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Getting engaged

An independent survey launched by HR, payroll and talent management solutions provider, MidlandHR, has identified the contributory factors to employee engagement – which 92% of respondents said is key to organisational performance. The study, Investigating Employee Engagement and Predictive Analytics, surveyed over 100 business leaders in UK public, private and charity sectors. Of the 19 [...]

By | October 27th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

Trainers, know your place!

IMC (UK) Learning Ltd has revealed research ( that looks at the barriers organisations encounter when providing training/ learning. It also reveals attitudes towards adopting e-learning tools, as well as organisations’ current use of new and emerging technologies for training. The research shows that 83% of respondents agree that enabling employees to learn is very [...]

By | October 21st, 2009|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Social media scandal

Some 35% UK organisations believe that the impact of social media is now just as, or more important than traditional media, according to a study carried out by PR consultancy, Portfolio Communications. Despite this, around 90% of organisations are not allocating a budget to a dedicated social media programme - though 31% say they plan to [...]

By | October 19th, 2009|Categories: Business, Lifestyle, Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , |0 Comments

Exclusive club for e-learning

Whether or not the UK is coming out of recession, it seems that employee training is still ripe for budget cuts. Recent research, commissioned by the e-learning and content provider, IMC (UK) Learning Ltd, shows:   42% of UK organisations cite the indirect cost of training, such as time off work to attend courses, as [...]

By | October 16th, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Learning providers are shown where the money is

During the current recession, three in ten adults who are working or looking for work have paid to learn new skills in their own time to help them get new jobs or keep their current one.   This is revealed in a new poll by elemense, the recruitment processing outsourcing company. The survey also found [...]

By | October 7th, 2009|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Telling it like it should be

Cutting back too far on staffing during the recession could leave businesses lagging behind when the upturn arrives, believes Andrew Hardaker, managing director of recruitment specialists, ATA Selection. He says that many businesses are looking at ways of saving money – and, with employees often being the most expensive overhead, staff cutbacks seem inevitable. His [...]

By | October 6th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Oxford Union debates e-learning

That august debating institution The Oxford Union – no less - focused its attention on the world of e-learning on 30th September when it debated the motion that ‘this house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow’.   The motion was lost, after learning experts from industry and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2009|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , |0 Comments