Well, a New Year approaches and with it Cambodia Creatives will be ensuring that 2014 is a record year for us and for our clients.
You may have noticed that the company has been transforming over the last 2 months or so. We now have a larger training team and Cambodia Creatives is refocusing on training and HR consultancy with less emphasis on writing and design (though we’ll still be doing some of that work too).
So let’s take a look at what that means in practice:
Training Course Catalogue
In the first week of January we’re launching our first training catalogue. Much of the content for that is already available on the site and we’ll be expanding these offerings throughout the first Quarter of 2014. We should be able to offer 50+ courses in various skill areas by the end of March. We’ll still be offering training consultancy and bespoke training services but we’ll also be delivering a range of learning services that have been pre-developed to offer even better value for money for our clients.
To celebrate the launch of our training in Cambodia we’re offering some special discounts for clients who book training in January.
Free E-Learning and Classroom Seminar
We will also be launching either in the first or second week of January our first free e-learning seminar. This will be based around the disciplinary process in the United Kingdom. We intend to host the seminar on YouTube so unfortunately it won’t be an interactive seminar – though we will be looking to enhance the offering and add it to our soon to be launched Moodle server.
The course will also be available exclusively on the Cambodia Creatives website as a classroom delivery; off-the-shelf module. This product will be available free of charge too. There may also be a little bonus gift available for those who visit the site during the first 3 months following the launch – you heard it here first.
We’ve completed development and the product is just waiting for a voice over recording. Something that’s a little tricky in the noise of Phnom Penh at times… so as soon as we have it recorded; it will be up and live.
Multi-Media Employee Manual
We’re launching two multi-media employee manual formats as well. There will be a standalone product which clients can integrate with their Intranet or host online; as well as a more fully interactive wiki-style manual which allows clients to develop and add their own policies.
Why a multi-media employee manual service?
- It ensures that clients’ employee manuals are compliant with the law
- It reduces clients’ expenditure on policy development and research
- It frees up the clients’ HR teams to focus on strategic issues
- It meets the obligations to train employees on aspects of their employment contract and is also compliant with meeting the needs of most disabled employees too
- It frees up the clients’ training teams so that they don’t need to spend time reading the employee manual aloud during each induction
- It provides an auditable service to demonstrate at industrial tribunal or in court that the client had the right policies in place, at the right time and that employees were fully-conversant with those policies
- It’s extremely cost-effective. A company of 100 employees can pay as little as $5/year per employee for the service.
- It’s environmentally friendly. It removes the need for paper manuals.
- It’s convenient. No matter how diverse a set of locations your staff are based across they can all access the employee manual when they need to.
We will be posting a demonstration version of the standalone version in the 2nd week of January and are aiming to post a demo version of the media-wiki version by the end of February.
The product is already complete. We’re just tweaking the look and feel now.
The demonstration version will be based on UK employment law but versions for Australian and US compliance will be available too.
Clients from other parts of the world will be able to engage with us to develop version that meet their legal and business environments too.
Clients will be able to add additional policies and request additional multi-media tutorials as well. In short they will be able to extend the employee manual beyond the traditional HR frontier and include job relevant processes and procedures within the product too.
First Quarter 2014
More Training Courses
We’ll be expanding the training course portfolio and starting to launch some of our courses as standalone products which can be purchased for classroom delivery. This can be a big budget saver for clients who need development for their teams but cannot afford to send whole teams on courses delivered by external trainers.
More details on this soon.
Process and Policy Development Services
Cambodia Creatives will also be launching an HR and training policy and process development outsourcing arm. This will focus on creating processes that are legally compliant with the environment in which the client operates in. Outsourcing policy and process development offers significant cost savings to clients compared to using HR consultancies in many Western nations.
It also reduces the burden on in-house HR and training teams leaving them free to concentrate on core business activities.
Second Quarter 2014
We’ll be taking the training catalogue and adapting much of it for e-learning delivery. There will be a choice of seminar and interactive products (though seminars are likely to come first). Clients will be able to purchase these offerings either outright or on a subscription basis. We’ll be launching our own online learning platform and working to provide the best value business learning on the Internet.
Investment in e-learning is skyrocketing in South East Asia and across the globe as employers and educational institutions start to understand the value of these offerings and the cost-savings they can bring.
We will continue to offer e-learning consultancy services throughout 2014.
Second Half of 2014
We’ve got a lot of other ideas bubbling under but we’re not quite ready to reveal them just yet. Keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned for more news a little later in 2014.
Happy New Year to each and every one of our clients, readers, friends, family and to everyone we haven’t yet met around the world too. We hope that 2014 is the best year of your lives. We intend to make it the best year yet for Cambodia Creatives.