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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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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Get Reliable Input From Self-Appraisals?

November 2, 2010
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Each year our management directs our staffers to write their own evaluations for appraisals. These written evaluations then become the basis for appraisals. Realizing that one size does not fit all companies, we nevertheless want to create some type of standardized format to use for these self-assessments. How should we structure it so we are reasonably sure that the questions generate honest responses from employees? What other pitfalls should we take note of?
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Verizon Wireless Gets a Strong Signal on Tuition Reimbursement

October 25, 2010
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In measuring the bottom-line impact of its tuition assistance program, Verizon Wireless stands out from most companies.
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Learning by Degrees

October 25, 2010
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Tuition assistance benefits typically have not been assessed for their bottom line impact. But some see the programs as vital to employee development and retention.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Convince College Grads to Consider Shift Work?

October 18, 2010
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What methods and strategies can be used to recruit for salaried positions requiring shift work (particularly of new college grads)?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do New Regulations on Internship Affect Our For-Profit Organization

October 5, 2010
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I know that federal regulations are tightening for internships at for-profit organizations. What do we need to know?
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Study 'Zones' In on Leadership Development

September 15, 2010
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A strategic bottom-line focus remains a critical leadership trait, but it alone won't be sufficient in the evolving global economy, according to a recent study.
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Workers Stay at Firms for Median 4.4 Years

September 14, 2010
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The increase reflects, in part, large job losses among less-senior workers in the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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