first_img Comments are closed. This week’s training newsSurvey opportunity Personnel Today’s sister publication Training Magazine is running aquestionnaire on online training. The survey looks at issues includingevaluation, trainer skills and subjects best suited to e-learning. Tocontribute before the 31 July deadline download a copy of the survey from XebecMcGraw-Hill’s website. Respondents could win a Palm m105 hand-held computer.  www.xebec-online.com/new/new/survey2001.htmMini sales scheme BMW has incorporated e-learning into its training programme for the launchof the new Mini this month. The motor company will train its dealership staff to empathise withpotential Mini purchasers, who will largely be young women with a differentoutlook from typical BMW buyers. The scheme blends online and instructor-ledtraining on selling techniques.  www.bmw.co.ukMedia firm grant Media training group Skillsformedia has received £260,000 from theDepartment for Education and Skills to extend its service beyond London. Thegrant will go towards training support for media staff in the regions, thedevelopment of the company’s website and a feasibility study on a drop-inadvice centre.  www.skillsformedia.comInsurance courses Direct Dial Group is giving staff the opportunity to gain insurancequalifications through in-house training schemes. Staff can complete NVQs andInsurance Modern Apprenticeships in areas including IT, administration andcustomer services. The insurance company, which includes Direct Dial andBennetts, currently runs 50 internal training schemes.  www.ddirect.co.ukLack of e-learning Businesses in the UK are wasting millions of pounds a year because staff arenot trained in using e-learning technology, claims consultancy Kmpinternet.com.E-learning specialist Phil Chalk said, “The benefits of e-learning to abusiness are clear, but many companies are failing to implement the necessarytraining procedures and as a result are failing to maximise benefit.”   www.Kmpinternets.comDegrees are valued As competition for graduate talent continues to intensify, many companiesare filling vacancies with those with degrees irrelevant to their job,preferring to train them on the job. Commenting on the Graduate Market TrendsSalary and Vacancy Survey, CSU chief executive Mike Hill, said, “Thissuggests that a degree is the surest foothold to professional employment andemployers will invest in training to teach them industry skills.”  www.prospects.ac.uk Previous Article Next Article TrainingOn 24 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more