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Articles by Sarah Fister Gale

States Tackle Transparency in Health Care Costs

February 29, 2012
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More than two dozen states have enacted health care price transparency legislation over the past 10 years.
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Lawson Defections: Corporate Coup or Business as Usual?

February 9, 2012
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When business software vendor Infor announced the acquisition of Lawson Software in July, many Lawson customers and analysts were concerned about the future of the company's product lines. Infor executives have dismissed the concerns.
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Lawson and Infor HR Software

February 9, 2012
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Infor heads to the Big Apple

February 9, 2012
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Double digit growth in 2011 is driving the move, says CEO Charles Phillips.
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Together at Last: How HR and Finance Are Working Together to Rein in Costs

January 24, 2012
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HR may lead discussions about which health benefits programs to invest in, but finance is playing a larger role in the final decisions on where those dollars will be spent.
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Training to Keep Food Safe

May 1, 2009
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The deadly salmonella outbreak linked to Peanut Corporation of America is the most recent example of the long-range impact that food-production safety processes can have on consumers. Food safety training for employees is obviously the place to start, but what’s also imperative is a culture in which all employees, from the production line to the executive suite, know the right things to do—and do them.
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The Power of Community

March 3, 2009
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Online communities of practice give far-flung employees a chance to network, share knowledge and communicate best practices that trainers can capture and incorporate into future learning events.
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Virtual Training With Real Results

December 7, 2008
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Collaborative real-time virtual training is gaining popularity for many learning applications, particularly those in which the trainee is making on-the-job decisions that can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences.
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Moodle Goes Corporate

October 2, 2008
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Companies of all sizes have begun to embrace Moodle, an open- source learning management system that can be downloaded free and operates with virtually every other training-related software system on the market.
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Moodle 101

October 2, 2008
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Corporate users of Moodle offer their advice on how to get started with the open-source learning management system.
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