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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2007/10/15 - As part of this year’s Sheffield Business Week, Learning Light, a non-profit centre of excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, has run a seminar on human capital management as well as a Virtual Enterprise Network seminar.
The human capital management (HCM) seminar was led by Jon Ingham, a research associate of LL, head of the human capital and change management consultancy Strategic Dynamics Consultancy Services Ltd and author of the book, ‘Strategic Human Capital Management’.
The seminar explored how HCM is qualitatively different from human resource management (HRM) as it exists in most organisations today.
Ingham, who advocates a strategic process for both the management and measurement of human capital and the HCM processes that underpin this, explained: “HCM focuses on maximising the capability and engagement of all the people working for an organisation. HCM does this through best fit with a particular organisation - its mission, vision, values and external environment - rather than on implementing a set of standard best practices as in HRM.
“This creates valuable intangible capability, human capital, which increasingly provides the key to unlocking great business performance.”
The Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) seminar, which was held at Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, was led by LL’s Wendy Weller-Davies and Andrew Faughy from the VEN Group.
The event enabled delegates from companies operating in the learning technologies, computer gaming and creative content production markets to learn how this new form of collaboration works. Moreover, the seminar showed delegates how they can become part of the LL-led VEN Digital Network, or work with VEN Group to break into new markets.
Wendy Weller-Davies explained: “Earlier this year, LL became the lead company in VEN Group’s Digital Network, which connects large procurers with small and medium sized enterprises. Consequently, we are helping companies operating in learning technologies, computer gaming and creative content production markets to sell into one of the strongest cross-sector networks in the UK.”
VEN International – the organisation behind the concept of the VEN Digital Network - promotes business contract networks using a single collaborative commercial, legal, cost and IT system.
“LL supplies learning services and specialist consultancy services to VEN International,” explained LL’s CEO, Mark Pittaway. “In addition, VEN International promotes LL’s learning technologies and e-learning solutions to its customers.
“This means that LL is well placed to support other VEN networks - including Aerospace, Power and Health - with learning services and consultancy. This is bringing additional work opportunities for both LL and its associates - especially businesses in South Yorkshire.”
About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.
Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies. Its current services include:
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on in-depth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.
Learning Light’s highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.
Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, and the European Regional Development Fund.
Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Jenny Pang/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 201 5703