Global Radio broadcasts the message on health and safety E‐learning reaches casual and geographically dispersed workers

Global Radio broadcasts the message on health and safety E‐learning reaches casual and... Purpose – This paper aims to details how e‐learning is being used to impart training at two UK media companies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explains the reasons for the two sets of training, the form they took and the results they have achieved. Findings – The paper describes how e‐learning has helped to train casual and geographically dispersed workers in health and safety matters at Global Radio, and how e‐learning is being used to impart information‐technology and “soft” skills at Trinity Mirror. Practical implications – The paper explains how e‐learning can be cheaper and, in some cases, more effective than classroom‐based learning. Social implications – The paper highlights how e‐learning, combined with a learning‐management system, enables an employer to demonstrate that it is complying with all the law's health and safety requirements. Originality/value – The paper concentrates on the strengths of e‐learning but fails to mention some of the drawbacks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Global Radio broadcasts the message on health and safety E‐learning reaches casual and geographically dispersed workers

Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19 (6): 3 – Aug 30, 2011

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670731111163491
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to details how e‐learning is being used to impart training at two UK media companies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explains the reasons for the two sets of training, the form they took and the results they have achieved. Findings – The paper describes how e‐learning has helped to train casual and geographically dispersed workers in health and safety matters at Global Radio, and how e‐learning is being used to impart information‐technology and “soft” skills at Trinity Mirror. Practical implications – The paper explains how e‐learning can be cheaper and, in some cases, more effective than classroom‐based learning. Social implications – The paper highlights how e‐learning, combined with a learning‐management system, enables an employer to demonstrate that it is complying with all the law's health and safety requirements. Originality/value – The paper concentrates on the strengths of e‐learning but fails to mention some of the drawbacks.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 30, 2011

Keywords: Radio; Newspapers; Computer based training; Health and safety; Information technology; United Kingdom

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