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An interesting or vital statistic?

It has been revealed that the 422,000 workers in the City and Canary Wharf contributed £11bn last year through income tax – which is the same figure as the tax paid by the entire Scottish workforce.   According to research from Ambition, the amount of combined income tax and NI contributions paid by City workers [...]

By | April 25th, 2011|Categories: Business|Tags: , |0 Comments

Articulate training courses help the expansion of e-learning courses in the UK

Omniplex, a leading provider of e-learning solutions, has reported seeing impressive and rising levels of demand for its training courses in how to use the Articulate suite of e-learning rapid authoring tools. Omniplex’s managing director, Matthew Lloyd, explained: “Most of the people we see on these courses are HR or training specialists who are developing [...]

By | April 19th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Networking works

Platinum Point, the unique business breakfast group - which is based in St Albans and which numbers this blogger among its members - has revealed that, since 2006 when the group began, the group’s members have generated an estimated £1.9m in revenue for fellow members’ businesses.   Tim Parfitt, managing director of the St Albans-based [...]

By | April 15th, 2011|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

E-learning industry news

There are rumours that Trainer1, the north London-based producer and supplier of e-learning products has taken on Alan Samuel as its Director of Client Solutions. Until the end of October last year, Samuel was in charge of the UK operations for the e-learning content producer, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), which is part of the India-based [...]

By | April 15th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reports of the death of the LMS have been greatly exaggerated

Not one but two learning management systems (LMS) success stories have just emerged – from the broadcasting as well as the oil and gas industries.   For the last three years, the e-learning consultancy Core Learning Services (CLS) has been working with Global Radio (GR) - the UK's premier commercial radio company – to host [...]

By | April 9th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s not just all talk

According to a customer satisfaction survey conducted at the end of March, some 80% of executives believe their company delivers superior customer service. Interestingly, only eight per cent of their customers agree. This statistic was revealed by Murray Cox, a consultant with the customer communication consultancy CCL ( Cox was speaking at one of a [...]

By | April 4th, 2011|Categories: Business Technology, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Social media advice for organisations

‘Social media – we know it’s going on but we’re not in control’. That – according to communication strategy consultant Martin Hill-Wilson – is a typical response from businesses to today’s social media phenomenon. Hill-Wilson was speaking at one of a series of seminars on communications and customer strategy organised by the management consultancy CCL [...]

By | April 2nd, 2011|Categories: Business, Business Technology, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hope springs eternal – but time could be running out for HR

In his keynote speech at Plateau Insights, Plateau Systems’ European user conference, held in Rome and the end of March, Thomas Otter, Research Vice President at the market analyst firm Gartner, Inc, revealed that he and his team receive a wide range of queries about ‘talent management’, ranging from the extremely general to the highly [...]

Learning and talent development survey: no surprises but some disappointments

Funding for learning and development has continued to fall as employer budgets feel the squeeze, according to the Chartered Institute of Learning and Development (CIPD)’s recently published annual Learning and Talent Development survey. According to the survey, some 40% of organisations have either decreased funding for learning and development this year or anticipate doing so, [...]

By | April 1st, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments