New e-learning initiative puts brewer Ringnes in Christmas spirit

In a bid to help staff cope with the seasonal pressure points that traditionally plague the drinks industry in the run up to summer and the Christmas holidays, Carlsberg owned brewer Ringnes is to introduce new rapid e-learning techniques for its temporary workforce from January 2008.

Created using Mohive’s advanced e-learning system, the new courses will be offered to the hundreds of seasonal employees that join the business each year as it ramps up distribution in late spring and autumn.

Ringnes HR Manager Per Ole Thorsen says: “Equipping our seasonal workers with the knowledge they need quickly and efficiently is mission critical if we are to successfully meet demand during these high stress periods in the industry. By using Mohive’s rapid e-learning systems to train new people as they join our business we expect to be able to dramatically reduce our induction period down to about 1.5 days.”

Part of the Carlsberg group of companies, the Oslo headquartered business is the market leader and the largest brewer in Norway. The operation makes and distributes the country’s top beer brand and is exclusive distributor for Tuborg, Carlsberg and the entire range of PepsiCo soft drinks available in the region.

Health & safety, security and induction training will be the first three courses delivered over the Mohive system from January next year. Additional courses targeted across the operation’s entire workforce will be introduced on an on-going basis as part of the operation’s enterprise wide cultural change programme.

Lars Unneberg, CEO of Mohive comments: “Operations like Ringnes represent the new breed of companies now recognising the role that the latest rapid learning tactics play wherever businesses want to develop people quickly and achieve competence fast. Evidence from early stage workshops already conducted at Ringnes suggests a dramatic reduction in course turn around time.

“By focusing on new collaborative working features and knowledge sharing the new eLearning Publishing System has allowed the operation to develop courses within timeframes of approximately 24 hours.  Previously, using internal resources supported by external suppliers, similar scale courses would routinely take weeks to complete.”

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