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TrainingZONE Newswire #320 – The Way I See It… How to Become a Motivator


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 320
16 August 2004

1. The Way I See It... How to Become a Motivator
2. Ethical employment policies only scratch the surface
3. E-Learning in Higher Education - Where Next?
4. Training Needs Analysis Toolkit
5. How Did I Get Here? Paul Kay, Moat House Hotels

Editor's note
A recent survey conducted by the Learning and Skills council
(LSC) of 72,000 employers in the UK revealed that bosses would
describe 2.4 million workers as incompetent at their current

These startling figures were attributed to a number of differing
reasons, however a significant proportion of employees' skills
gaps were seen, by managers as due to a "lack of motivation" in
the workplace(33%).

TrainingZONE would like to hear about your experiences of
motivating employees? Share your thoughts with other members.
Simply use the 'Post a Comment' button at the bottom of the


Dawn-Marie Dart
Acting Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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The Way I See It... How to Become a Motivator
Tom Bailey, UK account manager for Mind Resources explains how
giving employees more responsibility can help boost their

Ethical employment policies only scratch the surface
Employers are yet to be convinced of the tangible benefits of
ethical employment policies.

Feature Article: E-Learning in Higher Education - Where Next?
Tim Collin of WebCT looks at how universities and colleges can
develop their e-learning.

Case Study: IT Training in NHS Lothian
Lothian NHS - University Hospitals Division faced a mammoth task
when it decided to get its workforce up to speed.

B&Q adopts 'Muppet' song to fire up staff
Staff at a new B&Q store in East Kilbride have been told to sing
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How Did I Get Here? Paul Kay, Moat House Hotels
Customer Sales Training Manager Paul Kay talks about his career
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"Can anyone please help me with a good icebreaker for telephone
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