TITLE

'Learning at Work Day 2002'

PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Learning at Work Day 2002 activity, which will take place on May 16, 2002 as part of Adult Learners' Week. This event is intended to raise the profile of the on-the-job training and to demonstrate how learning at work can contribute to business success. The reasons why employees should get involved in the activity were discussed. First, over a third of all managers, and almost half of junior managers, rate the quality of leadership in their organizations as poor. Second, financial services customers rate staff knowledge as one of the most important factors affecting service quality, but this is the area with the greatest gap between importance rating and actual delivery. Third, one in four workers has no general certificate of secondary education. Fourth, stress-related illness costs British employers 370 million pounds each year. Learning has been shown to reduce stress. Fifth, on in six graduates has experienced difficulties with maths at work. Sixth, a company employing 51-100 employees could be losing 86,000 pounds a year because of poor literacy and numeracy skills. Seventh, over 20 percent of employers report that their workforce has insufficient skills to meet business objectives.
ACCESSION #
11577249

 

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