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Assurant Hits 'Play' for Painless Learning

June 22, 2009
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Assurant Employee Benefits' suite of customized video games tackles weighty issues such as Assurant's financial strategies and the impact that individual employees have on success. They're a hit, with employees vying to be at the top of the leader boards.
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The Power of Community

March 3, 2009
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Online communities of practice give far-flung employees a chance to network, share knowledge and communicate best practices that trainers can capture and incorporate into future learning events.
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Virtually Shooting Real Targets

January 9, 2009
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America’s Army is being used to create virtual live-fire shoot houses, which present realistic moving targets that respond to a soldier’s presence and actions.
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At Xerox, Learning Is a Community Activity

December 22, 2008
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Xerox is riding the crest of a wave sweeping over U.S. businesses. In its annual report on the training industry last spring, the American Society for Training & Development found that nearly two-thirds of large U.S. organizations said they rely on ‘knowledge sharing’ among their employees, including communities of practice and in-house experts.
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Virtual Training With Real Results

December 7, 2008
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Collaborative real-time virtual training is gaining popularity for many learning applications, particularly those in which the trainee is making on-the-job decisions that can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences.
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HR Should Have a Role In VoIP Implementations

December 2, 2008
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Voice over Internet Protocol phone systems can save companies money, but they have security and functionality limitations that can affect company compliance and security. Experts say HR should weigh in on the systems’ capabilities before they’re put in place.
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Most Organizations Anticipate Losing Critical Knowledge With Retirees

November 24, 2008
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Less than half of respondents to a benchmarking survey by APQC, IBM and Workforce Management have a knowledge retention plan in place for employees approaching retirement.
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Not Just for Expats Anymore

November 7, 2008
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As companies diversify their workforces and expand internationally, they’re offering more cross-cultural training and using online tools to do it.
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The Flip Side of Cultural Training

November 7, 2008
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When an Indian IT outsourcer transfers workers to the U.S., cultural training means a trip to the old ball game.
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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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