Office products wholesaler VOW and UK dealer group Office Friendly are partnering to launch a brand new learning platform and dealer hub.
As part of a joint venture to further develop resources and marketing tools for both companies, VOW and Office Friendly will launch the web-based dealer hub, ‘Pioneer’. The learning hub will also contain a community forum and a variety of online e-learning opportunities. Excited with the opportunities the new hub will bring business owners and their respective teams, VOW Managing Director, Adrian Butler explained “We’re delighted to have forged this latest partnership with Office Friendly, which we see as another important step on this vital journey and further evidence that resellers should expect even more from us in 2018”.
This new launch sees a fresh new opportunity for Marketing Coordinator, Michael Hudson, who will now be switching to a newly created role of Learning Platform Manager. The first of these new duties will involve the successful implementation of the Pioneer learning hub system. Delighted by the potential that Pioneer could possess to impact on modern learning processes, Office Friendly Managing Director, Julie Hawley commented: “This will be a golden opportunity for dealers and their staff to improve their learning processes. By making use of the business content and functions that Pioneer will offer, business owners will be able to develop their sales and marketing teams and involve themselves further into the community that Office Friendly has created within the membership.”
Learning at Work
VOW and Office Friendly’s commitment to producing a learning hub for business owners is part of several initiatives introduced by companies to provide better e-learning opportunities for customers and even their employees. A recent survey conducted by Clear Company revealed that 68% of workers say that training and development is the most important workplace policy in their employment, leading to many businesses investing in fresh new technology based processed in order to provide stronger career development opportunities. Extensive development and training within roles is just one of the ways that businesses are creating a competitive advantage to both retain and gain employees.