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.Read More
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.Read More
The company, the 2007 Optimas Award winner for General Excellence, puts a premium on training, development and education for its employees. Here are some of its secrets for success.Read More
Vendors specializing in learning management software systems have expanded into talent management to offer customers more complete products that can enhance the ways companies develop individuals and shape their workforce.Read More
The first generation of e-learning, launched about a decade ago, is often regarded as a misguided experiment. Today, blended learning is coming to mean mixing formal programs with informal peer-to-peer learning.Read More
My company is introducing a computer-assisted manufacturing process at one of its assembly plants. The new technology is likely to result in substantial modification of jobs. Employees will be required to learn statistical process-control techniques. The new technology and push for quality requires employees to attend numerous training sessions.
Half of the employees affected by this completed their formal education more than 10 years ago. How do I choose which training method to use in my organization?
Applications that are accessed via the Internet are taking hold in several workforce management areas, including core HRMS, recruitment and performance management. This “on-demand” software carries lower upfront costs than licensed software and allows for frequent upgrades. Sector heavyweights such as Oracle and SAP are developing strategies, keen to make sure they don't get left behind. But for all the allure the delivery model holds, providers are keenly aware of a key issue: Top-notch customer service can make or break their business, and not every software company is used to providing superior support.Read More
Next-generation software products combine learning, performance and succession-planning functions in an integrated suite.Read More
Live and on-demand technologies help companies carry out training and distribute important corporate updates on the fly.Read More
The deals are two of the largest to date in an industry awash with mergers and acquisitions. Suppliers are broadening their product offerings to gain clout with clients who want a variety of integrated training and learning management products.Read More