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TrainingZONE Newswire #322 – Feature: Meeting the Training Challenge of SMEs


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 322
31 August 2004

1. Feature: Meeting the Training Challenge of SMEs
2. Training Satisfaction Rates Hit Five Year High
3. Bitesize 17 - Horses for Courses
4. Training Can Beat Post-Holiday Blues
5. CBI Warns School Leavers Fail to Make Business Grade

Editor's note
If your welcome back to work after your summer holiday involved
an over-loaded inbox and a mountain of paperwork, you may have
some sympathy with the respondents to the latest Investors in
People survey - 60% of whom said they dreaded the return to

But while the survey paints a picture of a workforce that feels
demotivated and under-valued, nearly half cited the chance to
improve their skills at work as a productivity booster.

Speaking of being valued, a second study this week suggests that
training is gaining greater credit from workers. The research by
ORC International found that two-thirds of employees felt
satisfied with the training received in their present jobs - the
highest number for five years.

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Feature: Meeting the Training Challenge of SMEs
David Greer, National Project Manager for Employer Training
Pilots at the Learning and Skills Council, explains how ETPs can
bring tangible business benefits for small businesses.

Training Satisfaction Rates Hit Five Year High
Nearly two-thirds of UK employees are satisfied with training
received in their present job, the highest number for five
years, according to a new study.

Training Can Beat Post-Holiday Blues
Offering employees the chance to learn new skills is a key way
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Case Study: Coaching at the Post Office
How a training and coaching programme at the Post Office is
boosting sales of its financial products.

Bitesize 17 - Horses for Courses
Paul Kearns explains why the "one-size fits all" approach to
training just doesn't wear well with business partners.

The Way I See It... 2010 a Training Odyssey
Rob Sheffield gazes into his crystal ball and makes some
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CBI Warns School Leavers Fail to Make Business Grade
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