in this regard.You can reach out to me here or…

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2 Replies · Reply by Anna Watts Apr 11, 2023

Learning and Development Structures

Hi everyone - can I pick your brains?I am reviewing the structure of our L&D function to better meet the needs of our business. We are an operational business based at around 60 sites across the UK plus a head office - each site has a small team of operators ranging from a manager, customer facing staff and maintenance/housekeeping.  We need to provide more role-specific TRAINING (remember that word?!) whereas we have in recent times moved to more of a digital-first strategy. This worked during…

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0 Replies · Reply by Max Mayfield Oct 31, 2023

Unconscious Bias Training and Virtual team activities

Good afternoon all,I've been asked to adapt an existing Unconscious Bias training pack that was previously delivered in the classroom into a virtual training session (probably via Teams). The material contains some activities that were very successful in the training room, so I will be looking at ways of adapting these, but can I please ask if anyone has conducted virtual UB training in the past year, and what exercises did you use to reinforce the UB message? How did you do this and what…

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5 Replies · Reply by Helen Jeffery May 5, 2021

chernobyl tour

My tour of Chernobyl was an unforgettable adventure. The all-inclusive package made the trip incredibly convenient, covering everything from transportation to dosimetric control. The guide’s expertise and past experience as a stalker added a unique…

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CV support please

Good evening all, I wondered if there was anyone on the forum who currently works in employment relations that would be wiling to look at my CV and give me some pointers please? I work for a trade union and have done so for a decade, representing…

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3 Replies · Reply by Jeff Thorsen Apr 22

Lessons from Lockdown

If you are looking for insights into the impact of Lockdown on leadership, take a look at this recording. Here is some information about the event taken from the original event details: Reflecting on the lessons learned in the six-months since the UK first went into lockdown, this three-hour mini conference delves into what the future might hold for learning, engagement and talent. - as well as offering an inspirational look at the stories of leaders across the UK who've risen to the challenges…

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Keeping positive!

To all the lovely L&D and HR leaders - here is a personal resource of how I combat all that negativity and anxiety around the Covid19 - by focussing on some 'Good News' (literally)I wanted to share with all of you, as it has really made a change in my day-to-day and I hope, it will cheer you up a bit too -especially if you need to self-isolate, socially distance or work remotely > do you uplift your spirit?Stay well, stay positive!Iris 

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