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Newbies to New Leaders, Closing Critical Skill Gaps with Learning

Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives.
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Learning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider

Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
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The New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding

This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how talent intelligence helps business leaders find better candidates faster, make better build/buy/rent decisions, decrease new hire time-to-proficiency, and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave.
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Social Job Distribution: Making Job Listings Visible on Facebook and Twitter

Wondering if you're making the most of social media in your talent acquisition efforts? Or even where to get started? To recruit the best talent, you need to get your job listings seen by the right people. This brief will give you some best practices for automating your recruiting in social media channels to best reach new audiences- and the right audiences- on Facebook and Twitter.
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Getting Started with eLearning

The face of corporate learning has changed. It is no longer possible to develop your human capital with a single approach. This handy guide will help you navigate the growing number of learning solutions and equip you with 8 must-ask questions as you develop a learning program.
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Case Study: The USO Solves a Global Learning Challenge

The USO supports America's troops and their families around the world. They turned to Skillsoft to build USO University for their employees, an effective solution to solve the organization’s global learning, onboarding and compliance challenges. And, they achieved jaw-dropping results and ROI in just their first 6 months…
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Actionable Leadership in the Creative Age

Skillsoft conducted a survey to compare the traits that defined 20th century leaders with the characteristics of their 21st century counterparts. While many organizations understand how leadership is changing, their cultures have not yet adapted to encourage these new leadership traits.
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Case Study: Odawa Casino

Odawa Casino Resort offers employees career development around the clock—just what workers at this 24x7x365 operation needed. Download this free case study to learn how Odawa partnered with Skillsoft to improve performance management and leadership development.
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Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development

Leadership is an important element of organizational success. So, it is not surprising that many companies look for ways to extend the benefits of leadership development to more employees. Technology-based learning approaches such as online courses, books and video programs can be used effectively to develop employees at all levels.
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GigaOm Research: A New Charter for HR

In today's distributed workforce HR can embrace social business, taking the lead in defining new HR practices to support the changing workplace landscape and foster innovation and integrated employee networks.
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Reinventing Leadership Development

To determine if your development programs are producing the leadership your company needs, you must conduct a customized, multi-layered self-assessment. This HR white paper provides 10 key questions and ideas to build upon and the action points.
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The Future of Work has Arrived

The line of demarcation between 'personal' and 'work' life has officially blurred. With the onset of the cloud, social, mobile technologies for enterprise, your workplace is more multi-dimensional and connected than ever. And the millennial are here.
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U.S. Employees have Spoken!

Based on a 2012 survey of nationally representative American employees, this detailed infographic describes which factors motivate your best employees to stay at their job.
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Building the Empowered Enterprise!

A roadmap for leveraging technology to enable greatness in your employees. This new world and way of working is 24/7, borderless and constantly in flux. Work-team and organization structures are becoming more matrixed instead of hierarchical. And these technology and workplace shifts are requiring organizations to adapt to new ways of functioning and thinking, especially when it comes to managing their people.
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14 HR Tips for 2014 eBook

Access the latest eBook from iCIMS to learn more about emerging trends and technology that will impact your HR and talent acquisition efforts in 2014.
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7 Simple Steps to Getting a Handle on Social Applications in Your Enterprise

Many millions use social services, from sharing photos via Instagram to sharing files via Box.net to via SlideShare. So how many of your employees use social media? A lot. That’s because social has become a normal tool used to manage and organize our lives. Social tools are flexible, efficient, effective and easy to adapt for personal and business uses.

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The Leaders Quadrant for Social Software

With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner's Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective social business software solution.

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iCIMS Webcast: Recruiting and Onboarding an On-Demand Workforce

Does your organization hire part-time, seasonal, or on-demand talent? Watch this recent webcast from iCIMS to learn more about the behavior of contingent workers and recommended ways to source, hire, and onboard top talent. This webcast will also show how to leverage onboarding technology to create an automated, yet personalized experience for all new hires.

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iCIMS Webcast: Creating a Superior Onboarding Program

Are you providing a best-in-class onboarding experience to new hires? View this webcast from iCIMS to gain insight into how to create an automated, yet personal experience for your new talent while keeping costs low and ROI high. This includes a sneak peak of the iCIMS Talent Platform and working examples of to improve new hire engagement using onboarding technology.

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Nondiscrimination in Hiring

This Bloomberg BNA white paper offers advice to management and human resources professionals on how the EEOC is making determinations of bias in background checks and provides information on how employers can apply mathematical tools to protect themselves from any perception of discrimination and to challenge EEOC actions already underway.

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5 Ways To Manage The Rising Costs Of Benefits

A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you as opposed to a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain, and motivate talented people gets harder all the time.

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The Advantages of Online Software

Online software, often referred to as software –as-a-service (SaaS), has dramatically increased in popularity over the last few years and is now the preferred method for accessing training and applications for the majority of organizations.

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Bridging the Gap: Safety for Multicultural Workers

With Utah’s increasing diversity, Utah contractors are working with a more diverse workforce than ever before. This brings many advantages, but it also can bring some challenges – particularly with safety. National statistics have shown that Hispanics, in particular, are often injured on the job at higher rates than their counterparts.

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Case Study: New York Department of Corrections

The New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of more than 60,000 inmates held at 68 state correctional facilities, as well as a drug treatment campus and residential treatment facility.

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Case Study: UNSU-ICTY

Since its inception in 1993, ICTY has always had a Staff Union. A Constant priority for the Staff Union has been to Create unity and a sense of belonging for all of its members.

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7 Strategies for Being a Better Manager

We believe that to be the best leader you can be, you need to be a fearless, bold, effective coach on a daily basis. Aspirational, right? The path to greatness seldom runs smoothly though, so here are a few strategies to get you started.

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Performance Reviews: Go Team or Go Home

Want better performing teams? Review them as such. Businesses ultimately depend on the success of teams, but performance reviews focus on the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. How do you bridge the gap?

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Building a Shield Against Pay Discrimination Claims

Workforce compliance is an increasingly complex issue. Not only does it require a comprehensive, current understanding of the legislation that governs your workforce practices, it also means integrating compliant practices into daily business operations.

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The Evolving Role of HR

As workforce dynamics grow more complex, the HR professional’s role is shifting from administrative expert to strategic partner, giving them the opportunity - and responsibility - to play a bigger role.

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eBook: How to excel at goal management

Effective goal management is one of the key components of high-impact performance management in organizations. That’s because employees know what’s expected of them, are working on the right projects, are aligned in helping to achieve organizational goals, and are more engaged as a result.

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Global Leave Policies: A Country Comparison

Multinational employers based in the U.S. have to deal with various benefits issues when operating overseas, including recognizing annual leave policies in other countries that vary greatly from U.S. requirements.

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2014 Thanksgiving Holiday Practices Survey

Bloomberg BNA has been tracking Thanksgiving employer practices since 1980 and this year’s survey is based on a survey of over 350 senior human resource and employee relations executives representing a broad cross-section of U.S. employers.

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