Testing Employee Knowlege on the Intranet Thursday 31 May 2007 PDF Print Odyssey Interactive Limited, the UK’s leading intranet software provider, today announced the availability of its new Intranet module, Question Bank. Question Bank enables companies to test employees’ knowledge and understanding using simple content based tests on their intranets. Odyssey Interactive surveyed a selection of their 100,000 intranet software users which highlighted that many organisations require a way of measuring whether staff have understood information that is published via their Intranets such as company policies, Health & Safety procedures, product knowledge, and IT policies etc. Organisations frequently use their intranet to deliver key corporate messages, policy documents and working practices. However how can they ensure that these have been understood? Without measures to ensure that important information is read and understood an organisation cannot be sure if their policies are effective. In order to meet this need Odyssey has developed a new business application, Question Bank, which can be used to assess employees’ knowledge and understanding using simple content based tests via the Intranet. Employees who lack the necessary skills and knowledge of products and services can cost organisations time and money. Employees who are tested learn faster and retain more information which can result in increased sales and profits. Question Bank can provide management with key evidence of employee understanding and awareness levels. It’s one thing knowing your staff have read an important document, but it’s quite another to know that they understand it “Question Bank provides an effective solution to measure knowledge and competencies via the Intranet” says Nigel Danson, Director of Odyssey Interactive. “Nowadays, Intranets are far more than just a communication tool. They are increasingly seen as broader productivity tools that include more process-specific business applications and management tools. Question Bank is an important addition to the Interact portfolio of powerful business applications and can help organisations achieve a competitive advantage by identifying skills gaps and training needs resulting in a highly skilled and competent workforce ” continues Danson. Question Bank will enable companies to ensure that their intranet content is clear and easy to understand. For example, a particularly high failure rate for a particular test will enable them to take action to either review that particular policy to make it easier to understand, or to provide additional staff training in that area. About Odyssey Interactive: Founded in 1996, Odyssey Interactive Ltd are intranet experts and one of the UK’s longest established internet companies. Based in Altrincham, Cheshire, the company specialises in providing the UK’s leading intranet product, Interact. With over ten years intranet expertise Odyssey has build a reputation for both product excellence and outstanding customer support. Odyssey’s customers report tangible benefits resulting in considerable cost savings and rapid return on investment. Interact is used by over 100,000 people across all sectors - clients include Chelsea Football Club, The Nottingham Building Society, Royal Academy of Dance, Calor as well as NHS and Social Housing clients. About Interact: Interact is a versatile, fully secure Intranet which can be quickly and easily updated by non technical users allowing companies to have a single source portal for information such as staff details, news and procedures. The flexibility of Interact enables companies to start with a basic set of core modules, then add additional modules to suit their business processs, using a phased approach. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.interact-intranet.co.uk Contact Details: Sue Whiting Odyssey Interactive Ltd Tel: 0161 927 3222 Email: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Interact Intranet in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.