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Social Media Can Enhance Employees' Learning
ORLANDO, Fla.—The reasons to add social media to corporate learning programs shouldn’t be because you can or because others are doing it—or even because social media is fun.

What Are the World's Most Admired Leadership Traits?
ORLANDO, Fla.--What started out as a mere training session for Pris Nelson and Ed Cohen has turned into substantive, ongoing research about the true nature of business leadership.

The Keys to Improving the Effectiveness of Training
ORLANDO, Fla.—Sometimes, the most effective training and development professionals are the ones who say “no” to more training programs.

Develop Better Leaders Through Coaching by HR 
Organizations are losing talent and struggling to retain employees. The average job tenure in 2014 was 4.6 years vs. 21 years in 1955, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is There a Lack of ‘Ready Now’ Candidates to Fill Leadership Jobs? 
Approximately one-half of business leaders responding to a global survey on succession planning admitted that their organizations did not have a solid pipeline of candidates who are “ready now” to assume critical leadership roles.

What Does the Future Hold for Graduate Degrees?
Depending on whom you listen to, the future of master’s degree programs in the United States either appears bleak or else sits on the verge of great growth and change

Apprenticeships Gain Little Traction in U.S.
Apprenticeships, a staple of educational systems across Europe, are lagging in the U.S. Some American business, education and government leaders are trying to change that, but many acknowledge that they face a tough challenge.

Study Examines Learning Through Instructional Design 
When senior leaders fail to grasp the importance of instructional design, their organizations’ training and development initiatives face sizable stumbling blocks, finds a new study from the Association for Talent Development.



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Small Businesses Plan More Investments in
Training and Development

As small business owners struggle to identify, attract and hire qualified job candidates, they are putting more effort and investment dollars into training and developing current employees, according to a new report.
How Telecommuting Helps the Environment
Several large companies are reducing their environmental footprint and reaping significant benefits by allowing a sizable percentage of their workforce to telecommute.
White House Unveils Efforts to ‘Upskill America’
Officials with the Obama administration outlined a series of steps that the federal government is taking to improve U.S. workers’ skills during a White House summit.

DOL Proposes Rules Addressing 
Workforce Skills Gap
Proposed regulations implementing the sweeping Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), were  released April 16, 2015, by the departments of Education and Labor.
Developing High-Tech Talent Is Top Business Challenge
Two recent studies reveal that employers across the globe are  struggling with finding and developing the talent they need to build, maintain and secure their organizations’ technology infrastructure.

What Is HR's Role in Performance Management Trends?
Deloitte created quite a buzz among employers when the global consulting group unveiled its new performance management system in the April 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review.

Employers Struggling to Develop Senior Leaders
With nearly 4 million Baby Boomers set to retire in 2015, businesses across the globe are grappling with an expanding talent gap within their senior management ranks.

Millennials’ Skills Don’t Match Their Education Level
Millennials are on track to be the best educated generation in U.S. history, but their education level isn’t translating into the job skills that most employers seek, according to a recent report.

Create a Succession Plan That Works
Small and family-owned businesses that delay creating succession plans might be endangering their company’s survival.

Obama Announces TechHire Initiative
Looking to boost the nation’s stagnant wage growth in an improving economy, President Barack Obama has announced a government initiative to train and develop a home-grown information technology workforce.

Is Competency-Based Education the
Wave of the Future?

How Executives Learn, and the Skills
Needed to Succeed

Language Training a Key to Global-Ready Workforces

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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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