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Navigating the Training Terrain

September 23, 2013
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This Orientation Guide on Learning and Development offers advice on how to create a training program that aligns with strategic business goals.
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How Do We Assess the Impact of New Training Methods?

July 10, 2013
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I have been asked to assess the impact of new training, including learning content, rating instructors and evaluating program participants. How soon should I expect seeing results before I start my analysis? —Hurry Up and Wait, training evaluation specialist, nonprofit, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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How Do We Develop a Solid Career Development Plan?

June 5, 2013
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How do we facilitate a discussion with our employees on the meaning of career development? We want to ask probing questions that give us a meaningful plan of action. We know from a recent employee survey that most of our staff is not satisfied with our career development and we need to start a conversation to make improvements. —Career Doldrums, assistant human resources manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
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Companies Making HR Big Data Work

March 22, 2013
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Some early adopters have integrated big data into human resources practices with noteworthy results.
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Big Data, Bigger Deal

March 22, 2013
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Companies have been slow to bring analytics-based decision-making to their people practices, but that's changing.
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Status Update: Using Social Media for Learning Gets Better Foothold in Workplace

January 30, 2013
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Large U.S. firms tripled their spending on social tools such as internal blogs, wikis and communities of practice in 2012, a new report says.
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The New Recipe for Workforce Innovation

January 17, 2013
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To cook up greater creativity, organizations ought to update their approach to collaboration, compensation and culture.
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Whirlpool Adopts E-Learning for Leadership

November 14, 2012
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Until the recession hit, the U.S.-based appliance-maker steadfastly avoided online training in favor of classrooms. Now, it's a proponent of virtual online learning.
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The 'Employee Value Proposition' Over the Years: The Search for a Middle Ground

October 19, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This month, we look at the evolution of the “employment deal” between employers and employees. In December, we will switch gears and stop looking at the past and start looking toward the future.
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How Do We Prove the Value of Training to Our Executives?

July 31, 2012
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Where can I find data on reinforcement of training? Our learning and development group wants to prepare a report for our executives. —All Ears, performance development consultant, communications, Dallas
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