E-learning an aid to training not a solutionOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today HR professionals have to use e-learning to improve flexible training and notjust to cut costs. David Wilson, managing director of e-learning consultancy eLearnity, saide-learning is not the complete answer to companies’ training needs, and that itshould be combined with traditional classroom learning. He said, “Learning systems might reduce travel and delivery costs. Buta big company developing the right system is a £1 million project, so thesaving is not that great. “The advantage of e-learning is the advantage of being able to reachemployees on the road at any time.” HR professionals were warned not to let their training managers – who seee-learning as a threat – slow down its implementation. Neither should employers passively offer access to e-learning on the companyintranet. He said, “Do not be lazy and put learning facilities on the company’sintranet and say that X amount of employees have access to this trainingfacility. “The danger of doing this – and I have already seen it – is that twoyears down the line employees will lack key skills and knowledge.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
HSE issues practical guide to tackle workplace stressOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Newguidance aims to improve the way employers deal with the causes of workplacestressStep-by-stepcomprehensive guidance on tackling the causes of stress in the workplace –which is estimated to be costing employers £370m a year – has been published bythe Health and Safety Executive.TacklingWork-related Stress: a Managers’ Guide to Improving and Maintaining EmployeeHealth and Wellbeing is aimed at employers with more than 50 staff.Itis designed to help them identify who is at risk and what steps they can taketo prevent problems occurring. It also outlines employers’ statutoryobligations and making the case for taking effective action.Stress-relatedillness is responsible for the loss of 6.5 million working days each year,costing the country as a whole £3.75bn, said the HSE. An estimated half amillion people are suffering from work-related stress, anxiety or depression atlevels that make them ill, it added.Themove is a first step by the HSE in drawing up benchmarks for measuringemployers’ performance in preventing work-related stress. These are beingdeveloped in partnership with the business community.Anemployee leaflet has also been published explaining what stress is, how itaffects people and what individuals can do at work to help.JoBerriman, occupational health manager at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, said theguidance would undoubtedly be useful for employers.”Managersare becoming more aware of stress, but it is still patchy. They will bereceptive. Anything that helps is a good idea,” she said.TheHSE’s guidance can be ordered online or through HSE Books, tel: 01787 881165.www.hsebooks.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.