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Companies Simulate to Stimulate Learning

March 25, 2008
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Samsung is among a widening circle of organizations using business simulation technologies to help managers meet the challenges that lie ahead.
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Toyota Embraces E-learning—and Change

March 19, 2008
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Toyota Motor Europe implemented a centralized e-learning system to deliver customizable content to its sales and marketing companies located in 48 countries speaking 30 different languages. From France to Romania, it has saved the organization time—and a lot of euros.
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E-Learning Hits Its Stride

February 26, 2008
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Despite some differing numbers, two widely regarded and independent reports on the U.S. training market conclude that 30 percent of employee learning last year occurred online. The question of whether workplace training improves worker performance remains unanswered, however.
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The RightThing Takes On AIRS

February 19, 2008
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Recruitment process outsourcing vendor the RightThing is acquiring recruitment training and sourcing technology vendor AIRS.
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Talent Management Meets Learning

January 22, 2008
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Anxious to find people and improve employee learning, one-third of companies plan to revamp their talent management systems, according to a Watson Wyatt survey.
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Indiana University, Target Take Aim at Leadership Crisis

November 27, 2007
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The retail giant stays silent, but gives a $400,000 grant to groom next generation of business leaders.
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At Small Business Administration, Generalists Are Developed, Not Hired

October 23, 2007
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Loan officers are more likely to serve in marketing and training capacities, advising lenders and business owners about the SBA’s products and services.
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'Unlearning' Makes Headlines at Reuters

July 24, 2007
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Rather than store every conceivable piece of information in their heads, employees at the London-based financial software, technology and news company participate in learning through methods including creating user content, taking on stretch assignments or rotating to work on different project teams. They’re encouraged to find the knowledge they need so they can put it into action. But there isn’t a necessity for them to remember it.
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A Week Devoted to Training

July 24, 2007
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By focusing its workforce on a heavily promoted special event, biotech firm EMD Serono looks to strengthen competencies, boost retention rates and stay competitive in a regional scrimmage for talent.
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A Credibility Project

June 21, 2007
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Chastened by allegations of fabricated data, the Yucca Mountain Project introduces rigorous training for all employees, covering everything from communication skills to the proper procedures for recording research data.
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