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TrainingZONE Newswire #316 – Making the Business Case for E-Learning


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 316
19 July 2004

1. Feature: Making the Business Case for E-Learning
2. Case Study: Diversity Training at Guy's & St Thomas'
3. The Way I See It... How E-Learning Can Spare the Blushes
4. CIPD Survey Shows Severe Skills Shortages
5. Resources: TNA Toolkit

Editor's note
It's been an interesting week in training. Signs of recovery in the
market look promising, with providers announcing signs of improved
profits and making plans for expansion.

And there should be no let up in demand if you read CIPD's survey
showing that 40% of employers are facing problems recruiting people
with the skills they need.

Meanwhile could it be that a "how to switch off" component should
be included in all management training, after a study by the
Chartered Management Institute found that half of UK bosses fail to
take their full holiday entitlements?

Follow the links below or go straight to our news page to read and
have your say on these stories and more:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE

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Latest news and features:

Feature: Making the Business Case for E-Learning
Why training professionals need to think strategically to make the
business case for e-learning.

Case Study: Diversity Training at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust
"We now consider diversity and its implications in all aspects
relating to our services." - Diversity action planning at work.

The Way I See It... How E-Learning Can Spare the Blushes
Claudine McClean explains why e-learning can be good for the ego as
well as the mind.

CIPD Survey Shows Severe Skills Shortages
Why the CIPD expects skills shortages and tough recruitment
conditions to continue despite the recent rise in unemployment.

Successful Bidders for learndirect Contracts
Read about the companies who will be delivering learndirect
services over the next two years.

Busman's Holiday for Managers
It's tough at the top - how many UK managers will be taking their
summer holidays in the office this year.

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