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TrainingZONE Newswire #333 – UK Must Invest in Skills to Meet Global Challenge


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 333
15 November 2004

1. Feature: E-Learning to Suit
2. Brown Tells Business "Invest in Skills"
3. Develop Staff to Meet Productivity Targets - IIP
4. What's the Point of Leadership Programmes?
5. Parkin Space: Are We Ready for the Digital Genration?

Editor's note
Business leaders can surely not have failed to get the
message that investing in staff development is the key to
business competitiveness this week. Last week at the CBI
Conference in Birmingham, the Confederation and Chancellor
Gordon Brown both cited increasing Britain's skills levels
as our best strategy to compete on the global stage in a
climate of outsourcing. Read what Gordon Brown had to say
about the UK skills challenge:
While today, marking the start of Investors in People Week,
the IIP is calling on business leaders to develop staff if
they are to meet their own ambitious productivity targets.
Read the IIP's research:


Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Feature: Tailor E-Learning to Suit
Using Learning Styles Analysis Dr Yvonne Walus explains how
to tailor e-learning to the needs of the individual and optimise
their ability to learn.

Brown Tells Business "Invest in Skills"
British people must become the best trained in the world to
beat the challenge of global outsourcing, Chancellor tells CBI.

Develop Staff to Meet Productivity Targets - IIP
Ambitious productivity goals, but failing to prioritise
staff development - Investors in People calls on senior
managers to take a clear view of their business.

What's the Point of Leadership Programmes?
Paul Kearns argues that training managers need to ask
serious questions about the business benefits of leadership
development programmes.

Parkin Space: Are We Ready for the Digital Generation?
Godfrey Parkin ponders how training professionals will cope
with developing the digital generation.
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Bitesize 23: Installing a Learning System
Paul Kearns explains why, above all else, a business partner
should establish a system for learning.

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