The use of learning and development technologies by businesses is on the rise and adding value to a number of companies, across a range of industries. In fact, according to eLearning Industry, the global online corporate training market is expected to grow by 13% per year up to 2017. And, when we consider the findings […]
Across all industries, customer behaviour is changing, driven by tremendous digital advancements. With access to a much larger array of services, competitive price points and reviews, this has created fertile ground for the emergence of disruptive businesses such as Netflix, Uber and Air B&B.
Posted on 19th August 2015 in Training.
Recent reports show increasing numbers of young people are leaving education without the skills that are needed to succeed in modern Britain, and keep the country’s major infrastructure up and running. Meanwhile, an ageing workforce means workers with the crucial knowledge to keep the country functioning are retiring.
Posted on 8th July 2015 in Training.
Developing your ability and confidence to speak in public is probably one of the most valuable things you can do both for your self-esteem and your career/business. However, overcoming the fear associated with standing up in front of a group of people is the crucial first step towards developing this important skill.
Mentoring can play a key role in helping employees build knowledge, develop new skills and realise their full potential. Good mentoring relationships can create a space where people can reflect on their personal growth, talk openly about issues they may be facing and find new solutions to work-related challenges.
Authenticity is the quality of being genuine, and a prerequisite to building trust. We hear corporate authenticity talked about quite a bit with regards to social media and external branding, but it is also important for companies to be authentic internally among employees and other stakeholders.
Easter holidays can be a difficult time to manage staff schedules and holiday calendars for small business owners. It doesn’t matter whether you have a workforce of five or fifty, there’s a risk of being left with staff shortages and increased pressure on employees trying to balance work with looking after the kids.
errāre hūmānum est, (to err is human) and it is the human that is often the weakest link in the chain when it comes to protecting an organisation against security breaches and threats. But we are all human and we all make mistakes; so what can we do to minimise if not eliminate the risks associated with the “human element”?
At OMS, when working with different businesses we have found that many organisations develop their training budgets, as a percentage of their total salary bill and this can be up to 2-3%.
It really does vary depending on the sector of business, as some employees need constant training to keep them up to date if they are dealing with new legislation, technology or rules, whilst others just provide refresher training sessions when required.
Posted on 30th March 2015 in Training.
The internet is full of poorly designed websites. Make sure yours is among the best by following these three guiding principles.
Posted on 13th February 2015 in Training.