New staff training solutions needed as businesses struggle to capitalise on economic recovery

Businesses fail to deliver essential skills training to their staff as a result of budget cuts. Problem of skills shortage threatens UK economic recovery. New learning solutions needed now.
June 10, 2011 - PRLog -- More than half of staff across the country don’t have the skills necessary to make the most of the economic recovery, shows latest research. The majority of UK companies who fail to deliver the right training to their employees blame it on budget cuts.

The challenging financial situation puts pressure on the learning and development industry to come up with new, cost effective training technologies. The demand is strong as 40% of business leaders believe that half of their employees' skills will be outdated by the time the economy recovers from the recession.*

'Nurturing talent and skills is a key driver to help organisations following the recession, but the budgets and resources to deliver this are tighter than ever. There are not enough affordable learning technologies for companies needing to train their staff in essential skills. This slows business recovery’, says Vicky Jones, Client Services Director at blended learning provider REDTRAY.

Bob Woodland, Chairman and CEO of REDTRAY, explains that companies could benefit from shifting their face-to-face training programmes to more innovative solutions such as e-learning or virtual classes.

He says, ‘These learning solutions are not only cost effective, but they save out of office time too. The implementation is easy and enables organisation to train thousands of staff at their desks at times that suit them.’

Woodland adds, 'What organisations want, is to achieve their objectives and for staff to perform at the highest level. What happens too often is they get weighed down with the costs and implementation times of learning solutions and software. Trying to overcome these challenges stops organisations from delivering the necessary training to their staff.’

To address these problems, REDTRAY has created ALTO Online a low cost e-learning platform; and CloudRooms virtual classroom environment, which delivers live instructor-led training. Both technologies are set to challenge the status quo of the L&D industry.



REDTRAY designs, delivers and deploys learning solutions for enterprise organisations. We deliver bespoke training and certification-led courses in the classroom, online or through e-learning. These solutions are managed by ALTO, our LMS, and our managed training services. REDTRAY is the winner of Gold E-Learning and IT Training Awards and has been recognised in the Deloitte Fast 50 and the HR Excellence Awards.


ALTO Online is an affordable new online e-learning portal. It eliminates set up fees and provides organisations with a quick and easy route to implementation, without unnecessary cost and time commitments.

Alto Online:

CloudRooms specialises in live online learning programmes. Using the internet, we connect learners with expert instructors via our virtual classroom. By delivering training online, we enable our clients to reduce their training spend by removing the associated travel and accommodation costs.


For a complimentary demonstration or further details, contact or call 0808 178 0343.

For press enquiries contact Kate Graham on:
07909 698960 or email

* Capita Learning To Change Survey 2011

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