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Skillsoft Supports National Telework Week in Australia

8 November 2012

Skillsoft has announced it will be a partner in the upcoming National Telework Week from 12 16 November, helping to celebrate and showcase the benefits of telework for both employers and employees.

Skillsoft is an innovative pioneer in the field of learning who provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide.

The national initiative, developed by the Australian Government's Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digit Economy, aims to raise greater awareness on the benefits of telework, including increasing productivity, saving on office space and overheads, increasing employee retention and reduce the carbon footprint.

If just 10 per cent of Australians worked from the home, 50 per cent of the time, each year this would save 41 million hours in commute, 1.3 billion car kilometres, 120 million litres of fuel and 320,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

According Skillsoft Asia Pacific's Vice President and Managing Director, Glenn Nott, working from home has proved to be a very successful Skillsoft initiative for the employees in the Asia Pacific region.

"For over 10 years, Skillsoft Asia Pacific employees have had the opportunity to perform their working duties remotely giving them the flexibility and convenience to work from home," he said.

"At Skillsoft, we pride ourselves in providing excellent services to our corporate clients and that quality of customer relationships has not faltered by employees working from home. In fact, it is our premium delivery of customer service which makes us a leader in the elearning field.

"The beauty of elearning is that it supports teleworking by providing a flexible and accessible platform for learners regardless of their location. Having these online learning resources at their finger tips is another advantage to the ever-changing work styles of contemporary employees.

 "The National Telework Week is a great opportunity for Australian organisations to dip their toe in telework and take advantage of the National Broadband Network which will provide more reliable and high-speed broadband access to businesses, Australia-wide.