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TrainingZONE Insider #58 – Does IIP deserve ‘useless’ label?


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 58
Wednesday 16 February 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Improving the bottom line with T&D
2 Benchmarking pay for trainers - how much should be charged?
3 Survey: Training Trends 2005
4 Review: New Market Mavericks
5 Selecting and using mentors effectively
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
Earlier this week, author Dan Lewis branded Investors in People
a 'useless quango' - but TrainingZone members don't agree.

Tom Debenham who refers to Lewis as 'desperate' says the
details are wrong:

"His report is reproduced under the list of '10 most poorly
researched reports masquerading as fact."

We would like to hear your views; does IIP deserve to sit
alongside the 'outcasts' list - including among others
the British Potato Council and the Wine Standards Board?


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Review: New Market Mavericks
"Cutmore's book is a thoroughly entertaining tour of the
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