Monday, 3 August 2015

The ABE membership survey

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our membership survey this March. We had over 7,000 responses and you gave us some really useful and insightful feedback. The survey is being used to inform our on-going work to upgrade and improve whilst ensuring we invest in the areas that matter most to you.

This is what you liked about ABE:
- ABE qualifications have respect;
- Studying for an ABE qualification enhances work performance;
- ABE is a great advantage at university;
- ABE is truly international, you are part of a global family;
      - ABE is flexible, you can study at your own pace.

Your top requests:
- Career support and guidance;
- More employer involvement;
- More convenient access to ABE information.

Aside from local activity that may be specific to your country, this is what we are doing internationally:

Career development
We have set up a new career development tab (under Benefits in the Members Area). This provides a library of links to a range of career development articles, originally shared through our blog and on social media. We will update it regularly with new articles, videos and webinars as they become available.   
Longer term, we plan to increase the number of networking events available to alumni and we are developing more continuing professional development opportunities.

Employer involvement
Employers can now access an information page and also a job advertising service on our website. In the coming months we will be promoting this service to ABE alumni who are now in employed in senior positions at large organisations. 
We will also start highlighting some of the major corporations we are working with or which are employing ABE qualification holders as well as encouraging more direct recruitment of ABE members. 

A more accessible ABE
A new website is being designed. You will be able to find information easily and it will work fantastically on your mobile phone stripping out data heavy elements so that it can be as quick and responsive as possible if you have limited internet access. 
In the longer term, we are in the process of upgrading to a state of the art learner management system. This will allow you instant access to account updates and offer other benefits such as news by text message and access to greater online learning resources facilitated by investment in new technology.
There’s more to come
This is just a small snapshot of some of the developments we’re working on behind the scenes. Your thoughts, comments and suggestion are helping to inform all that we do.  

We think you’ll be thrilled with the results!

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