The Edinburgh branch of Swedish home furnishing chain IKEA is usinge-learning to introduce its first ever IT training programme for staff. NETg, part of the Thomson Corporation, won the one-year contract and willdeliver courses in Microsoft desktop skills and the European Computer DrivingLicence (ECDL). “While many of our employees do not use computers directly in theirroles, we recognise the importance of allowing staff to develop in all areas inthe belief that this will help us to create a more motivated, committed andhappy workforce,” said Neil Crowson, training manager of IKEA, Edinburgh.”It’s important to give staff some autonomy over training and let themtake responsibility for personal development.” Staff access the e-learning via PC in the Learning Resource Centre or fromhome via a CD-Rom. Excel and PowerPoint skills are most in demand at manageriallevel. On the shopfloor, confidence at using a computer is more of a priority. www.netg.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. IKEA offers staff training autonomyOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.