Training news

Providers guide online

A new website launched by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) hopes to give businesses across London more help to get better training – much of it publicly funded – for their staff, as well as supporting the government’s skills strategy. The Employers’ Guide to Training Providers is an online tool to help London employers identify and locate quality, publicly-funded training in their local area.

Brought to accounting

A global survey of 500 organisa-tions around the world by the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has reveal-ed that more than 80% of organi-sations have increased accountancy training and development following recent corporate failures. This growth has been matched by increased budget allocation, with 50% reporting an increase in their training budgets over the past three years, while only 6% reported a reduction.

Orange halves costs

The Netherlands operations of global telecoms company Orange has halved its training spend by introducing an online metrics system. Jan Blok, senior training adviser at Orange Nederland, said the company slashed its budget by using Global Learning Alliance’s Metrics that Matter, an internet-based assessment system, to gather feedback from training course participants, monitor satisfaction levels, and measure the impact of training on business performance.

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No expense spared

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