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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?
Competency-based education programs are gaining traction in the workplace, though the standards of instruction and the mechanisms for how students earn credits for work experience vary.


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How Executives Learn, and the Skills Needed to Succeed
A growing number of executives are searching for ways to build a clear path to the C-suite and then ensure that their performance continues to improve once they reach management’s upper echelons.

Language Training a Key to Global-Ready Workforces
Employers that offer language training to their employees often outperform their competitors that don’t provide such training, according to a new study.


Some Executives Doubtful Succession Plans Work
In a recent survey on succession management conducted by Korn Ferry, approximately one-third (36 percent) of senior-level executives responded that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their company’s succession management programs.

DOL Budget Request Promotes Workforce Readiness
President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Labor (DOL) includes funding to increase employment services and training opportunities for unemployed workers and double the number of registered apprenticeships.

Are Training Trends Driven by Youth or Technology?
How Millennials learn may be reshaping the way employers plan and implement training and development programs.

Are U.S. Apprenticeships Programs Set to Take Off?
Although President Barack Obama made only a brief mention of apprenticeships in his 2015 State of the Union address, proponents believe that these job-based training programs are on the verge of expanding rapidly throughout the United States

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.

3-D Printing May Return Manufacturing Jobs to the U.S.
Cars, jewelry, houses and even body parts can be made with a 3-D printer. 

Executive Career Goals Appear to Be Shifting 
Study: When it comes to being CEO, a third say 'no.'

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.


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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.