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Anonline training site developed by Ladbrokes’ HR team will slash the company’straining budget by 20 per cent, according to Bill Templeton, HR manager forLadbrokes.TheLadbrokes Learning Zone, launched last week, will enable staff to match theirskill competencies to more than 60,000 training courses on the company’sintranet site. Thesite contains a competency framework which highlights any skills gapsexperienced by staff. They can then use an online link provided by trainingconsultancy Thinq to gain access to resources such as training, books and CDs.Coursesinclude health & safety, financial management and industrial management.Ladbrokes has also included specially tailored in-house courses such asbook-making theory.Templeton,who developed the zone, said, “There is growing recognition in this businessthat the only way to maximise the learning capability of staff is to place itin the hands of individuals.” Anotherbenefit will be to reduce the amount of time the HR team spends on training.TheHR team will also be able to benchmark the effectiveness of the zone, byaccessing employees’ appraisal forms through a central database. The appraisalforms are used to monitor the skills development of individual members ofstaff. Ladbrokesemploys 11,500 staff across 1,863 sites in the UK. Previous Article Next Article Ladbrokes back odds-on winnerOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.