Children's charity uses web conferencing to cut costs

Tuesday, June 8 2010

The Barnado's children's charity has turned to web conferencing to significantly reduce the time and money needed to train new staff members, according to IDG.

The charity told IDG that before the company used video conferencing, all training would have to take place on site or in a classroom. With the creation of a virtual classroom online, the number of training programs done in person has been cut in half.

"It would often be impossible to make a personal visit to a remote office and be back on the same day, or at least within working hours. We needed a solution that would be able to reduce our dependence on travel and allow us to reach more people in less time," Lisa Johnson of information services learning and development team at Barnardo’s, told IDG.

In addition to saving time, the transition has allowed the charity to cut down from 12 trainers to just five.

Barnado's website says the charity believes in the potential of every child - no matter what they may have gone through. The charity helps more than 100,000 children and their families through more than 400 projects focusing on counseling, fostering and adoption services, as well as work training and disability inclusion. ADNFCR-3295-ID-19825958-ADNFCR