Get your L&D strategy fit for 2017

Get your L&D strategy fit for 2017

With 2017 well and truly underway, we’re offering everyone the chance to get the best start to 2017 with a free Personalised Benchmark Report and a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at LT17! With a challenging year ahead of us,...
Industry Responses to Unlocking Potential

Industry Responses to Unlocking Potential

On 17 November, we launched our annual Learning Benchmark Report – Unlocking Potential. At the VIP preview, we asked people how the insights shared in this year’s report can help businesses get more out of learning. Hear what they have to say and see...
Unlocking Potential: The Fast Facts

Unlocking Potential: The Fast Facts

Short on time? We’ve consolidated all the major highlights of our report in one concise, relevant summary. Download the full report for free here. Today’s successful workplaces are fast moving, global and digital. Learning innovation, done well,...
How To Benchmark Your L&D Strategy (and Why)

How To Benchmark Your L&D Strategy (and Why)

Here’s a quick overview of benchmarking, why you should do it and what you need to get started. What is benchmarking? Benchmarking is the process of comparing your business processes and performance metrics with those of other organisations. The Towards Maturity...
The Number One Tool for Helping You Win Awards

The Number One Tool for Helping You Win Awards

Entering awards can be daunting and time-consuming, on top of everyday work. However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection. Everyone loves winning awards. To win one, you usually have to enter it though. Entering awards can be a daunting and...

Embracing Change: The L&D Leader’s Perspective

Dave Buglass, Head of Capability and Learning at Tesco Bank ‘The most significant question for an HR professional to ask a business leader is, “How can I help you deliver what’s really important to the business?”’   “For the last 20 years, I...

Embracing Change: Fast Facts

Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report. L&D have high aspirations for their role: Approximately 9 out of 10 are seeking a wide range of benefits, but those relating to improvements in training efficiency...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report: Mid-Sized Businesses

2015 Sector Benchmark Report: Mid-Sized Businesses

The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) is available to download at the bottom of this page. Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Kallidus. While there is a...

Global Learning: Sharing Opportunities and Challenges

Do L&D leaders around the globe share the same goals and aspirations about modernising workplace learning? Do the challenges we face differ as we move across geographies? Or do we have more in common than we think? I’m reflecting on some of these issues right now...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Energy and Utilities

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Energy and Utilities

The 2015 Energy and Utilities Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Finance and Insurance

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Finance and Insurance

The 2015 Finance and Insurance Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Professional Services

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Professional Services

The 2015 Professional Services Sector Benchmark Report provides powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the Professional Services sector...

Transforming L&D: How to Build the Right Skills for Success

We grapple with the continuing issue of building skills in the L&D team, offering advice on how to get started and make progress. Learning and development teams have big aspirations to transform learning and performance in their organisations, but there are big...

Towards Maturity Goes Global for 2015

See our planned international dates coming up, with Laura Overton presenting on a variety of topics and challenges around the globe. Since 2003, Laura Overton and the research team have been tracking the progress of L&D professionals as they seek to modernise...
In-Focus: Aligning Learning to Business (2015)

In-Focus: Aligning Learning to Business (2015)

Download this updated Towards Maturity In-Focus report at the bottom of this page for seven habits to help you align learning to business. The CIPD’s 2015 Learning and Development study shows that only 25% of L&D leaders agree that their L&D and business...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Manufacturing

2015 Sector Benchmark Report – Manufacturing

The 2015 Manufacturing Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our Shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the...

Bringing Learning to the Boardroom

Many L&D leaders today struggle to engage the C-level in their organisations, meaning that it can be difficult to get learning on the boardroom agenda. Here are crowdsourced ideas from L&D leaders on how to use evidence more effectively to bring the subject of...

7 Practical Tips for Building the Skills of Your L&D Team

Whether you are an individual or team of 100, one thing is clear: times are changing and the skills in our L&D teams need to evolve.  New learning models, constantly changing technology tools and an increasing demand from customers means that there is often...

What is Influencing the Future of L&D?

