Pitman Training and e-learning specialist Fuel have developed the first
e-learning, Internet-based keyboard skills course.
It follows research by the two companies that revealed UK companies waste
about £8.5bn a year in employee resources because staff do not have the
necessary keyboard-based skills to work efficiently and ergonomically.
"Many workers and their employees could gain perhaps a quarter of an
hour a day most days of the week by improving their skills from typing
inaccurately at less than 20 words a minute to an accurate 40 words a
minute," says James O’Brien, managing director of Pitman Training.
"It requires investing just a few hours in learning and practice to reap a
"Keyboard training has not been given the priority it deserves in the
training budgets of most organisations," says O’Brien.