How can learning platforms enable organisational change?

Change is a funny thing. It happens all the time, but people often resist it, particularly if they feel change is being ‘done to them’. As a result, most workplace change initiatives fail – 70% is the number that is regularly bandied around, potentially originating from research by McKinsey & Company.

5App and Freeform Dynamics Release New Report

5App and Freeform Dynamics release new report 'The Post-Pandemic CIO: Views on leadership, communication and engagement'

Top Workplace Tech and Learning Trends in 2022

You don’t need a crystal ball to know that 2022 is going to be a busy year for Learning and Development teams. Hybrid working and learning, skills, knowledge sharing and collaboration, tech innovation, recruitment and retention, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are important issues L&D and business leaders will face this year and through 2023 as well.

Key themes of 2021: Covid-19, hybrid working, D&I, reskilling

In many ways, 2021 has looked a lot like 2020. Covid-19 has continued to dictate how we all live, work and learn: we started the year with a national lockdown, many of us are still working remotely and our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing remain a top priority.

Reskilling and Upskilling – the new challenge for people managers

The shift to a more hybrid way of working has meant that many practices and procedures that were commonplace in the office have had to be reinvented. Workspaces are operating in a vast range of ways right now from fully occupied to fully remote and pretty much everything in between.

Top 5 people and culture challenges in the hybrid workplace

Hybrid is to 2021 as ‘pivot’ was to 2020. But anyone looking for best practices and answers about how to make it work for their organisation will have been disappointed. The truth is there’s no right or wrong, no rule book. We’re all finding our way through it and learning how to ‘office’ and how to ‘home.’

5App announces partnership with D&I content specialist, All of Us

Learning and communications platform vendor 5App today announced a partnership with diversity and inclusion experts, All of Us and the launch of the D&I Engagement Hub.

Build vs buy? Develop talent in-house with the right learning technology

Research by Josh Bersin found that it costs roughly $30,000 or more to recruit a mid-career software engineer earning £150,000-200,000 a year (recruitment fees, recruiting technology, advertising, onboarding and increased risk of rapid turnover), compared to $20,000 or less to reskill an employee.

Onboarding new staff or reboarding? How technology can help with the heavy-lifting

A brilliant onboarding experience for new staff is vital for engaging employees and avoiding early losses or even worse – loss before employment has even started. 

The role of technology in Employee Experience

Recently an extensive piece of research on employee experience (EX) was carried out by The Josh Bersin Company, with participation from 982 organisations. Read the insights and take aways from 5App's Head of Product, Duncan Barrett. 

How to support learning and reskilling on a budget

Over half the global workforce will require reskilling by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). In it’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, the WEF predicts that 85 million jobs will be redundant by then due to tech innovation and automation, while 97 million new roles will be created.

Digital learning fatigue: how to avoid it whilst closing the skills gap

  Latest research from Fosway suggests a real problem with digital learning fatigue. Their  2021 Digital Learning Realities Survey report highlights that it is more of an issue now than before the pandemic for over half of all organisations.