Eliminate Waste and Reap the Rewards: Nine Ways to Trim Operational Expenses to Fund Strategic Learning.
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2008
Expertus (http://www.expertus.com), a global leader in helping companies fuel business growth through maximizing the value of training investments, today announced that it has released a white paper entitled, "Eliminate Waste and Reap the Rewards: Nine Ways to Trim Operational Expenses to Fund Strategic Learning." The comprehensive white paper includes applicable tips for training executives looking to improve efficiency. The white paper, in addition to recent research, webinar slides, an efficiency assessment and more, can be viewed at the newly launched http://www.trainingefficiency.com.
Recent research conducted by Expertus and Training Industry, Inc. found that 92% of the 113 learning leaders surveyed were feeling some amount of pressure to cut costs. This statistic, which was closely matched among participants in a recent webinar, indicates that finding ways to increase efficiency is an important objective.
"Recessions can create an ideal opportunity for training organizations to regroup and reassess processes to make sure they are working in the most efficient manner possible," said Ramesh Ramani, CEO and Founder of Expertus. "Inefficiencies can consume incredible amounts of money and manpower and are often ignored until budgets begin to tighten in depressed economies like what we're in today."
Expertus challenges training executives to perform an internal audit to stay ahead. To take a brief online internal assessment, visit http://www.trainingefficiency.com/assess-your-efficiency. Developed by Bersin & Associates, the 16-question evaluation focuses on an organization's operational strengths and weaknesses, serving as an online analyst to identify and resolve key issues and impediments.
The following are some tips from "Eliminate Waste and Reap the Rewards: Nine Ways to Trim Operational Expenses to Fund Strategic Learning" on how to increase operational efficiencies within your organization:
TIP #1: Consolidate and Centralize Learning Technologies
By reducing the number of systems and simplifying infrastructure, companies will have fewer system support requirements, less maintenance, fewer patches, fixes and upgrades, and fewer resource requirements. As a result, companies will decrease costs and improve data success and reporting.
TIP #2: Convert ILT to Blended or e-Learning
The obvious gains in this approach are reductions in travel, facility, equipment, and trainer costs. However, organizations shouldn't just look to cut costs by reproducing and converting content from ILT to e-learning. They should also work to leverage the big benefits that e-learning provides--such as availability, reusability and effectiveness.
TIP #3: Optimize Learning Technology Support and Administration
Learning technology support and administration refers to the human activity surrounding a learning system--namely, the administrative work going on within the training group. Organizations today don't have to buy, implement and manage learning technology, now that a growing number of LMS providers offer software as a hosted service. Tapping into external resources can be a safe and efficient alternative.
For the remaining six tips and to read the white paper in its entirety, please visit http://www.trainingefficiency.com/system/files/WhitePaper_How+to+Eliminate+Training+Waste+and+Reap+the+Rewards_Expertus.pdf or http://www.trainingefficiency.com.
TrainingEfficiency.com exists to educate and enlighten training industry professionals about all aspects of "efficiency" by providing a forum that encourages visitors to explore the issues, understand the benefits, and discover the strategies and tactics that lead to operational success in today's learning organizations. Visit the site today at http://www.trainingefficiency.com.
For more information on the comprehensive services of Expertus, log on to http://www.expertus.com or call 877-827-8160.
Expertus provides a variety of training outsourcing services for technology, administration, program management, and strategic initiatives. From implementing and managing LMS and learning-related technologies, to supporting major customer training initiatives, to seamlessly handling all aspects of training administration, Expertus has helped major companies such as NetApp, Cisco, ADP, EMC, Schlumberger, and Hyperion achieve efficiencies in corporate learning and development. Expertus is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in London, Newark, and Chennai, India. Its staff of highly trained business and technical consultants, content developers, and process specialists delivers to clients the experience, skills, and knowledge that have an immediate impact on learning initiatives.