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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Training Organisations

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What’s the difference between a good habit and a bad habit? Success. Witness some of the most productive training organisations in the world. These companies rarely grow due to some run of good luck; there’s more to it than blindly undertaking a routine pattern of behaviour. Rather, the top training companies have identified the habits that bring them the most success, and refined them to the Nth degree.

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Harnessing Customer Suggestions To Continually Improve Our Software

Ernest Hemingway once said, ‘When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.’ That’s a quote we wholeheartedly agree with – it’s practically a motto here at accessplanit. You talk, we listen, and if Hemingway has no objections, I’d like to add another part to his quote: Take action.

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The 2017 Exhibition Survival Guide

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With the accessplanit team heading off to Learning Technologies for the 10th year running, we thought it was a great opportunity to put our heads together and come up with our top tips to get the most out of attending an exhibition. Introducing The Exhibition Survival Guide...

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What Brexit and Trump Mean for Training

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It’s been a funny old year, 2016, hasn’t it? If nothing else, it’s going to get remembered. In 20 years time, I fully expect it to be featured on nostalgic clip-shows with talking heads like David Quantick and Paul Ross telling us what they thought about all those strange goings on. The passing of celebrities like Bowie, Wogan, Cohen and Rickman (and that’s just the beginning). Brexit. President Trump…

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Industry Trend: Increasing Demand For Training In UK Rail

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When was the last time you boarded a train? This morning? Last week? Maybe you hardly ever use the National Rail Service. According to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) approximately 1.6 billion train journeys have been recorded in the last 12 months. This equates to just under half a million passengers a day! Despite our frequent use of the railway, many of us rarely consider the people and processes behind this industry who support the service on a day-to-day basis.

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The 4 Biggest Challenges Faced By Training Companies

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In a recent Training Industry Survey, we found that some of the biggest challenges faced by training companies include increasing costs, growing competition, limited employee resource and a lack of business visibility. As you read this you may be nodding in agreement but how can managers overcome these common challenges? While some things are beyond a manager’s control, there are some useful strategies which could help to reduce costs and enhance training effectiveness. 

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Interesting Results From Our Training Industry Survey!

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It’s always really interesting to find out more about how training companies undertake their key business processes and the influence of automation within the training industry. This is why we conducted a survey recently reaching out to a variety of training companies across different markets including finance, management and health and safety. These findings can also be used as a benchmarking tool for your own training business. 

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What All Learning And Training Professionals Should Know

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In any profession knowledge is power and the best way to keep your knowledge up to date is by staying in the know with the latest trends, updates and news. This is especially true for the fast paced and ever changing industry of training and development. We have pulled together a list of our top 5 resources to share some of the best out there at the moment.

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Some Training Companies Still Enter Their Data Manually!

As a training management software house I’m always keen on any valid research undertaken with training businesses which identify what triggers the need to streamline business processes. Software Advice, a software selection and review website, talked to 385 companies searching for a learning management system (LMS) and the results were really interesting. 

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First UK Training Management Software House To Gain ISO 9001

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For the past year we have been working towards ISO 9001:2008 certification, the most widely used and internationally-known framework for business systems, and we are over the moon to announce that we have been assessed and successfully operate our Quality Management System in compliance with the requirements! 

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