This weeks training news
EasyJet takes to road
EasyJet is running a series of roadshows in Singapore and New Zealand to try to recruit more pilots. The first will take place in Singapore next month and will target expatriates. Joyce Linehan, EasyJet's flight operations recruitment manager, said the airline recruits more than 100 pilots a year.
Playtex builds spirit
Bra manufacturer Playtex is putting 10 of its senior sales team on a self-development workshop to build team spirit and increase the effectiveness of its sales force. The two-day workshop will involve role-play exercises and personality profiling. It will be held at the end of April by training company Marcus Bohn Associates.
The CIPD's annual training survey found that managers and professionals get the lion's share of the training budget. They are far more likely to receive training in the workplace than manual workers. Only 8.4 per cent of managers in their organisations have not received training compared with 47 per cent of manual workers who failed to get training during the same period.
Unison tracks struggle
Many local government authorities are struggling to find funds for staff training, according to a survey by government union Unison. The union spoke to representatives from 35 union branches and found that 51 per cent of authorities said their council's training efforts were hampered by a lack of resources. But the report revealed that lower-paid employees fared quite well, with 54 per cent of authorities having specific measures in place to address their training needs.