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LearningWire #228 – What’s the state of the training market?, contributing to your organisation’s bottom line, a brief history o

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TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 228
4 November 2002
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****
LIBRARY: What's the state of the training market?
ZONES: EvaluationZone: Make a contribution to your organisation's
bottom line
NEWS/FEATURES: A brief history of e-learning, report reveals ILA
failings
COMMUNITY: Who's Who: Get to know other TrainingZONE members
***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES *****

Editor's note
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Have you visited the Topical Briefings area of TrainingZONE
lately? Filled with original features, interviews and thought-
provoking opinion on a wide range of training subjects, all
generated by TrainingZONE members, it's well worth making it a
regular stop on your visit to the site. Recently added features
include a look at keeping leadership on track and a brief
history of e-learning. Catch up with the latest features now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/topicalbriefings/

In the coming year, we'll be focussing in turn on some key topics
in training month by month. To find out more, and to get details
about how to contribute your own thoughts, see
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95528


Stephanie Phillips
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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REFERENCE
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Library
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What's the state of the training market?
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Want to find out whether others are evaluating training? Or get
the lowdown on whether coaching is going online? Or find out
just how much the training market is worth in the UK? The
TrainingZONE Library contains a range of reports and surveys
designed to help you find out the answers to these questions and
more. Click the following links to find out more:

TrainingZONE Biannual Review - June 2002
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/doc/3037

Training Trends 2002
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/doc/3006

Latest Keynote reports on training, IT training and Further
Education
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/common/keynote/

Need some support in designing your training programmes? Check
out the full range of resources provided by TrainingZONE
authors now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/ppv/


ZONES
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EvaluationZone
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Find out how you can join some of the UK's top companies in
making a real contribution to your organisation's bottom line.

Launched on 7 January 2002, EvaluationZone is an unique online
development programme bringing together expert opinion and
guidance together with advice and support from other members to
help you crack the evaluation problem - and prove the
contribution of training to your organisation's business. Proving
a Return on Investment is becoming more and more important to a
whole range of business functions - as a training professional,
you can't afford to be left out.

Evaluation specialist Paul Kearns brings his tips, knowledge and
expertise to guide you through the maze of information, theories
and techniques on offer, with one-to-one discussions, practical
exercises and guidance. Evaluating training takes time and
effort, and often can seem complicated, but EvaluationZone gives
you daily access to a whole range of activities and documents
designed to help you develop your knowledge over time. Find out
more about becoming a subscriber now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/zones/evaluationzone/

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NEWS AND FEATURES
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TrainingZONE's News and Features pages offer a whole host
of informative and original comment, advice and information
on all things HRD. Access it all at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/index.html

Topical Briefings
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TrainingZONE's Topical Briefings pages contain a wide range of
original contributed features and opinion from members, together
with interviews focussing on some of the key names in the
training world. Access the full archive now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/topicalbriefings/

A selection of recently added items:

A brief history of e-learning
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Brian Holley looks back to the origins of e-learning and some old
criteria for successful learning that often get forgotten.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/92099

Blended solutions - what do they mean in practice?
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Robin Hoyle of ebc looks at how e-learning really fits into an
effective training programme.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/86144

Search for the elusive work-life balance
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Susanne Tietze examines current thinking on the work-life balance
issues.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/85954


News
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Got specialist interests? Build yourself a personalised news page
at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/mytrainingzone/index.html


Thinking like a revolutionary - CIPD Conference keynote address
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TrainingZONE was there to hear Gary Hamel's speech about business
resilience in a turbulent world.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95178

Report reveals ILA failings
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A new report by the National Audit office has clarified the
problems which dogged the Individual Learning Account scheme.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/94879

Leadership perceived as 'under-developed'
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Recent surveys have thrown out a mixed picture of how employees
regard their managers.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/93893

Trust at work 'has plummeted over the last twelve months'
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Research by Reed suggests that morale and trust have been hit
badly in the past year.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95056

IT job vacancies continue to fall
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There were even fewer vacancies in the last quarter, but the
market may be bottoming out, according to new research.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95125


Get your regular updates from the TrainingZONE news pages at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/news/index.html

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COMMUNITY
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Who's Who
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Did you know? TrainingZONE now has over 40,000 members spread
throughout the UK and across the globe. What's more, over 5,000
of them have already created a Who's Who record telling all about
their professional interests and career to date - and if they've
posted a news item or comment to the site, you can read those
too. What's more, you can search the directory to find others
with similar interests to yours - or even track down a long lost
friend! Search the Who's Who area - and add your own record -
now at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-site/whoswho.cgi


Any Answers
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With 845 questions and 2450 answers added so far this year, Any
Answers is the place to go to get responses to your most pressing
questions. Search the archive to find out what others have said
first at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/community/anyanswers/index.html

A selection from this week's questions:

- Can anyone recommend a tool which can be used to assess an
individual's management / leadership style?, asks Shona McFarlane
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95049/728

- Can we leverage the knowledge of the firm without a KM Dept?,
asks Douglas King
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95200/728

- Does your performance appraisal system handle the assessment
of performance standards vs achievement of objectives, and if so,
how?, asks Richard Rogers
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/95140/728

Thanks to Matt Young, Simon Hastie and Gill Wright, who were
among those sharing the benefit of their expertise with
other members this week.

Make sure you receive your fortnightly edition of the Any Answers
digest by updating your news alerts at
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/mytrainingzone/index.html

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