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Engagement Hits the Skids

January 24, 2011
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The new year dawns with worries that disenchanted workers are searching for other job opportunities. Training can help revive morale.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Practically Explain Talent Management?

January 18, 2011
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Many organizations are asking for HR professionals with talent management expertise. Practically speaking, when someone is engaged in talent management, what is he or she doing?
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Special Report on Training: More to Learn

January 14, 2011
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U.S. companies regained their appetite for employee development in 2010, but a new report shows their tastes are changing.
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5 Questions With Joanna Geraghty: Not Leaving Anything Up in the Air

December 8, 2010
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Joanna Geraghty, 38, became JetBlue’s chief people officer in September. Geraghty takes the reins as JetBlue is adding routes and expanding its workforce. But the company’s image also has taken some knocks. Geraghty recently spoke to Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis.
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Holiday Events Stage a Comeback as Dark Mood Eases

November 16, 2010
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The comeback of company-sponsored get-togethers is providing a year-end boost for the city’s hospitality industry, which was slammed by the recession. Corporate bookings are up significantly from last year at many hotels, restaurants and other venues.
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Costs Continue to Drive Training Sessions to the Web

November 15, 2010
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Online, informal and social learning are increasingly part of the corporate training mix; their elements are often blended with traditional classroom sessions to create a recipe for training success. As a result, face-to-face learning has become rarer and is reserved for specialized, highly complex or contextual material.
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ASTD Study Training Spending Drops but Each Learner Gets More

November 12, 2010
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Training budgets shrank slightly in 2009 as companies zeroed in on efficiency and high-value learning, ASTD report finds.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> During Promotion and Raises, How Do We Assess People of Similar Yet Differing Competencies?

November 11, 2010
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We are an animation company and work on multiple projects of varied complexities. The individual performance evaluation is done based on similar KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) defined for specific roles. Our challenge: how to normalize the performance across different projects for individuals with same ratings when evaluating pay hikes/promotions. We will not be able to consider them at the same competency level because their work is of varied complexities.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our Early-Career Pros Are Leaving Despite Onboarding. Where Are We Going Wrong?

November 11, 2010
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Despite attention to onboarding and engaging them, we can’t seem to retain our early-career professionals (those with fewer than five years’ seniority). For example, we have implemented engagement interview with management team members, provide a new-hire engagement program, and orientation workshops—yet turnover among young professionals remains unacceptably high. What are we doing wrong? More important, how can we reverse the trend?
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