Gaining From Training - What Employees Can Expect in 2011

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According to Career Navigation's latest research report, in a time of austerity employers are not cutting the training budget, but the focus is on ensuring senior people are equipped to run the organisation through difficult times

Everyone one is more visible, more accountable and more pressured to perform

The country is awash with the drama of public and private sector organisations downsizing. Yet at the same time learning and development specialists Career Navigation hear employers are focused on senior talent management as the focus of their learning and development strategy.

The fact is that the less people employers have, the better they have to be, as well as being more adaptable to multi-tasking.

In a recent research report commissioned by learning and development specialists Career Navigation, more than half the organisations surveyed expected to increase their L&D spend in the coming year. Management and senior executives seem to be set to gain the most through skill development and executive coaching. Health and Safety training– a subject Lord Young spent much time considering before he left the coalition government – is showing a low priority. Maybe employers have been so diligent they have kept right up to date with implementing health and safety training – or maybe they have got cynical and weary of the topic.

“Everyone is more visible, more accountable and more pressured to perform” observes David Jensen, CEO of Career Navigation. “We recently ran some time management courses for a major manufacturer and found during the course, that delegates had a raft of other workplace culture issues that were the real reason for the poor performance in time management across the business”. By running in-house, rather than open public courses, Career Navigation can dovetail their courses with staff needs as they arise and before they become a problem.

A free copy of the report is available from Career Navigation.

“With the desire to train more but spend less, we are seeing an upsurge in enquiries for our tailored in-house courses” says Jensen, which he attributes to buyers exploring less well known providers such as Career Navigation, as opposed to just going back to the same old, big name suppliers of the past who may have become complacent about price and service.

Career Navigation provides a range of learning and development services ranging from outplacement to executive coaching, skill based training and strategic leadership development and they are delivering these to clients in the UK and overseas including the Middle East in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


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