This month's news in brief
Win a digital camera by giving your views on blended learning
Take time over the summer to complete Training Magazine's blended learning questionnaire. We have teamed up with blended learning publisher Balance Learning to carry out a major survey into the application and benefits of blended learning.
The questionnaire was published in the June issue of the magazine, but you can also complete it online via Balance Learning's website. Those who return the survey by 15 August 2003 will be entered into a prize draw to win a superb Nikon Coolpix 4300 - an easy-to-use digital camera . www.balancelearning.co.uk/
Working in a friendly environment is more important than job security, money and training according to the latest Employee Attitudes Survey from consultants Eden Brown. Around 85 per cent of respondents ranked having' nice people to work with' as key factors when choosing a job. However, only half said training and development was important to them. www.edenbrown.com
Decade with the RAF
Development specialist Brathay is celebrating 10 years of delivering 'train the trainer' programmes for the Royal Air Force and working closely to develop an RAF Leadership Centre. Over the past decade it has coached500 trainers from every part of the RAF, enabling them to identify and develop high potential officers and NCOs. www.brathay.co.uk
Lack of ambition?
UK employees put less store by attaining further qualifications than their counterparts worldwide. Only 30 per cent of UK respondents to a survey by government-backed online academics UK eUniversities Worldwide (UkeU) agreed that degrees were important, compared to 46 per cent of respondents in the US. Employees in Hong Kong and Singapore appear to take greater personal responsibility for their learning and development than in the UK and US. www.ukeu.com