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Five Ways GE’s Design Principles Can Create Better Learning

May 16, 2014
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General Electric Software’s chief experience officer outlines five ways to design better e-learning experiences.
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HRCI: Surprised by SHRM Plan to Offer HR Certifications

May 14, 2014
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Questions emerge regarding what SHRM’s move means to those with PHR, SPHR and GPHR credentials, as well as the relationship between the organizations. Updated with comments from SHRM's Hank Jackson and HRCI's Amy Dufrane.


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How Do We Evaluate Social Learning Platforms?

May 12, 2014
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We have been moving slowly to integrate social learning in our LMS. We want to include tools that boost the nature of collaboration among our workers, especially among those who are stationed remotely. How do we evaluate social learning platforms to find the best match? How heavily should we rely on employee feedback?

 — Socializing at Work, vice president of talent, manufacturing, New York


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What Do You Do When an Employee Fails a Background Check?

May 12, 2014
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What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?

 — Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York


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How Do We Plan for Succession With an Older Workforce?

May 12, 2014
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What is the best strategy for succession planning in an organization that is top-heavy with aging employees?

— Looking to the Future, senior corporate D&T adviser, energy, Abu Dhabi


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Don Kirkpatrick Dies: Training Pioneer Created Four Levels of Measurement

May 12, 2014
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Don Kirkpatrick is widely known for the training measurement model he developed in the 1950s as a professor at the University of Wisconsin.
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Moving on From HR: Finding Your Next Job

May 9, 2014
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When trying to move across industries, consider the talent management issues of the current role and identify other industries that face similar challenges, one expert says.
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Special Report: E-Recruiting Dead and Alive

May 8, 2014
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Sourcing job candidates has become easier for recruiters because of internet job boards, social media and applicant tracking systems – and the job of recruiters has changed because of it.
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Legal Briefing: 100 Percent Wrong?

May 8, 2014
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Policies that require employees to return to work only if they are 100 percent healed may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Legal Briefing: One Doctor's Note Will Do

May 8, 2014
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Employers cannot request recertification of approved FMLA leave of absence each time the employee requests such an absence.
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