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Compliance Audits: are you prepared for your next inspection?

Are you prepared for your next compliance audit? Few words can strike fear into the hearts of a learning team quite like ‘compliance audit’. If you’re lucky, you might have relatively predictable annual audits, for which you can thoroughly prepare and ensure you have everything in order. If you’re not so lucky, you might only […]

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Think Learning look forward to the NHS Workforce Forum 2019

Think Learning are proud to support NHS Employers and their annual NHS Workforce Forum, held this year at the Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands. The forum is in its 3rd year and is aimed at board level workforce leaders in the NHS.  Each year it goes from strength to strength with more attendees and […]

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Think Learning Listed on G-Cloud 11

The UK Government G-Cloud framework is an initiative which aims to make the procurement of Cloud based software, services or people to deliver digital projects across the whole of the Public Sector simpler, clearer and quicker. Think Learning are proud to say we have been selected for the G-Cloud Framework and are now live on […]

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When you laugh you learn with Celia Delaney

On this L&D Podcast, Nick Day is joined by Celia Delaney – a keynote speaker and comedian who boasts a brilliant track record in HR Management, L&D and coaching.  Right now, Celia is passionate and focused on offering a totally new approach to Learning & Development.This approach incorporates fun, comedy and encourages universal engagement.  It is an online […]

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Talent Management & the Power of Conversations – Hesketh Emden – Podcast

Welcome to the second HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. In this episode Hesketh Emden discusses “Talent Management and the Power of Conversations”.  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:04 — 32.3MB) | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | […]

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Content Curation for L&D Professionals – Podcast

Welcome to the first HR L&D Podcast – created by Nick Day from JGA Recruitment. In this episode CEO and Founder of Anders Pink, Stephen Walsh discusses “Content Curation for L&D Professionals”.  Below are alternative listening options: Podcast (hr_ld_podcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:21:59 — 57.6MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | […]

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A 2-minute video insight into why we chose to become a Totara Partner

Listen to our CEO Shaun Wilde give a quick insight on why we chose to become a Totara Partner Feedback.   Transcript: A key thing for ourselves was the high configuration that Totara provides, not only with the client side in site administration and all the various user levels but also on the server side. […]

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Think Learning Services Listed on G-Cloud 10

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative which aims to make the procurement of Cloud based software, services or people to deliver digital projects across the whole of the Public Sector simpler, clearer and quicker. The G-Cloud consists of: A series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can buy services without […]

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Five key ways Totara Learn supports onboarding

A good onboarding process can determine future performance. Onboarding new employees effectively plays a crucial role in employee retention, turnover and performance. Technology can have a huge impact on both employers and new employees. It can create a more efficient onboarding process through automation and it can increase engagement and productivity in new employees. One […]

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Pre-Hire Learning using Totara Learn

The NHS Streamlining programme originally started due to the experience of a Doctor on rotation between Trusts. They were completing the same paperwork and the same Statutory and Mandatory training in each organisation, delaying their start on front-line services. Induction training took place in the classroom and before education was streamlined there was a chance […]

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High Compliance using Totara Learning Audiences

One of the aims of the NHS Streamlining agenda is to drive up not just the quality of Mandatory and Statutory training (MaST) but to deliver high compliance rates across regions, reducing organisational risk and improving Care Quality Commision (CQC) results. This can only be delivered by correctly understanding the training requirements of your workforce […]

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NHS Streamlining, Totara and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

Across all the regional NHS Streamlining programmes one key component consistently strengthens and ties the Statutory and Mandatory workstreams together – the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) With a highly mobile workforce, employers often need to identify a recruits previous training. Where information is lacking, people can repeat training unnecessarily, wasting time and money. The CSTF […]

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Key components of Totara Learn V11

This overview highlights the key components within Totara Learn 11 and shows how its features and functionality work together to help you achieve your training and development needs. Click here to download the PDF.

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Key features of Performance Appraisal in Totara Learn

Totara Learn is feature rich – the existing list of features / core functionality exceeds most other enterprise wide performance and learning management systems we have looked at. We’ve summarised for you below the key functionality for managing employee performance: Definable workflow – define your own workflows with Totara Learn’s easy-to-use, online Appraisal Builder. You can include multiple stages, […]

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Why are organisations choosing Totara Learn for Performance Appraisal?

