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The learning and development blog that gives you ideas, inspiration and tips to help you thrive at work.

Employee training and skills

What is an agile skills strategy?

Traditional skills strategies result in unhappy learners, unhappy managers and terrible datasets. It's time to upgrade to something better.

Mark Ward Co-Founder

THRIVE news

Matalan launches THRIVE to fuel business growth

The British fashion and homeware retailer upgrades its learning platform, creating one central place for internal communications, training resources, upskilling and knowledge sharing.

Ben Cooper Awards & PR Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

How to be a better learner

To learn new skills, you first have to learn how to learn. Explore how you can evaluate your learning process and streamline it, so you can learn better and faster.

Matt Bristow Digital Marketing Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

Success Measures 101

Between curating, creating and kickstarting your learning initiatives, it’s easy to forget they are supposed to have real impact on business goals. Superstar COO Ryan O'Connell breaks down how you can get started measuring success.

Ryan O'Connell Chief Operating Officer

Employee training and skills

Remote working: How to work from anywhere in the world

Covid-19 saw an increase in UK employees working from home. Here at THRIVE we have embraced a ‘Work from anywhere’ policy even before the pandemic.

Hayley Farrell Learning Insights Analyst

Employee training and skills

3 things the Great Resignation teaches us about L&D

Times are changing. The pandemic is forcing organisations to rethink how they approach their relationships with their employees and L&D is poised to take centre stage in shaping a new employee experience.

Matt Bristow Digital Marketing Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

Beat the blues

Why wellbeing and mental health should be top of your L&D agenda in 2022

Laura Broad Senior Learning Designer

Innovation and inspiration

5 L&D New Year Resolutions you should have

Finalising your 2022 L&D strategy? Uncover our tips to make your 2022 learning initiatives the best yet.

Milka Randjelovic Senior Account Executive

Innovation and inspiration

Four companies that use social learning perfectly

Uncover how these brilliant businesses have built a social learning culture where learners love collaborating and communicating using THRIVE Learning and Skills Platform

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

THRIVE news

By the numbers: THRIVE's 2021 highlights

2021. Another unbelievable, unforgettable year. Not least for us here at THRIVE. We’ve crunched the numbers to bring you our story from the last 365.

Ben Cooper Awards & PR Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

Could NFTs impact L&D?

A look at one of the most exciting technological advancements of the 21st century and its potential impact on the future of L&D.

Matt Bristow Digital Marketing Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

You have unconscious superpowers

Dive into the mysterious and powerful aspects of the human brain and how it affects our learning experience.

Helen Marshall Head of Learning

THRIVE news

Workday HCM integrates seamlessly with THRIVE

The integration combines THRIVE Learning and Skills Platform's skill management hub with Workday HCM's toolset for monitoring skills, identifying gaps and planning recruitment.

Ben Cooper Awards & PR Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

Women in Learning: Get to know our panelists

We rallied the L&D industry's best to share ideas and practical advice for how to challenge gender inequality in the workplace.

Nicole L'ecuyer US Head of Marketing

Innovation and inspiration

The top 20 US influencers in L&D right now

As THRIVE gets accustomed to the US market, it’s always good to know who the big players and tastemakers are. We compiled a list of the 20 biggest L&D influencers in the US right now.

Nicole L'ecuyer US Head of Marketing

THRIVE news

Put L&D's value in the spotlight with the Data Lab

Get your own team of Data Analysts, helping you measure the real impact of learning activity against business goals so you can maximise your investment and gain a seat at the table.

Ben Cooper Awards & PR Specialist

THRIVE news

Introducing: The Content Club

An army of storytellers building campaign-led content and learning pathways to drive meaningful conversations.

Ben Cooper Awards & PR Specialist

Innovation and inspiration

The 20 L&D influencers you should know in 2021

Navigating the L&D space can be overwhelming, so take some inspiration and broaden your horizons with these thought leaders.

Ryan O'Connell Chief Operating Officer

Learning and Skills Platform

Differences between an LMS and LXP

Everything you need to know about the learning platform evolution.

Tracy Mayer Senior Customer Experience Manager

Learning technology trends

Who’s the real analyst?

What is social proof and why user reviews matter.

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Learning technology trends

12 L&D trends to expect in 2021

Mindset shifts, skills and product developments you can expect to see more of in 2021 and beyond.

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Innovation and inspiration

Seven virtual Christmas party ideas

A few unique ideas your teams can use to get in the festive spirit... and there's not a zoom quiz in sight!

Richard Bailey Marketing Executive

Employee training and skills

Six skills on the agenda for 2021

The world as we know it has changed forever. Here are six skills to take forward into 2021.

Laura Broad Senior Learning Designer

Innovation and inspiration

Creating continuous learning moments

L&D teams are moving away from traditional courses and creating continuous learning moments. But what exactly does this mean?

Richard Bailey Marketing Executive

Learning and Skills Platform

Data questions your LMS should answer

How to use data to better understand your learners and deliver learning that lands.

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Employee training and skills

L&D skills in 2021

Have you got these job roles covered?

Ryan O'Connell Chief Operating Officer

Learner Engagement

What can L&D learn from TikTok?

How can L&D teams leverage TikTok's engagement tactics to captivate learners? 

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Learning and Skills Platform

Video: 8 LXP must-have features

Navigating through endless acronyms and suppliers selling you the dream.

Cassie Gasson Chief Marketing Officer

Employee training and skills

Tips for onboarding remotely

How to help your new starters feel like they belong.

Laura Broad Senior Learning Designer

Employee training and skills

10 workplace skills for 2020

THRIVE’s take on the future of workplace skills.

Laura Broad Senior Learning Designer

Employee training and skills

Learning to fail

Four ways to encourage failure at work.

Al Thompson Head of Content & Partnerships

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