‘Resource Now’ to reduce cost of training by 50 per cent’

A Nigerian company, Astel Risk and Safety Consulting Limited in collaboration with a US-based organisation,Comprehensive Loss Management Inc. (CLMI) has introduced ‘ResourceNow’ for corporate organisation.

The product is an online training management system with focus on simplifying training programmes and reducing organizational training cost by about 50 per cent.

It is designed for organisations to simplify the distribution and deployment of training contents thereby reducing cost of personnel training.It comes with pre-loaded safety courses and has the flexibility of organizations creating their own courses and other contents.

Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos recently, the Chief Executive Officer of Astel Risk and Safety Consulting, Chukwuka Igbokwe said: “the decision to launch an online learning management system (LMS) sprouted from simplicity and cost effectiveness in learning”.

Continuing, he said the aim of this solution is to reduce the loss of productive hours as a result of assembling employees in classroom for hours or days presenting materials that can be deployed online.”

He stated that the training management solution, not just an online product. According to him, prior to deployment, an assessment of an organisation’s training programme will be done to know what can be moved online and what can be deployed face-to-face.

He added that “implementing training programmes or plans can be very difficult due to so many issues ranging from lack of training resources to scheduling employees for training as well as documenting completion.

All these issues faced by organisations, according to him, informed the decision to offer a solution that can simplify personnel training process, reduce course fee per head and at the same time increase the level of employees’ awareness of safety practices and operational procedures in the workplace.

He added that the product has been packaged to make learning easy and fast.“ResourceNow is pre-loaded with Safety courses delivered through video and text (handout) creating an effective learning experience for employees.

“A key feature of ResourceNow is that it comes with the flexibility of organizations creating their own courses and other contents. It takes less than half the time of classroom instruction and cost far less than half of classroom training.

“ Other features of ResourceNow include: assigning and tracking of training completion is fully automated; a mobile app feature for easy access for employees; has over 3000 documents and 94 computer based programs that can be modified to Company’s’ needs as well as end of course evaluation among others.”

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