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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&nbsp 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.

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