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A Smarter Way to a Smarter Workforce

Complimentary webinar: A Smarter Way to a Smarter Workforce
When: November 28, 2013
Time: 12-1 p.m. GMT

According to new research by accountants BDO, U.K. businesses are more optimistic about their prospects than at any time since May 2011. Business activity in the U.K. has seen its strongest growth since 2001, while temporary recruitment has risen at the strongest rate for 15 years [1].

With the economy picking up, many businesses are looking to expand their operations, but do they have the correct leaders in place to help capitalise on this growth? To ensure they have the right talent in place to lead them to success, an effective learning and development plan must be established which is in turn firmly aligned to a business’s long term objectives. Training needs to be affordable, adaptable and beneficial to both the business and the individual employee.

Ultimately, educated, engaged and motivated employees are a businesses’ best asset. So implementing a learning and development strategy is one of the key programmes a company should introduce if it wants to stand out from competitors and attract and retain the best talent.

In this webinar, Caroline Waters will explore the growing need for businesses to tackle these strategic issues and provide advice on how to develop the right measurement set to engage organisational leaders and prioritise learning. Caroline will also discuss the benefits of developing a clear focus on application and ROI, as well as the importance of creating a learning culture that will lead businesses to success.

During this session Caroline will focus on these key areas:

  • Who is tomorrow’s workforce?
  • What is the new global context for business?
  • Aligning learning to strategic goals and critical skills.
  • Is elearning the solution?
  • Testing learning application.
  • Measuring ROI.
  • Developing the key success factors.

Please register to join us on Thursday, 28 November at 12-1p.m. GMT.

About Caroline Waters

Caroline Waters is a highly accomplished senior executive with 13 years of experience operating at board level in a variety of European executive and non-executive roles. Caroline held a number of positions for the BT Group including Director, People & Policy before her retirement in March 2013. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Vice President of Carers U.K., a member of the Whole Education Board and runs her own Strategic HR Consultancy business.

[1] Accountant BDO,

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