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TrainingZONE Insider #44 – Setting a Training Budget


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 44
Wednesday 10 November 2004

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 The Pros and Cons of Setting a Minimum Training Spend
2 Topics to be Covered in a Mentoring course
3 Graduation Bays
4 Review: Tolley's National Insurance Contributions 2004-05
5 Resources: Browse our 1500 Resources
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
Many organisations choose to allocate individual training
budgets. Allowing each employee a minimum amount per year for
their training is seen as a great way of showing how much the
company values staff and encourages their development. But is it
in fact a formula for wasteful use of training budgets, where
staff end up on courses that have no real business benefit as
Martin Schmalenbach suggests in Any Answers this week? And is,
as Juliet Le Fevre maintains, the idea that staff value a
company more because it invests in their development a mistaken
Have your say at:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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Any Answers Answered
This week members have shared advice and best practice on:

The pros and cons of setting a minimum training spend.

What must be covered in a mentoring course.

How to set up a graduation bay.

Finding a training venue.

New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Deborah Heywood needs some advice on best practice for
conducting a training needs analysis.

Russell Slater is considering downshifting and would like to
hear the advice of people who have already done it.

Helen Trim needs some recommendations for a developing key
accounts course.

Sonia Gupta would like to hear your recommendations of key
performance indicators for measuring the success of e-learning.

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and training tools have been sourced with our community's
interests in mind and some have also been developed by members.
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available - including coaching and mentoring, management
development, evaluation and accreditation - go to:

Tolley's National Insurance Contributions 2004-05
All you need to know (but were afraid to ask?) about National

New Members
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including: Walt Disney, Royal Bank of Scotland, Goldman Sachs
International, the Police Force, Dept of Work and Pensions,
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