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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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Borrowing a Page From MySpace

October 17, 2008
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A new online training program at one of the world’s biggest ad-buying conglomerates mimics social networks to build digital skills.
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2008 Training Providers

August 19, 2008
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Listed in alphabetical order Published June 9, 2008
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IBM India Places a Premium on Training and Integrating New Hires

August 13, 2008
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To find job candidates, IBM casts its net widely in a country that has ‘400 million talents.’ It then aggressively trains them in both the company’s business and its self-starting culture.
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Solar Follows Suit

July 30, 2008
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A leading German manufacturer of solar panels recently teamed with Portland Community College in Oregon to train technicians who will work at a fabrication plant the company is renovating in a Portland suburb.
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Going With the Wind

July 30, 2008
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Technicians are a hot commodity in the Pacific Northwest’s booming wind energy business, leading one local community college to fast-track a training program. Columbia Gorge Community College now serves as a model for others in the field.
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Training to Short-Circuit Wage Disputes

July 22, 2008
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Failing to equip managers with at least rudimentary knowledge of labor laws comes with a steep cost. Companies found in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act—the law that governs job classification, overtime pay and record keeping—pay an average of $23.5 million to resolve claims of unpaid overtime and other FLSA-related allegations.
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Measuring the Weight of Information Overload

July 9, 2008
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Several recent analyses have highlighted the costs of information overload and its close cousin—interruptions.
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Five Tips for Taming Information Overload

July 9, 2008
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Keeping focus in the face of digital distractions can be difficult. Here’s how you—and your organization’s employees—can make a start.
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Staying Afloat in a Digital Flood

July 9, 2008
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Even though seven of 10 white-collar workers say they feel inundated by e-mails, IMs, text messages and other data sources at work, corporate leaders have been slow to intervene and offer employee support or training in how to manage information overload. That’s starting to change.
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