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TrainingZONE Newswire 339 – Happy New Year


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 339
4 January 2005

1. Feature: Conducting a Training Needs Analysis
2. Talent Management - Just Another Fad?
3. Parkin Space: New Year's Resolutions
4. Case Study: ING Acts to Promote Diversity
5. Top 50 Features of 2004

Editor's note
If the first day back after the holidays has you feeling less
than enthusiastic, this week's line up should help you kick
start some motivation. Our latest feature explains how to make
a fresh start in staff development with advice on how to conduct
a large scale training needs analysis:
Elsewhere, Godfrey Parkin offers up some training resolutions
for 2005, Michael Moran examines talent management and our case
study shows how ING bank has benefited from diversity training.
But, if you still feel like one extra day off would have made
all the difference, then read why businesses are backing calls
for an extra bank holiday at New Year:

Happy New Year!

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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News and features
To keep up to date with training news visit TrainingZONE
daily. This week's highlights:

Feature: Conducting a Training Needs Analysis
If you are about to undertake, or in the middle of a training
needs analysis don't miss this guide to help you through the
process by Sharon Bartram and Brenda Gibson.

Feature: Effective IT Training
Ayaz Rathore, looks at how IT training methods are changing and
questions which is the most effective way to learn.

The Way I See It...Talent Management - Just Another Fad?
Talent management is the latest buzz in the HR field but is it
just another empty fad? Michael Moran cuts the jargon and
examines the issues.

Parkin Space: New Year's Resolutions
It's that time when we all resolve to try that little bit
harder. Godfrey Parkin shares his professional resolutions for

Case Study: ING Acts to Promote Diversity
Global bank ING used drama to help staff understand the issues
around diversity and the business benefits it can bring.

Top 50 Features of 2004
A selection of our favourite 50 features - broken into 10 themes
- published in 2004.

Training - The Missing Element in Mergers and Acquisitions?
Jon Buttriss looks at how training can help maintain momentum
and overcome culture clashes during company mergers.

Resources: TNA and Performance Appraisal Toolkit
As a special deal for TrainingZONE members pick up the best-
selling Glasstap Training Needs Analysis and Performance
Appraisal Toolkit as one package, saving 35-pounds on the full
Browse all 1500 documents in the TrainingZONE Library:

Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the

Does anyone have advice on setting up an intranet for a small
company? Asks Eve Michaelis.

Trevor Satour needs ideas for a half-day mentor training session
and designing a structured mentoring system.

Lisa Hodge wants to know if anyone is willing to share their
post course evaluation forms?

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