You are wrong if you are expecting me to start crystal-ball gazing to identify the future shape of corporate learning and development. At Towards Maturity, we’re in the privileged position of being able to share some early insights into real evidence of how...
2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report

2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report

The 2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase from our Shop. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors. Within the Health sector,...
How Benchmarking Brought Change at FirstGroup

How Benchmarking Brought Change at FirstGroup

Do you need to understand how your L&D team shapes up as a business function? Niall Gavin, Group Head of Technology Assisted Learning at FirstGroup plc, used the Towards Maturity Benchmark to clarify the role of L&D in FirstGroup, and to gather the evidence of...
2015 Sector Benchmark Report: IT & Telecoms

2015 Sector Benchmark Report: IT & Telecoms

The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for IT & Telecoms is now available to download at the bottom of this page. Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Raytheon Professional Services. When it...
2015 Retail Sector Benchmark Report

2015 Retail Sector Benchmark Report

Retailers are improving revenue, productivity and behavioural change amongst employees as a result of adopting technology-enabled learning, but there is still more opportunity to be had. The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for Retail is now available to download at the...

Why Today’s Businesses Should Use Learning Data

Piers Lea details why LEO places data analysis at the core of L&D strategy; reflecting on personalisation, responsiveness and LRS.   What does it mean to be an end-to-end provider of learning technologies services in 2015? The fact is, it’s a...

Infographic: The DNA of a Top Deck L&D Team

The 2014 Towards Maturity Benchmark takes a fresh look at the learning leaders – the Top Deck (those in the top 10% of the Towards Maturity Index). Across the board, these organisations are more than twice as likely to achieve the benefits they seek from a modernised...

Two Great Seminars You Missed at LT15

If you want to work smart and refine your strategy this year, these great seminars will help you find the right ideas, goals and tactics to bring you success in 2015. If you missed them, check out the slides below. How to get your L&D team in tip top condition for...

L&D Benchmarks: Discover the Actions that Get Results

At the start of 2015 our thoughts turn to preparing for the year ahead. L&D leaders around the globe are clearly concerned about they add value; how can they support rapid change in business and respond faster to it, ensuring that their teams are equipped for...

12 Top Deck Tips for Christmas

Find out what our Top Deck – the top 10% of L&D organisations who are delivering the biggest results from this year’s annual benchmark report Modernising Learning:Delivering Results – do better than anyone else to achieve success.   The...

Senior L&D Leaders React to the 2014 Benchmark Findings

On 30th October, LEO and Towards Maturity collaborated in an exclusive pre-launch event to release the report’s results a week early to senior L&D leaders. The responses collected in this event were included in the final report, contributing more valuable insights...

“The Learning Challenge” by Nigel Paine

In his recent book1 Nigel Paine looks at The Learning Challenge. We invited him to comment on the Towards Maturity 2014-15 Benchmark Report. In this guest blog, he explores 5 areas of synergy with the findings of the Towards Maturity 2014 Benchmark Report:...

Ambassador Reactions to the 2014-15 Benchmark Report

The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year. We’ve had some great observations from L&D leaders who explore how it challenges both business leaders’ and learning leaders’...
Modernising Learning: Delivering Results (2014)

Modernising Learning: Delivering Results (2014)

Go To the bottom of this page to the ‘Related Download’ section to get your free copy of Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study. We are proud to announce the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark...

A Warm Welcome to Our Latest Ambassador, Sponge UK

  Towards Maturity welcomes leading e-learning company, Sponge UK, into the thought-leadership Ambassador Programme, which supports Towards Maturity’s annual Benchmark Study aimed at helping businesses change and grow through learning innovation.   The...

The Towards Maturity Personalised Benchmark Report

The Personalised Benchmark Report™ is what sets the Towards Maturity Benchmark apart from any other L&D study. “This unique research enabled organisations to benchmark themselves against their peers. Every organisation taking part receives a Personalised...

Benchmark with the Best: Deliver Award-Winning Results

Benchmark to be a WINNER: Why awards shouldn’t be “One Night Only” Awards brighten up the year and provide us with plenty of inspiration for the year ahead. The Awards Season kicks off in November with the E-Learning awards, followed swiftly...

Struggling to Engage Learners? Help is at Hand!

If you are looking quick wins and a long term fix to help you engage learners, read on… As life gets busier, time gets tighter, and often the most important things – like reflecting and learning – get pushed to one side. If it is true for us as...

