Discover the benefits of e-learning in the workplace
Information technology has revolutionised the learning experience in recent years, opening up a wealth of work training opportunities through e-learning.
With employees' time often stretched to the maximum in today's hectic workplaces, finding time to devote to 'classroom-style' training can be difficult and costly. Web-based learning provides a cheaper, more flexible training solution that enables employees to train at their desktops, working at their own pace wherever and whenever they want.
E-learning gives staff the flexibility to fit in training around work commitments and make maximum use of their available time. As well as providing flexibility for busy employees, e-learning also provides huge benefits for staff with disabilities or mobility problems, or whose irregular hours and shifts mean they are unable to commit to a regular external course.
There are significant advantages for employers too. Staff spending less time out of the office for training naturally means significant cost-savings, but research has also shown that e-learning can be a highly effective way of studying and can lead to increased retention of information. It can also be more time-efficient, as it enables students to progress at their own pace and focus on areas which are of particular interest.
Acas' free  provide useful training and guidance for anyone wanting to refresh their understanding of employment issues. Through a series of 10 online courses, you will be asked a number of questions, take quizzes and test your knowledge on employment topics.
Visit the Acas training and business solutions page for more information.