London, United Kingdom, October 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- How do you make money in a recession? The answer for one businessman is to give his products and services away for nothing. In these difficult, recession biting times, getting something for nothing is somewhat rare.
ManagersPitStop.com is the brainchild of Neil Annis, a well-known figure in the management development and employer engagement field for the past twenty years.
Together with former colleague, Linda Campbell, he originally set up People & Business in Mind Ltd, a management training and coaching consultancy that developed a five day training course called How do I manage? Attended by hundreds of decision-makers from businesses of all sizes and all sectors, the training covered essentials such as performance, change and handling absenteeism. This, along with their psychology based coaching programmes cost up to £2500 per delegate.
Having trained managers in literally hundreds of organisations Neil is well aware how essential good people management skills are for businesses to compete effectively in today’s markets. He therefore set out to create an online facility offering the entire course plus additional material in 41 web based tutorials with over 65 templates and exercises. Initially available at a cost of £200 per person this was accessed by managers, leaders, human resources, consultants, trainers, coaches and advisers.
Neil says, “I was getting enquires from across the UK as well as from countries as diverse as India, France, Nigeria, Slovenia and Somalia. For most people in Western countries £200 is cost effective but for small business in countries like India and the Philippines it is virtually prohibitive. The last straw was Wonda. She was desperate to have this training but living in Zimbabwe, with the huge inflation issues, it wasn’t going to be possible. Therefore I decided that giving ManagersPitStop.com away to people no matter who they are or where they are based would be the right thing to do. Especially now everyone faces the austerity measures which are being enforced to reduce national debt.”
Neil has partnered with an organisation called Inspiring Business Performance (IBP), experts in the prestigious Investors in People quality standard for business, who have provided support in making it possible to bring his vision to life and provide this service to the masses. However, as IBP’s core focus is to support business across London and South East England Neil intends to seek additional partners around the rest of the UK and indeed around the world.
Now available completely free to people everywhere ManagersPitStop.com offers essential training on people management covering anything from developing your workforce’s potential, delegation, effective communication and resolving conflict. At a time when companies budgets are being squeezed, government training schemes are being dismantled and every employee must prove their worth to keep their job a huge need exists for such a service.
Users of ManagersPitStop.com have described the free training as "excellent," "outstanding" and "brilliant." It seems you really can get something for nothing in a recession.
Notes for news editors
Neil Annis has a wealth of management training experience, once earning up to £30,000 for one weekends training programme, and would make a very interesting interviewee.
Before setting up in business Neil worked for UK Government support agencies; Training & Enterprise Councils & Business Links for years and achieved success on a national level by creating a unique and effective employer engagement strategy for promoting the Investor in People quality standard to SMEs.
This proved so effective 18 of England's 24 Business Link regions adopted it. The strategy they created became the single most effective approach in England and accounted for over 70% of project outputs over a two-year period; over 6000 business decision makers benefited.
Other business collaborations include Train to Gain and Business Link and Community Colleges in the USA who have implemented his unique Training Needs Analysis tool. This has helped appropriate investment of millions of £s & $s to grow skills of as part of regional Workforce & Economic Development strategies.
Over the years Neil has presented to thousands of decision makers in the business community and continues to be a presenter of choice for Government funding agencies. He lives in Kent with his wife and two children.
Linda Campbell has been training managers of varying levels of experience for over 15 years in the private, public and voluntary sectors and for small medium and large blue chip organisations. Linda has trained in the UK, Europe, USA and Australasia. Linda is based in New Zealand.
For more information and to visit the site please go to http://www.managerspitstop.com/
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