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Richmond Events' Business Panel Report - Information and Learning

The latest Richmond Events' business panel report on information and learning is now available. Please read on for headline findings and to download the free report.

Headline findings include:-
  • In terms of gaining learning beneficial to their everyday work, the main source is via conferences and networking events with 4 out of 5 of the panel indicating this as a preferred choice.
  • As for sources of career development learning opportunities, again the number one source is through conferences and networking events. This is followed by ‘my personal network’ and the internet.
  • The highest proportion of the panel, just over half, have previously studied for qualifications whilst in the workplace, whilst a further 22% are currently studying.
  • 69% of the panel are members of an industry association / professional body. The two most popular benefits of membership are expanding ‘my’ network and widening industry knowledge.
  • Asked which areas the panel would benefit from further training into, the top responses were for change management, language training and leadership training.
  • Asked which other departments the panel feels they would benefit from training about, the number one choice was into the workings of the finance department and the workings of the CEO.
  • 45% of the panel read sites / blogs virtually every day. This is much higher than the corresponding figures for readership of the financial press which is 24% every day and 25% quite regularly.
  • Social media – 95% of the panel use LinkedIn for business purposes. The next highest social media channel is Twitter with just over 1 in 3 of the panel doing likewise. Only 14% of the panel use Facebook within a business context.
You can download the full report here.

If you have any questions or would like further information, pleas contact David Clark.

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