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E-Learning is Trendy
from Gulf News
Chairman of the third e-learning forum hosted by the Hamdan Bin Mohammad e-University deems e-education an emerging trend as students who manage their own learning become stronger professionals. E-learning is an emerging trend in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, said the chairman of the third annual forum on e-learning excellence in the Middle East. More

Creating a Talent Pipeline in India
from GALLUP Management Journal
In the past decade, many companies operating in India witnessed tremendous year-over-year growth and a consequent surge in stock prices. This delighted executives and shareholders alike -- but the good news represented only one side of the story. This growth resulted in enormous gains in job creation. The downside to this success has been its accompanying problems: finding the right people in a tight job market, managing double-digit attrition levels, and keeping employees who can easily jump to another company engaged in their work. More

Developing Rating Scales for Performance Tests
from ISPI
Are you frustrated with the same post-intervention testing time after time? Performance tests should seek to provide an objective rating of a behavior or product. Join William and Sharon as they navigate you through the development of a criterion-referenced test for your performance improvement interventions. More

Financial Performance Management: The Bigger Picture
from IT News Africa
David McWilliam, Regional Manager BI & PM, IBM Software Group, sub-Sahara Africa, discusses the role of Business Intelligence for organizations and the importance of implementing an integrated Financial Performance Management (FPM) system. There can be no arguing the fact that business is facing a tough road ahead. However, the challenge lies in being able to recognize that even though many organizations across the globe are feeling the effects of the recession, the world is still a dynamic place, and presents many opportunities. More

Tools Improve E-Medical Records Performance
from InformationWeek
Physicians can't wait a half-minute or more for pertinent data, like lab results, to appear on a computer screen. Performance management tools can help ensure that doctors have reliable and fast access to data whenever they need it. Providence Health & Services, a non-profit integrated health delivery system based in Renton, Wash., which operates 27 hospitals in several states, is rolling out Compuware's Electronic Health Records Service Delivery products to help boost performance of e-medical records and other clinical systems used in the organization's Washington Region. More

HR and Facebook: It's Complicated
from Minneapolis Star Tribune
Memo to human resources: Be careful what you look for on Facebook; it could come back to haunt. Minnesota companies may be walking toward thin ice as they follow a national trend of using social media networks to screen potential employees. A recent national study found that employers were impressed by personality, creativity and communications skills found via the Internet. But employers also rejected job candidates for inappropriate photos, content relating to drinking or drugs and misrepresentation of skills. More

A Productive Employee
from The Post
One thing that Miyanda Maimbo knows employers wish for, pray for and hope for is that their employees would be more productive, proactive, flexible, motivated, organized and hardworking. Employers try every means they think they have to make these changes, they shout, give warning letters, transfer staff, train them, employers try everything and when all else fails they make a decision to simply dismiss the ‘rogue’ employee and start afresh with a new one. More

Workplace Bullying Harms Service Delivery
from Sunday Standard
In his November 2009 State of the Nation Address, President Khama introduced ‘delivery’ to his roadmap that is guided by such other principles as democracy, development, dignity and discipline. More

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