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TrainingZONE LearningWire #136 – Training Trends 2001 results, new online diagnostic tools


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 136
22 January 2001


1. NEWS and INFORMATION: Training Trends 2001 survey results
2. RESOURCES: Online diagnostic tools, Business School to launch
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Business English Trainer and more...


A TrainingZONE eye view
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who've managed to successfully implement an all-singing, all-
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recognition again and again and secured countless National
Training Awards, many delegates are left wondering just how
and if they should be introducing similar plans in their own

Well, now you can find out whether you really are in the minority
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session. TrainingZONE's comprehensive survey of training and HR
professionals, carried out in conjunction with the Training
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the most popular practices in staff development today. You can't
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Major new training survey shows surprising results
This week, TrainingZONE releases the first results from the
Training Trends 2001 survey carried out in partnership with
the Training Solutions Show. This major study, carried out
entirely online, presents the findings from a wide cross-
section of Training and HR professionals into current
training practices and the extent to which organisations
are supporting staff development. The results make for
interesting - and at times very uncomfortable - reading.

For the first time, changes in the way in which training is
delivered are quantified, with the study revealing the
penetration of and attitudes towards e-learning and the role of
coaching and mentoring methods in the workplace. It also reveals
how e-learning is affecting the other more conventional forms of
staff development and the implications for training providers.

The study also reveals the extent to which feedback, learning
evaluation, and follow-up support are used, and revealingly,
captures information about the 'learning culture' within
organisations and the extent to which the rhetoric differs from
the reality.

This important study is now available to access online. See

Wicks announces consultation into future of NTOs
Lifelong Learning Minister Malcolm Wicks has announced the launch
of a major consultation into the role and future for National
Training Organisations (NTOs).

National Audit Office to investigate New Deal
After several years of conflicting reports and claims from the
scheme's supporters and detractors, The National Audit Office is
to launch an in-depth study into the success of New Deal, which
should provide an objective view of how the scheme has fared.

New research highlights best practice for 360% feedback
New research on 360 degree feedback by assessment and development
providers SHL aims to provide an insight into best practice into
delivering and carrying out a 360% feedback process within an

DfEE calls telecom companies for feedback on training
The Department for Education and Employment has put out a call
for contributions to its consultation on the future of a National
Training Organisation for the telecoms sector.

New basic skills research unveiled
New research unveiled by Lifelong Learning Minister Malcolm Wicks
yesterday aims to highlight the problems faced by those with poor
basic skills, and the benefits improved basic skills would mean
to the economy.

Einstein Channel buys training provider T.E.N.
Einstein Channel acquires T.E.N, producers of video based
training for the professions, in a 500,000 GBP deal.

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A library of practical resources for your immediate use is at

New! online profiling tools
This month, TrainingZONE brings you a new range of online
profiling and self-assessment tools. Each tool contains a
diagnostic instrument, which is completed online and then quickly
analysed to present you with an expert report and practical
suggestions for action points.

Here's a selection of titles:

** Improving Performance at Work - practical steps identified to
make best use of your time and effort
** Communication and problem solving - creating a better
response through mastery of the five key skills
** Understanding others at Work - better understanding of how to
relate to colleagues and clients to achieve best results,
using a proven model
** Career Advantage - gain specific information to help you plan
your career choices and develop further

Access any of these now at

Online Business School - coming soon!
TrainingZONE is pleased to announce a partnership with the
International Management Centres Association to launch the first
completely online Business School. Fully accredited in both the
UK and the US, the Online Business School enables managers to
study for Certificate, Diploma, Degree, and Master level
qualifications in Management in their on time, at home or at
work, from their own desktop, using action learning methods,
self-study and a comprehensive library of support materials.
Stay tuned for the launch of the Online Business School in March.

This week's top vacancies include:

- Trainer, Customer Relations, Nottingham, salary neg.
- Business English Trainer, London, salary neg.

Find the full details of these and other New Year opportunities


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