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Is Obama’s Education Proposal a Game Changer?
Nearly two weeks before delivering his 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed a new initiative that would allow U.S. students to attend two years of community college tuition-free.
Top Org. & Employee Development Articles of 2014
From succession planning to a new job training law to quelling the tension between HR and line managers, the following organizational and employee development stories resonated with SHRM Online readers.

Reshaping HR and Corporate Learning in 2015
Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte predicts corporate learning will be transformed and take on more importance in 2015, while HR teams will be redesigned and focus on professional development.

Taking the Dread out of Performance Reviews
Instead of making a performance review an annual dressing-down, use it to identify areas where the employee is most passionate and competent, and figure out how to tailor his or her tasks to those areas. 

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Spending Holds Stable for Talent Development
Corporate spending for employee training and development programs has held steady for the past two to three years, a new study reveals.

When Workers Won’t Retire, Workforce Challenges Arise
What happens when retirement-eligible employees don't leave because they haven't saved enough to retire, or because their rewards packages contain incentives to stay put?

How to Create an Effective Cross-Cultural Training Program
Today’s global workforce makes it more important than ever for employees to understand subtle cultural nuances.

Direct Contracting: A New Approach to Education Benefits
Large U.S. companies announce partnerships with educational institutions to give employees access to free or discounted degree programs.


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Leadership Development: Growing Talent Strategically
This paper addresses the importance of linking leader development efforts to organizational strategy, as well as program design and participant selection considerations. It also presents a model for evaluating leadership development programs.

WHITE PAPER: Evolution of Employee Opinion Surveys—The Voice of Employee as a Strategic Business Management Tool
In recent years we have evolved our understanding of the critical concepts to measure, as well as the practical application of research methods, analytics and interventions surrounding employee surveys.


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Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact provides guidance on who to include in  surveys,  issues to focus on, and balancing the tradeoffs involved.