Royal Mail runs second phase of HCI scheme

July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p9
Trade Publication
Royal Mail Inc. has launched the second phase of its Home Computing Initiative (HCI) project, following the success of phase one. The HCI allows employees to buy subsidised computer hardware and pay for it through a salary sacrifice scheme. One of the conditions of the scheme is that the employee has to have worked at Royal Mail for 12 months. Jackie Lawlor, head of work place learning at Royal Mail, said that 10,000 more people were now eligible for this phase of the scheme. Royal Mail sees the project as a good way of encouraging staff to learn about IT without forcing them to study. The hardware comes with a range of applications, and e-learning material from Futuremedia PLC, which is helping to administrate the scheme through its Learning for All offshoot. Royal Mail runs internal marketing campaigns through its house magazine and intranet to get staff to sign up to the scheme.


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