Everybody's talking about recruiting and retention, but let's not forget about that third R-- retraining. Continuous staff education supports retention goals by fulfilling employees' desire for career development. It also keeps your workforce fit to do not only today's jobs, but tomorrow's as well. Is distance learning the way to meet your company's training and retraining needs? Here are some issues and opportunities to consider.
In simplest terms, distance learning is "electronically delivered instruction to groups or individuals," says Dave Carr of EDS Distance Learning Solutions. Carr spoke last month at the Society for Human Resource Management's War for Talent Conference. His company provides integrated distance learning solutions to organizations interested in better ways to meet their educational requirements.