Well, if you follow the Divestment Watch blog you will be aware that Reed Business Information (my employer) is up for sale.
Interesting times. I’m not sure this is linked to the divestment, but RBI has just made its editorial training manager redundant. Now, I know this does not mean the end of training – indeed, I have been told it is training as usual – but it does mean that training will be delivered from elsewhere within the HR team.
Is it a good or a bad thing that there is no longer someone with the title ‘editorial training manager’? I’m not sure. I’m sure there are good reasons behind the move and as long as delivery is not affected then maybe it is not a bad thing.
But it will be interesting to see how this move will affect training delivery.
Will training be on a request basis from the business? Who will decide what training is highest priority?
We shall see . . .