e-business in brief: bid for top IT courses at new auction site

HR professionals can gain last-minute, cut-price deals on IT training courses thanks to new auction site Hoora.com. Courses include those from Novell and certified training providers Aris Education and Interquad. In its first week bidders bought top-of-the-range courses for as little as £1.



Ashridge sets up new economy programmes

Ashridge Management College has introduced three programmes to help managers face the challenges of the new economy. E-business,

E-strategy and Corporate Development in the New Economy will focus on live case studies and will draw on Ashridge’s Virtual Learning Resource Centre.



Relocation aid on the Net from ExpatAccess

ReloGlobal is an international relocation site from ExpatAccess aimed at HR professionals. It features candidate assessment and recruitment, compensation and taxes, policy development, moving household goods and more.



Yahoo adds Wideyes personality profile

Internet portal Yahoo is featuring an on-line psychometric test in its careers section as a result of a collaboration with recruitment site Wideyes. Visitors to Yahoo can draw a profile of their strengths and weaknesses and gain feedback to help them identify skills and talents.



Saffron e-courses focus on skills transfer

Saffron Education is a new “skills incubator” which places emphasis on skills transfer. “Our goal is to change the nature of training in the UK and provide tailored programmes that are a mixture of instructor-led training, mentoring and consulting, all supported by web-based technologies,” explains Tony Miller, learning director. Topics include project management, e-strategy, e-law and e-accountancy.



Meridian in on-line client skills showcase

Meridian Consulting, career management and outplacement consultancy to the City, has launched a Client Search database enabling its clients to showcase their skills on a secure web site. Recruiters can log on, search the site and e-mail the clients that interest them. Clients remains anonymous until they choose to reply to the recruiter.


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