Human Capital Insights: E-Learning (May 2014)

Higher Vision, Higher Calling: People, Strategy, Culture, Sustainability — It’s All Connected

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English Language Learning: A new path to profitability

Did you know 77% of organizations surveyed in a January 2014 study by global consultancy Illuminas estimated that English language learning increases profitability by 25%? Read this new white paper to understand ELL’s impact on organizational performance—and take away some key considerations for your own ELL implementation.

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[Guidebook] 5 Best Practices for Identifying Potential Leaders

Invest now to ensure future success

High potentials represent a critical investment of time and resources – they are your organization’s future strategic leaders. Download our guide to transform your high potential program into a strategic source of competitive differentiation.

 

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• The 4 Absolutes for identifying potential leaders.

• What every talent professional needs to know to get high potential programs right.

• 5 best practices for making the right talent investments.

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Find Your Journey To Career Transformation

HR can mean so many different things, from recruiting and training to compliance and business strategy. Transforming your HR career means figuring out what HR means to you, and how to meet every new challenge with confidence. SHRM is dedicated to helping every HR professional find their path to career success. Take our quiz to find your journey to career transformation, and what you should do to achieve your career objectives!

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Special Report: Social Learning (April 2014)

Who Controls Your Social Learning?

 

Learning leaders can try to control their employees’ social interactions to minimize the spread of misinformation and to discourage complaints, but it could impair the medium’s effectiveness.

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Reimagine Work

Whether you’re ready for it or not, the future of work is now. The new way of work is multigenerational, multi-geographical, multi-cultural, and location-agnostic and device-independent. Workteam and organizational structures have morphed into more matrixed (vs. hierarchical) arrangements. And people have different expectations of how, where and what they use to get their jobs done.

 

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8 Reasons to STOP managing your people with spreadsheets

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet. But if you have more than a few hundred employees, tracking performance, training, and succession with them is the stuff of nightmares. Our clients shared their reasons for making the switch from spreadsheet to software. Which one tops your list?

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Focus on Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs

Need to reduce recruiting costs in your organization? This executive brief provides several ideas on how to reduce those costs while still driving exceptional business by employing creative recruiting strategies and combining them with the right technology.

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Building Talent Pipelines

Organizations need to define, attract, and develop critical talent. This paper outlines a 12 step methodology for building critical talent pipelines and provides insights into strategy and initiatives.

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Special Report: Talent Acquisition (March 2014)

Companies are using workforce analytics to find better candidates, cut costs and stamp out inefficiencies.

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Human Capital Insights: Performance Management (March 2014)

Leading With Excellence: Mindful Leadership Training and Exceptional Organizations

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Workforce Planning for New Realities: Three Key Practices to Adopt Now

The economic recession caused workforce trauma and changed employment tactics from a best employee for the job approach to best employee for the big picture or for the immediate bottom line.

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Talent Management Cookbook

Today, more than ever, talent management is an important component of an organization’s success. To help HR professionals and other business leaders succeed in evolving their approach to talent management, we have developed The Talent Management Cookbook. We have designed this report to read like a typical cookbook and have provided “recipes” for the core “entrées” necessary for an updated talent management approach.

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Driving Performance Through Learning: Adapting Your Learning Model to More Effectively Engage, Build and Expand Talent

Our world is changing dramatically – how we live, how we work, and how we perform. In order to keep up, learning must also change and evolve — sometimes dramatically. Brandon Hall Group’s latest research on Relationship Centered Learning found that organizations that have begun to embrace more adaptive learning models, which focus on leveraging relationships and communities to drive continuous learning, often deliver better business results.

 

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY STUDY: A Pulse on Social Learning

During the last two years we have seen how knowledge management and leadership development via learning are being incorporated more frequently as strategies to increase organizational agility. Additionally, learning organizations that act as strategic enablers for the business are more focused on connecting people to people and content through knowledge management and social technology.              

 

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Special Report: Learning and Development (January 2014)

The era of big data promises to make employee learning faster, better and cheaper, provided organizations invest in the skill sets and critical thinking needed to grapple with sophisticated data analytics.

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Special Report: Executive Education (January 2014)

Executive coaching has shaken off its remedial reputation to become a dominant development medium for top brass. Here’s how learning leaders can maximize its value.

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Special Report: Assessment and Measurement (December 2013)

The middle level of an organization is often viewed as the most critical. Companies can use tools such as personality and skill assessments to measure the traits that help to make a midlevel manager successful.

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Special Report: Performance Management (October 2013)

The traditional performance review is becoming a relic. Today’s organizations thrive on agility and alignment. The process of measuring employee performance should do the same.

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Human Capital Insights: Succession Planning (November 2013)

There’s a premium for post-military leadership across business and government organizations nationwide. Military leaders represent some of the best-trained, experienced and mission-driven professionals in the civilian workforce. In this issue of the Authentic Leadership Series, Michelle Maldonado talks with Edwin “Eddie” Maldonado, Administrative Services Manager for the VA Roseberg Healthcare System, retired U.S.

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The High Performance Learning Function

This white paper builds on information presented in the 2011 and 2012 edition of The Modern Learning Organization: A Path Forward. The 2014 LearningElite white paper “The High Performance Learning Function” describes the LearningElite benchmarking program with supporting research aimed to shed light on how the LearningElite model functions to demonstrate the impact of the learning function in organizations.

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2013 Diversity Value Index Executive Summary

The 2013 Diversity Value Index Executive Summary details the process that led to the creation of the Diversity Value Index. This summary provides insight into the two areas of the DVI program, the Diversity Value Index Framework and the Diversity Action Core. The summary provides information related to the 2013 DVI program, including an overview of the diversity executive board, the DVI score card, and highlights of best practices across the D&I function reported in the 2013 Diversity Value Index report.

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Costs, Comparisons, and Considerations for Strategic Decision Making

The largest single expense associated with training is the cost of instructors  whether full-time staff or contractors. Therefore, it is vital to thoroughly comprehend these instructors’ true and complete costs, how to accurately compare staff and contract instructors, and when and how to use each of them effectively. The importance of this comprehension is heightened by the frequency of contractor use, and the numerous misconceptions about outsourcing contract instructors.

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Special Report: HR Technology (September 2013)

HR tech vendors are rolling out platforms that allow employees to collaborate more efficiently — and companies are putting them to good use.

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Special Report: Metrics and Measurement (September 2013)

Learning evaluation, metrics and measurement are not where they need to be, but some companies have made progress.

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The Evolution of Social Learning: Challenges in Leveraging Collaboration & Technology By David Wentworth, Senior Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Social media has become a fixture in our lives. Look no further than 1 billion Facebook users, 175 million professionals on LinkedIn and 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube each minute.  So how can Chief Learning Officers harness the collaborative nature of these platforms? The key is to match the tool with the challenge at hand.

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Special Report: Employee Engagement (June 2013)

Providing employees with the resources they need to perform may be enough to keep them satisfied. It may not be enough to keep them engaged, however.

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Replacing Your LMS?

Most organizations look forward to a learning technology transition with a mixture of dread and optimism. It is often a great opportunity to increase learning capabilities, and create a better learning environment. But, organizations also question if they can make a solid business case for the change. Will the transition impact business processes or mission critical learning needs? Will the new technology create governing challenges or highlight gaps in data structures?

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