February 21, 2007 | Leave a Comment
How does your organization’s training and elearning budget stackup to the competition? Is your investment in e-learning solutions and technology at par with industry standards? Are you short changing your most powerful competitive advantage? Bersin & Associates provides answers in this year’s Corporate Learning Factbook.
Some highlights … to whet your appetite!
- The corporate learning market continues to
grow, with budget increases averaging 7%.
- In 2005, 73 cents of every training dollar
went to payroll expenses; in 2006, payroll expenses
were 65 cents of every dollar.
- The average spending per learner is $1,273.
The highest spending sector is technology ($2,763)
and the lowest is retail ($519).
- Sales training and management/supervisory
training are the program priorities for most learning
- The highest growth areas of outsourcing for
the coming year are in custom content development
and LMS hosting.
To get this report on Corporate e-learning, go to http://www.bersin.com/
February 20, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Toyota’s corporate culture has transformed it from a small manufacturer
into a market-gobbling giant famous for quality circles and giving
workers control over production lines. For years, aspiring factory
leaders have come here to attend Toyota’s select technical high school,
the Toyota Technical Skills Academy in Toyota City.
Toyota’s culture, she said, is still grounded in a Japanese-oriented
brand of group-think. But in some cases, Toyota has also adapted it to
fit American culture, she said, dropping group calisthenics at American
factories, for example, although that is still common at Japanese
She said she understood the Toyota Way better after
learning from people who had lived it their entire professional lives.
She now uses the wall chart as a critical motivating tool for managing
“When I saw folks in high ranks, like Mr.
Watanabe, and how consistent and dedicated they were, I knew they were
true believers” in the Toyota Way, Ms. Newton said. “Now, I’m a true
You might not be a Toyota but you need to consider how structured training and e-learning programs can help your organization stay cohesive, dedicated and productive. Consider investing in an online training platform today.
February 14, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Any IT training challenge, from Microsoft Outlook to complicated
document management, requires analysis to assess training needs,
methodology that ensures high retention and post-training support to
guarantee ongoing skill enhancement.
Data from e-skills UK indicates that employers are realizing greater advantages from e-learning compared to conventional training techniques. The main reasons for using technology-based courses to train include accessibility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, said eight out of 10 employers. These courses usually comprise training programs delivered via computers, either through the Internet or dedicated training software. Podcasting is also increasingly being used for training, with teachers transmitting audio files to students or chartrooms so students and teachers can discuss the subject matter.
Learn more about e-learning at silicon.com
To see how you can get started in e-learning, visit www.eleap.us for an easy step by step guide.
February 12, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Better listening skills. Open communication. Mutual respect. Those are
the sorts of characteristics that nearly every supervisor would like to
see in the workplace. Learn more at by visiting the Business First.