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TrainingZONE Newswire #340 – Training Trends 2005


TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 340
10 January 2005

1. Survey: Training Trends 2005
2. Feature: Evaluation - What's It All About?
3. 1000 Great Quotations: Time
4. Case Study: HMV's Hiring is Top of the Pops
5. Skills Shortages Cited as Top Business Challenge

Editor's note
The start of the year is traditionally a time for reflection and
a few predictions, which is what we're asking you to do this
week with the launch of our Training Trends 2005 survey. This is
TrainingZONE's fifth annual Training Trends survey. You'll find
the questions are similar to those of previous years to help us
build up a picture of movements in the profession. Please take a
few minutes to fill in the survey and you'll receive a free copy
of the results when they are available. Simply click on the link
below to take part:

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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

Feature: Evaluation Part 1 - What's It All About?
The start of a fantastic new series by Martin Schmalenbach that
aims to demystify the science, and art, of evaluation. Part 1
looks at Kirkpatrick and beyond.

1000 Great Quotes for Business, Management and Training: Time
"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you
must make it." - Timely quotes for the New Year.

Case Study: HMV's Hiring is Top of the Pops
How HMV is using a retail-specific psychometric assessment to
help select candidates for its graduate training programme.

Mid-Size Companies Cite Skills as Key Challenge for 2005
Research reports show that small and mid-sized companies face
skills shortages as a business challenge for 2005.

Case Study: Technology and the Trainer
Godfrey Parkin looks at the movements in technology over the
past year and asks what this will mean for trainers?

TUC Launches Salary Checker
Find out if your being under-paid with this new online salary
checker from the TUC and Incomes Data Services.

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Catch-up with the latest questions being asked by the

Evan Perkins would like to hear your experiences of implementing
online appraisal systems.

Orla Vernon needs some advice on how to make a Learning Resource
Centre more attractive to employees.

Carol Walton needs some pointers on training an HR manager to
become more strategic.

Paul Bedwell wonders if other members have experience of using
the Transformational Leadership Questionnaire?

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