Training in a Recession

For most businesses the current economic climate is proving challenging in many areas and spending decisions are becoming harder and harder to make and justify. Because of this many organisations are looking for the best value when it comes to spending that ever-decreasing training budget. Here at Park City, we believe in listening to our clients and where possible, looking for ways to improve the services we offer to meet their needs.  A prime example of this has always been the way we look to deliver the best value when it comes to health and safety training.

Previously we used to provide just onsite training for clients but with ever-increasing demands on staff time, we identified a need for an alternative solution and developed a programme of providing open courses at our offices here in Colchester. This allowed clients to send one or two staff at a time, instead of releasing 10 to 15 all at once.

But as travel costs increase and time out of the workplace is becoming even harder to justify due to staffing numbers becoming leaner, once again we have identified a need for another alternative for our clients and this has brought about the development of our new online training solution.

Our online solution provides our clients with affordable training in a location to suit the user, that they can either do in one session or more conveniently, offers users the option to dip in and out of whenever they have 10 minutes.

For most organisations, the flexibility that online learning offers is the biggest attraction. The ability to undertake what is, effectively, statutory training, at times and places that are convenient to the user, fitting around other work and allowing them to study at their own pace, is ideal. Learning online usually takes less time overall than an equivalent face-to-face course, as there is less travelling time and less downtime between sessions, and when people work individually at their own pace, they can usually cover the content more quickly than in a classroom environment.

Courses are broken down into smaller units. These units are then further broken down into topics, with each topic having a mixture of background information (presented as text, images, audio and video if relevant) followed by interactive elements to allow you to practice and apply the skills covered and test your understanding of the topic. The topics are arranged in a logical way to lead you through the unit and prepare you successfully for the assessment at the end.

Courses are designed to be easy to stop at any point and pick up where you have left off, allowing people to choose their ideal length of study. Obviously, online learning requires an element of self-discipline, motivation and good time management, so online learning does not suit everyone, but with our ability to track individual learners, we can update clients as to where people are within their courses.

For more information and to demo training used by organisations such as the Scottish Parliament, Birmingham International Airport, Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society and Texaco as well as many others, contact Kelly Halls on 0800 542 7550 or by email.

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Saul HunnaballSaul Hunnaball
15:44 12 Aug 22
We have worked with Park City for our HR and Health and Safety support for many years now and have always received an excellent service.Carley is our Consultant and she is always so helpful, as are... her colleagues when she is unavailable.I would highly recommend Park more
Lea CuttingLea Cutting
08:31 27 Jul 22
Park City have worked with us for many years, advising and guiding us regarding HR and Health & Safety, along with supplying valuable training.We work with many people in several areas of expertise,... Sara Godfrey, Jennie Galione, Ashley Williams, Sam Parcell, Stephanie Devans, Poppy Hayhoe.They build confidence within our company and are always available with support and advice.They provide a consistent, professional, hands-on service, second to none!Thank you from DH Industries more
Vikki PringleVikki Pringle
11:12 20 Jul 22
The team at Park City offer us the right level of service needed to confidently run a small business. They keep us up to date with UK policy HR requirements, help us manage any staff changes or... issues and policy documents. The team are informed, friendly and remain professional in my more
Tracy MeadTracy Mead
07:12 20 Jul 22
The DS Group have been working with Park City now for a number of years and we have found their HR services to be invaluable. The service received is always to the highest professional standards and... they have assisted our business in becoming more efficient and effective in all HR matters.My consultant Sam Parcell is always on hand to help answering any questions quickly and professionally and she offers vital guidance, advice and support to us.We as a company will continue to use Park City’s services for many years to come and we cannot recommend them enough!Tracy Norton-Mead, Operations Director at the DS more
Katie HerbertKatie Herbert
13:35 07 Jul 22
We have worked with Park City for almost 10 years and have built up a great professional relationship over the years. The team are so friendly and helpful, and nothing is ever too much of an ask for... any of them. Our main HR contact is Carley, who is lovely, and she is very prompt in dealing with any queries we have regarding our 100+ staff. We would highly recommend their services for any local more

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