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LearningWire #195 – HR pro formas on tap…excellent leadership ‘rare’…e-learning compliance…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 195
18 March 2002

...HR pro formas and policies on tap...planning your own
business... Excellent leadership 'rare'...e-learning compliance..

Editor's note
Research unveiled last week by Templeton College, Oxford argues
that maintaining interest and commitment from today's 'knowledge
workers' requires a complex psychological contract. Employee
involvement and good job design are key factors to maintaining
this contract positively, according to the researchers, who add
that managers need to look carefully at how to 'create the right
social conditions for innovation'.

On a more mundane level, we make maintaining a physical contract
with your staff slightly more easier this week with the
publication of off-the-shelf contracts and pro formas from

Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Owner Management - Planning your business
Does the prospect of running your own business appeal to you? Do
you dream of 'going it alone'? Or are you responsible for
advising others about starting a business? If so, this series of
self-study support materials may be of interest to you. Covering
all aspects of business start-up: from finance to legislation,
business plans to marketing, it's packed with ideas to get you
started. And there are activities and questions which you can use
to help you collect evidence towards an NVQ. Visit the link
below to read the introductory notes relating to this package and
to download a free sample before purchasing.

OneClickHR - taking the pain out of your HR set-up
Why reinvent the wheel? Now available on TrainingZONE, a series
of pro forma letters, administration forms and policy documents,
removing the hassle of creating new documents for standard HR
processes from scratch. Available singly, or as specially
selected packs. It's easy to find the right resource for you by
searching for titles, keywords and topics. To access a range of
free sample documents and search through the range of subjects on
offer, see

Tools For Leading Change
Tools For Leading Change have developed 6 new LEADERSHIP COACHING
TOOLS. Designed for internal/external HR Consultants, Trainers
and Facilitators, these 'POWER TOOLS' help you to 'unlock'
organisational change and behavioural change. Subscribe to their
free monthly newsletter. Book yourself on their 1-day master-
classes, where you will receive their innovative 'TOOLKIT'.


This week's highlights in brief:

Companies urged to join in basic skills training

Best practice companies spend twice the average on training

Managing knowledge workers needs a psychological contract

Excellent leadership is rare, says Institute of Management

Colleges reply to government critique

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Training Trends...
Final call for your views! Our comprehensive survey into the
state of training closes this week. To share your views and
receive a free copy of the results, vote in the Training Trends
2002 survey now!

Any Answers
Get the lowdown on the hot topics being discussed in the HRD
world this week at

A selection from this week's questions:

- Section 508 of the 1998 US Rehabilitation Act is now requiring
all e-learning content providers to US Federal Agencies to design
courseware compliant w/this directive. Are there any companies
out there that have done this, & would share lessons learned?
asks Fred Haberman

- Is management effectiveness best achieved through
'Competition' or 'co-operation' among employees? asks Michael Bye

- How do I get into online training?, asks Elizabeth Clouston

Thanks to Gary Homes, Heather Serdar and Paul Kilgallon, who
shared the benefit of their expertise with other members this

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