SOURCE: The HighTop Company, LLC

November 18, 2008 14:03 ET

New Training Solution From HighTop Addresses the Top Business Issue That Leaders Believe Is Key to Surviving the Recession

FARGO, ND--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - HighTop unveiled today a new training offering designed to improve the performance of employees during an economic slowdown. According to a July 2008 survey conducted by the business performance consultancy McKinney Rogers, 78 percent of business leaders believe that developing their workforce is a key tactical tool in fighting recession.

Although improving the business, people and technical skills of employees is now success-critical, how are HR directors going to invest in workforce development when business leaders are slashing training budgets?

For years, large global enterprises have been investing large sums of money deploying and managing Learning Management Systems (LMS) to manage their workforce development investments. Today, thanks to a saturated LMS marketplace, open-source LMS technologies, and commoditized LMS pricing, the ability for small and mid-sized firms to gain access to high-quality and easy-to-customize LMS solutions is now within the economic reach of firms of all sizes. Additionally, e-learning providers are realizing the value of lowering their prices to reach smaller firms.

"Capitalizing on these market trends, HighTop is now providing affordable access to a vast collection of HR and workforce development courses hosted in a robust and secure LMS. By creatively offering the LMS and hundreds of e-learning courses as a software-as-a-service solution, even the most cash-constrained HR or Training director in a small to mid-sized firm can now afford to invest in workforce development," commented Steve Leon, CEO of HighTop.

"We can now offer the first high quality, customizable, affordable, easy-to-deploy, learn-anywhere workforce development solution that small to mid-sized firms need. Each registered employee gains unlimited access to over 300 e-learning courses for the price of less than one cup of gourmet coffee per month. All employees need to have is a computer and a browser to get the training they need. HR and leaders can evaluate a free sample of our e-learning programs and our robust LMS by visiting 'Peak Performance for Everyone,'" added Mr. Leon.

About HighTop: HighTop ( leverages training technologies to promote competitive businesses through increased productivity, employee satisfaction and cost controls.

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    HighTop Company
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