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Global Radio broadcasts the message on health and safety: E‐learning reaches casual and geographically dispersed workers

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 30 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to details how e‐learning is being used to impart training at two UK media companies.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper explains the reasons for the two sets of training, the form they took and the results they have achieved.

Findings

The paper describes how e‐learning has helped to train casual and geographically dispersed workers in health and safety matters at Global Radio, and how e‐learning is being used to impart information‐technology and “soft” skills at Trinity Mirror.

Practical implications

The paper explains how e‐learning can be cheaper and, in some cases, more effective than classroom‐based learning.

Social implications

The paper highlights how e‐learning, combined with a learning‐management system, enables an employer to demonstrate that it is complying with all the law's health and safety requirements.

Originality/value

The paper concentrates on the strengths of e‐learning but fails to mention some of the drawbacks.

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Citation

(2011), "Global Radio broadcasts the message on health and safety: E‐learning reaches casual and geographically dispersed workers", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 26-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670731111163491

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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