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The Balancing Act

October 29, 2008
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As head of human capital at LPL Financial, Denise Abood—a former CFO—embraces her organization’s commitment to employee training, development and retention while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can We Use Adult Learning Principles in Our Training?

October 28, 2008
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My company wants to build a training format and structure than can be standardized for all our learning efforts. What exactly should such a structure include? How do I determine essential elements for our entire employee training?
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Linn State Technical College iOptimas Award-I Winner for Vision

October 24, 2008
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The Missouri college’s nuclear program has been rising steadily since its 2004 inception, answering a potentially critical talent shortage.
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A Healthy Dose of Learning

October 21, 2008
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After the merger that created North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the health care organization realized it lacked a uniform way to share practices and exchange ideas. A new focus on employee development and a Center for Learning and Innovation have changed that.
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A Writing Test Run

October 13, 2008
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Developing and grading a writing test may appear daunting and labor intensive, but can still be far more cost-effective than placing a writing-challenged employee on the payroll.
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The Art of the Subject Line

October 13, 2008
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The proliferation of PDAs has added a new layer of writing complexity for readers and writers, both of whom are dealing with important messages crammed into small spaces. One good first step for PDA writing: Pay attention to subject lines.
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Why Business Cant Writeand What to Do About It

October 13, 2008
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In today’s business environment, writing savvy helps to drive deals and cement relationships, perhaps more than ever before, corporate training and human resource leaders say. But U.S. employees appear to be falling short when it comes to writing skills.
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KPMG Data Loss Reduced by Training Programs

October 7, 2008
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KPMG researched publicly disclosed incidents of data loss and found that educational organizations, governments and health care operations are victims of most of the incidents.
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TOOL Checklist for Developing a Training Program

October 3, 2008
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Canada Business, a government information center for both established businesses and entrepreneurs, offers a number of tools for any enterprise.
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