Previous Article Next Article E-learning firm’s low staff loss is model to followOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Effective staff development hashelped e-learning and management consultancy Academee achieve significantgrowth since it was established in 2000.Academee, which waslaunched with a staff of just 27, has already grown to employ more than 80people and it predicts its workforce will expand to least 170 by 2002.The company has beenchosen by the Learning and Skills Council as a “best practice”example of the value of progressive staff training.Acadamee’s HR managerBrenda McNamara, who is responsible for designing personal development plansfor all members of staff, believes training has played a vital role in thecompany’s expansion.McNamara said employeecoaching is vital in the e-learning sector. “HR and individual stafftraining is seen very much as the reason for the success of Academee,” shesaid. “We believeinvestment in the people who come to work for us is highly important if we areto continue to grow and keep the talent we need.”Continuoustraining and development is vitally important, especially in our industry. “Staff have tokeep on top of technological developments if the company is to stay ahead ofthe rest and if they are to stay loyal.”The company only lostthree members of staff in 2000. McNamara said, “Ibelieve this is down to our willingness to accommodate the wishes of those weemploy. They too have an interest in the continued growth of the company.”Academee CEO SimonHayward said, “We aim to give individuals the confidence and support theyneed to be innovative, different and daring.”www.academee.com Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.