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Raytheon Professional Services iOptimas Winner-i for Global Outlook

December 11, 2009
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The global provider of learning services adapts its array of training tools for new overseas markets as clients pursue international expansion.
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ASTD Reports That Learning Investments Held Steady in 2008

November 19, 2009
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The American Society for Training & Development reports that 2008 was a year of stark contrasts for learning and development. Increased investment in learning was evident early in the year, only to be followed by cuts as the economy foundered last fall, leaving learning professionals to deliver effective employee training despite reduced resources. Also, for the first time in the survey, the use of e-learning declined.
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Tricks of the Trade Show Innovation and Informal Learning

November 16, 2009
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Most employees rarely get to attend their own organizations’ trade shows. But if the trade shows come to them, there’s an opportunity for informal learning that can spark innovation. Here’s how three organizations make ‘internal’ trade shows work for them.
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The Last Word Dirty Work Required

November 12, 2009
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Managers who can’t do the tough stuff—like having to let people go—aren’t really managers at all.
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Downturn Prompts a Change in Learning Initiatives

October 27, 2009
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A 2009 study by Bersin & Associates, done in conjunction with Workforce Management , shows steep drops in training and development spending. Instead of spending on come-one, come-all programs, organizations are taking more prescriptive approach that seeks to match high-potential employees with development initiatives that tackle strategic business issues.
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Workforce Development 2010 Webcast Spending and Staffing Trends for U.S. Training

October 27, 2009
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In this webcast, you can learn more about Bersin & Associates' annual study of corporate training budgets, spending, delivery, staffing and trends. As many organizations' learning and development functions continue to face the budget ax, you'll need these figures to build a business case for your organization.
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A U.S. Training Upgrade

October 1, 2009
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There is wide agreement in Washington, and among employers, that American workers need more education and training, but some experts say current federal proposals don’t go far enough.
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How Business Can Improve Workforce Readiness

October 1, 2009
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A new report, ‘The Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce,’ defines the problem but also offers some solutions. A business that is proactive can make strides in solving the preparedness program.
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A Small Government With Big Training Goals

September 14, 2009
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Amid government cutbacks, Chesterfield County, Virginia, relies more than ever on corporate-style learning to cultivate employee skills.
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Employers Grapple With Rise in Workplace Suicides

August 31, 2009
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Educating employees on signs a colleague is considering suicide is a key element in its prevention, observers say.
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