How benchmarking boosts results in the charity sector

Members of the Charity Learning Consortium have been using the Towards Maturity Model since 2010, as an independent framework to review their current learning practices and compare their results with their peers, both within the sector and beyond.  This process...

Towards Maturity Global Benchmark Briefing: Australasia

How does technology-enabled learning in Australasia differ from the UK, and what lessons can we learn from each other? This year, Towards Maturity’s Benchmark celebrates a decade of collecting data and practical insights that show how technology enabled learning...
In-Focus: Mobile Learning at Work (2014)

In-Focus: Mobile Learning at Work (2014)

Powerful research from nearly 500 hundred organisations shows how mobile technology can be successfully incorporated into the workplace. This In-Focus report titled, ‘Mobile Learning in the Workplace’ is the second in a series that explores changing...

Making the most of the Learning Technology Summer Forum

The Learning Technologies 2014 Summer Forum is the unique follow-up event to Learning Technologies 2014 and will take place at Olympia 2 on 17th June 2014. Here is our summary of our thoughts on the best conference sessions, free resources and seminars! OK a bit...
In-Focus: Aligning Learning to Business (2014)

In-Focus: Aligning Learning to Business (2014)

Updated Aligning Learning to Business Report July 2015 – THIS REPORT HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED, PLEASE GO HERE FOR the LATEST VERSION Original article:  Yesterday’s The CIPD/Cornerstone On Demand Learning and Development report 2014 showed that the top two...
Spotlight: Learning Innovation in the Charity Sector (2014)

Spotlight: Learning Innovation in the Charity Sector (2014)

The new Towards Maturity Sector Benchmark Report – Innovative Learning in the Charity Sector – launched today shines the spotlight on the impact and benefits that charitable organisations are realising from implementing learning technologies. The study, the...
Towards Maturity Learner Voice Part 1

Towards Maturity Learner Voice Part 1

The Learner Voice is a new Towards Maturity series designed to help L&D managers challenge their assumptions about workplace learning and to identify new opportunities to connect with and engage their staff. In part 1 we look at how 2,000 learners in the private...

New Learning Agenda Part 3: Customer Activated Learning

In November Towards Maturity Launched ‘The New Learning Agenda’ outlining recommendations for the business and L&D professionals as a result of their 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark. In the 3rd part of the series, published by Inside Learning Technologies in...
Infographic: Implementing the New Learning Agenda

Infographic: Implementing the New Learning Agenda

Is your organisation prepared for success in 2014? Use this new infographic as a check list in your organsiation to help you become a top learning company. Data is taken from the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark where 540 participants from 44 countries contributed...

LINE gives TM Benchmark Report 2013 a big thumbs up

LINE, a TM Ambassador, has given a big thumbs up to Towards Maturity’s New Learning Agenda TM Benchmark Report 2013. You know when articles use metephors based on the Great British Bake off that it’s going to make positive reading! In John Helmar’s...

New Learning Agenda – Talent:Technology:Change

Laura Overton shares the findings of the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark study. The report outlines a New Learning Agenda for business and learning leaders to share to deliver 21st century learning that supports the priorities of 21st century learners and...

Towards Maturity’s 7 secrets of top performing L&D teams

Today’s L&D function is under intense pressure. Globalisation, technology, continual change and focus on talent means that more is demanded of learning teams who have diminishing resources to draw on. This presentation by Towards Maturity Managing Director, Laura...

Learning – the next big business opportunity for UK PLC

In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Industry strategy, it recognises that there are a number of industry sectors where government action can have a real and early impact – and education is one of them.  On the 29th of July, BIS published...

Be The Best in 2013

How often do the important things get pushed away because of the urgent? Schedule time to TAKE PART in the Towards Maturity Benchmark today to help you BE THE BEST! L&D professionals are the first to encourage others to stop, reflect and learn from experiences but...

Are you ready to win an award? Benchmarking can help!

Last updated June 2014 Entering awards provides a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and to shout about your successes. The awards process itself provides an opportunity to informally benchmark, which helps us raise our game and the game of those...
Spotlight: Finance Sector (2013)

Spotlight: Finance Sector (2013)

Fifty companies in the Finance and Insurance sector were amongst the 500 contributors to the Towards Maturity 2012-13 Benchmark reviews. Valuable insights are emerging as to how to drive the transformation of learning and development in this sector and integrate it...

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