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Spotting skills gaps
Institute of Leadership Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With training budgets tighter than ever, assessing any skills gaps is crucial for development. Alison Hjul explains how to identify issues within your team, find suitable tools to address them and build an effective development plan. More

Ask the trainer: Engaging learners, increasing effectiveness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What can trainers do to engage learners and, in turn, increase the effectiveness of training? More

Should leadership development be more transparent?
Management-Issues    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many large organizations have put in place programs to identify and develop certain employees for future leadership roles. On the face of it, that's sound talent management. But as a new survey highlights, there's also a downside. More

Your new (shrinking) workplace: Agencies resort to 'tightsizing'
Federal Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When Dan Tangherlini became assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury in 2009, he inherited a 700-square-foot corner office. But he gave it up — the reproduction of George Washington's desk, an antique conference table and even his door — for a 100-square-foot workspace. His message to staff: As budgets shrink and workloads grow, we're all going to have to make sacrifices. More

TeamLease: Money or level of salary continues to be key driver of productivity
The Economic Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Money or level of salary in relation to experience continues to be the key driver of productivity in the workplace for the young generation in India, according to a study by leading staffing company TeamLease Services. More

The 'new normal' of talent management
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
HR executives — and their C-suite leadership — must act now to deal with the "new normal" of talent management. A global recession, a lack of needed skill sets, an aging workforce and disconnected talent strategies are combining to create corporate crises. More

Brazil's boom needs talent
Barron's    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Multinational companies are taking extra measures to secure qualified employees in Brazil's booming economy, beefing up internship programs and relocating workers from flat or declining markets. More

Assistance programs lead to healthier, more productive workplaces
Canadian HR Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mental health in the workplace is costing Canadian organizations a lot of money — and much of it is unnecessary. Intervention through employee assistance programs translates to improved employee mental health, higher productivity and a 25 percent reduction in the costs of lost productivity, according to a study by Morneau Shepell. More

Schools blend computers with classroom learning
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many school districts reluctantly are cutting staff and dropping courses in a desperate effort to respond to tighter budgets. But some educators are looking at ways to save money and improve instruction at the same time. The answer for some schools: blended learning, which is part computer lesson, part classroom instruction. More

Committed to talent development
The Edge Malaysia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is no secret that talent development is linked to not only company growth, but also employee satisfaction. Naga DDB began taking talent development seriously when it set up an in-house training program, referred to as the "DDB University." Now in its 10th year, DDBU continues to help shape the company and its work culture. More
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