Today, more than ever, the achievement of your organisational objectives is dependent upon the knowledge, skills and experience of your workforce. Performance management is a core business practice. It revolves around the ability to give staff constructive feedback so that they can improve the quality of their work. Company goals and/or individual goals are defined […]

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Business cases for a new LMS in healthcare

We know about the challenges faced by organisations in the healthcare sector around education – high DNA rates on classroom courses, poor access to technology to complete training and in-flexible legacy LMS’s to name but a few. So how do you create a business case to support the move to new learning technology? Facing a […]

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Totara Learn offers a great solution to managing nurse revalidation

We have built online forms in Totara Learn, which replicate the NMC Revalidation templates (CPD Log, Practice-Related feedback, Reflective Accounts, Practice Hours), enabling you to launch an NMC-compliant e-Portfolio solution very quickly. System customisations can be created quickly and easily where required to supplement the core functionality, and the fact that Totara Learn can accommodate […]

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Is the effectiveness of your LMS affected by your IT infrastructure?

In February 2014 the Brandon Hall research report stated Learning Management Systems were under-performing in the eyes of organisations. Satisfaction with Learning Management platforms was low and 47.7% of respondents were looking for alternative solutions and providers. Dissatisfaction with organisations’ existing LMS’s seems to prevail and many are now citing that their LMS is also […]

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Totara Learn Learning Activities and Resources

Learning Activities Below is a summary of the comprehensive range of learning activities that can be configured to meet your needs in Totara Learn and combined into learning pathways. Assignments Enables trainers to communicate tasks, collect work and provide grades and feedback. Learners can submit any digital content (files), such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, […]

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Exploring the potential of blended learning and learning pathways in Totara Learn

Blended learning involves combining on the job experience, informal and formal/classroom training with the flexibility of technology enhanced learning methods, including flipped classrooms. A key driver for adopting a blended approach to learning is often the need to reduce the cost of learning through the optimization of resources and the time spent on undertaking learning […]

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Matomo provides user activity analytics within Totara Learn v10

‘Big data’ is making a significant impact in almost every area of business, and most organisations are ramping up their investment and interest in data as it becomes a more feasible opportunity. Totara Learn has always featured customisable reports that focus on outcomes. For example: Who’s completed what content? What scores have people got in a […]

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Totara Learn – Boosts learner engagement and drives up compliance

We live in an increasingly regulated world where compliance is a statutory and regulatory requirement within most organizational sectors. Forcing your workforce to tick boxes simply isn’t enough. It’s important to engage staff with learning by providing them with engaging systems and development activities to both achieve compliance and demonstrate competence. Thankfully, technology has rapidly evolved to support this and heighten […]

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Totara Learn Supports GDPR Compliance

Totara Learn 11 Supports GDPR Compliance

Totara Learning has announced the release of Totara Learn 11, a special interim release designed to help customers ensure their learning management platform supports their compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before it becomes effective on 25th May 2018. Totara Learn 11 makes it easy for end users to understand what their […]

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Engage. Learn. Perform. with Think Learning at #LT18UK

We are looking forward to exhibiting at Learning Technologies on the 31st January and 1st February 2018. Come and meet our solutions-focused team at STAND H6. As Europe’s leading showcase event for organisational learning and technology we will be taking the opportunity to share how Totara Learn can rise to the following organisational challenges: Staff engagement […]

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Best use of Totara to ensure compliance award 2017

We are proud to have won the award for the Best use of Totara to ensure compliance for our work within healthcare, where good, accurate training is critical to patient care. Our implementations result in significantly increased training compliance and great feedback for Learning and Development teams from regulators. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our […]

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Multi Tenancy with Totara Learn

Sustainability Transformation Plans (STPs) have been designed to drive transformation in health and care delivery across the NHS and social care.  STP plans often support the recommendations of the Carter Report, particularly the aim of making back office functions and services more efficient. Having spent the last 10 years working with healthcare organisations in the UK […]

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Key Insights from our June 2017 Totara Healthcare User Group

In June 2017 we hosted our bi-annual Totara Learn User Group. Our user groups are a way for our clients to network, share knowledge and experience and feed into Totara development plans. We were fortunate to be joined by the following guest speakers: Guest Speakers Lars Hyland,Totara – outlined the extraordinary growth of Totara, it’s cross-sector […]

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