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Tips, guides, articles and blogs that share L&D insight and practical solutions to challenges including staff performance, leadership, selecting the right tools and systems and implementing informal learning.

Once upon a time…

…there was a learning and development manager who had not grasped the real difference between eLearning and eReference. This gap in his knowledge unfortunately led to a poor purchasing decision that cost his friend’s organisation a lot of money for a product that didn’t solve their problem. Sadly, he was not alone and we hear this kind of story all too often.

The People Alchemy team have always aimed to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. We share tips, guides, articles and blogs to provide insight and advice that tackle just this sort of challenge. Our resources are short, practical and written to help you take action.

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Tips

People Alchemy tips are written by our founder and managing director, Paul Matthews to share and pass on, not just amongst L&D and HR folks, but everyone in the workplace. Take your pick from these free downloads and get a weekly tip delivered straight to your inbox and learn a little something every Monday!

This booklet sets out 17 essential L&D strategies that you can use to make positive, lasting change in your organisation.

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Discover 50 simple tips on how to manage people more effectively so your job as a manager gets easier, and you get better results than ever before.

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Discover 50 simple personal effectiveness tips on how to get better results for yourself, your colleagues and organisation than ever before.

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“I thought I would let you know that I really value the weekly, and especially Monday morning, thoughts and practical suggestions. It is the one email I look forward to in the inbox. I love the links and use the info in my team. Well done – keep on doing it.”

Sharron, Operations Manager

This Best Practice Guide introduces the new KiFi system model. Enabling you to identify the differences and uses of two different types of learning products – a Know it product and a Find it product.

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Informal learning is a hot topic, but what’s the best way to manage it and support 70:20:10? This guide provides some practical things you can do to realise its potential and get better results.

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Selecting systems to assist with learning and development is not a simple process. This guide gives you a method that breaks down this complexity into simple steps so you can make a robust and defensible decision that minimises risk.

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There is a strong link between leadership and learning, and this guide explains that link – where engagement fits into the mix, and how the organisational learning environment can act as a brake or an accelerator on the effects of leadership.

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Accelerate the time to proficiency for new managers in your organisation with the simple process detailed in this guide. Turn your newbies into a ‘safe pair of hands’ in no time.

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This guide shows you how by giving you a model of capability, and a way to use that model to drill down into the true causes that contribute to an employee being unable to adequately respond to the task they are asked to do.

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“In this brilliant document Paul Matthews clearly and simply helps you to make the choice between the various elearning offerings out there. It’s a quick read, but a valuable one. I’d recommend it to anyone making decisions about computer based products to help them or their staff do their jobs better or if you want to start a debate about learning products in an organisation.”

Julie Couchman-Boor, L&D Advisor