first_imgThismonth’s news.Managementdevelopment worksThequantity and quality of management training and development in UK organisationshas accelerated over the last 10 years, according to new research by the Instituteof Management.AchievingManagement Excellence reports that training has risen by 18 per cent in largerorganisations and 25 per cent in smaller companies since the last IM study in1996. Theaverage is now six-and-a-half days in both larger and smaller organisations –an increase from five and a half and five days respectively.Thereis also growing recognition of the value of a planned and co-ordinated approachto training. Over half now have a written statement of management development –up from 43 per cent in 1996.Thestudy claims that the increased investment is paying off. Sixty per cent ofcompanies which give management training a high priority and have undertakenmore of it have also seen an increase in financial turnover compared withothers in their sector.Publicembraces online learningCommunicationcompany Motorola’s latest annual British and Technology report suggests thatfour-fifths of British Internet users are keen to improve their skills andknowledge through online education.Ifthey had access to a 24 hour virtual teacher, 45 per cent would like to studyfor a professional qualification.Addedduties for skills groupEducationand Employment Minister Malcolm Wicks has acted to strengthen the role of thenew Learning and Skills Council (LSC).Amendmentshave been introduced to the Learning and Skills Bill currently beforeParliament to give the LSC clear duties in developing workforce skills andeconomic regeneration.Wickssaid, “The development of workforce skills and economic regeneration will becentral to the role of the LSC, and I have decided to make theseresponsibilities explicit in primary legislation. “Iknow these changes have the backing of a wide range of organisations, includingthe business sector.” NewsOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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