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Learning 2.0 Improving Workforce Productivity

April 22, 2010
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Best practices and new tools can help make next-generation learning a reality. Leading companies today are creating secure, sponsored Learning 2.0 environments that not only broaden the scope of who can contribute knowledge—tapping into the 'crowd'—but are also using that crowd to sift through and evaluate those contributions. The result is access to knowledge that is not just broader, but deeper as well.
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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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Gensler IOptimas Award-i Winner for Managing Change

December 11, 2009
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A far-reaching talent development initiative helps the global architecture firm keep up with the dizzying pace of change in the design industry.
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Business Group Outlines Plan for Better Training and Education

December 9, 2009
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The report calls for increasing incentives for post-high school education and training; developing national skill credentials that can be carried from job to job; and making education more widely available in part by delivering it online and in customized ways.
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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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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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Talent Software Market Expands Despite Economy

October 26, 2009
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While growth rates are less than what was projected a year ago, the talent management market as a whole is growing by about 15 percent and should reach $2.5 billion this year.
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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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Cultivating Knowledge Transfer

September 11, 2009
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A central goal of any comprehensive workforce planning strategy must be to focus on 'knowledge transfer productivity,' which is the organization's ability to effectively and efficiently convey vital information from employee to employee in a way that keeps projects going at full speed, even in the face of employee attrition.
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