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Soft Skills Needed to Crack C-Suite: Study

March 8, 2011
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A recent article says ‘soft skills,’ such as leadership ability, cross-cultural competence and interpersonal expertise, are now essential for managers looking to climb the corporate ladder.
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Coaching Takes Center Stage

February 22, 2011
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Its strategic value is rising, as focus shifts away from remediation efforts.
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As We Transition to Internal Coaching, What Obstacles Should We Expect?

February 1, 2011
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We are moving from vendor-provided career coaching to an internal model to support career advancement for our employees. This includes people in entry-level positions through professional allied health roles. What obstacles/adjustments should we expect and how can we prepare ourselves to make the transition? And is there any way to know how long this might take?
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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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