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Jocks, Profs and Docs

November 12, 2013
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You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.
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Is the ROI on an MBA Now MIA?

October 14, 2013
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It has been 70 years since the first executive MBA program emerged. Will the 'return on investment' question ever get answered?
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How Do We Assess the Impact of New Training Methods?

July 10, 2013
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I have been asked to assess the impact of new training, including learning content, rating instructors and evaluating program participants. How soon should I expect seeing results before I start my analysis? —Hurry Up and Wait, training evaluation specialist, nonprofit, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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How Should We Conduct a Cross-Training Session?

June 19, 2013
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We want to conduct cross-training sessions to help some employees acquire new skills. We also have employees that already perform these tasks and don't want them thinking our cross-training is a reflection on their performance. How should we handle this to make sure everyone's on the same page? Is there a better alternative? —Don't Want Hurt Feelings, HR manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Grand Cayman
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#SHRM13: Opening Day at SHRM Book It

June 17, 2013
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As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.
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Wal-Mart Drafts Leaders for Military-style Training

June 12, 2013
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A 16-week academy for leaders holds key to future growth, company officials say.
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How Do We Develop a Solid Career Development Plan?

June 5, 2013
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How do we facilitate a discussion with our employees on the meaning of career development? We want to ask probing questions that give us a meaningful plan of action. We know from a recent employee survey that most of our staff is not satisfied with our career development and we need to start a conversation to make improvements. —Career Doldrums, assistant human resources manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
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With Social Media, All of Your Employees Are Brand Ambassadors

April 29, 2013
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Whether you like it or not, social media has turned each of your employees into a brand ambassador. Can you afford to have your brand sullied by the offensive or racists rants of one of your employees?
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Teaching Time: Training, Framing, Retaining, Sustaining

April 22, 2013
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Training, framing, retaining and sustaining are keys to obtaining lasting business, behavioral and cultural results.
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