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HR ‘New Frontier’ for Data-Driven Business Strategies
Top executives are relying more heavily on HR leaders for innovative, data-grounded business strategies, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey of U.S. CEOs.

U.S.-Swiss Collaboration Planned for Apprenticeships
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is planning to establish an apprenticeship program based on the Swiss vocational education model. The U.S. and Switzerland on have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent to collaborate on this venture and to exchange policy information and best practices in vocational education and training.

SHRM Certification Holders to Get Digital Badges
SHRM will begin issuing digital badges in July 2015 to those who hold SHRM certification. The badges will allow SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recipients to post their digital badge on social media sites such as LinkedIn and in e-mail and digital resumes.

Skills Gap, Turnover Are Top Talent Concerns
Although finding qualified talent to fill skilled positions is still the biggest concern for employers surveyed (cited by 48 percent of respondents), keeping and engaging employees is a rising priority, according to new research.

Retain Top Talent with Team-Based Design Principles
Innovation and modern design principles may be the key to developing the workplace culture Millennial employees are demanding, and may lead to winning talent acquisition and retention strategies, the authors of a new white paper concluded.

Leaders Can Drive Innovation – Or Block It
A culture of creativity begins at the top.

Tired of Change? How to Combat Change Fatigue
Change is often good, but too much too quickly can be counterproductive.

Supporting Team Leaders: A Q&A with Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham believes HR’s job is radically changing—and that’s good.


 Featured Articles

Small Businesses Plan More Investments in
Training and Development

As small business owners struggle to identify, attract and hire qualified job candidates, they are putting more effort and investment dollars into training and developing current employees, according to a new report.
How Telecommuting Helps the Environment
Several large companies are reducing their environmental footprint and reaping significant benefits by allowing a sizable percentage of their workforce to telecommute.
White House Unveils Efforts to ‘Upskill America’
Officials with the Obama administration outlined a series of steps that the federal government is taking to improve U.S. workers’ skills during a White House summit.

DOL Proposes Rules Addressing 
Workforce Skills Gap
Proposed regulations implementing the sweeping Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), were  released April 16, 2015, by the departments of Education and Labor.
Developing High-Tech Talent Is Top Business Challenge
Two recent studies reveal that employers across the globe are  struggling with finding and developing the talent they need to build, maintain and secure their organizations’ technology infrastructure.

What Is HR's Role in Performance Management Trends?
Deloitte created quite a buzz among employers when the global consulting group unveiled its new performance management system in the April 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review.

Employers Struggling to Develop Senior Leaders
With nearly 4 million Baby Boomers set to retire in 2015, businesses across the globe are grappling with an expanding talent gap within their senior management ranks.

Millennials’ Skills Don’t Match Their Education Level
Millennials are on track to be the best educated generation in U.S. history, but their education level isn’t translating into the job skills that most employers seek, according to a recent report.

Create a Succession Plan That Works
Small and family-owned businesses that delay creating succession plans might be endangering their company’s survival.

Obama Announces TechHire Initiative
Looking to boost the nation’s stagnant wage growth in an improving economy, President Barack Obama has announced a government initiative to train and develop a home-grown information technology workforce.

Is Competency-Based Education the
Wave of the Future?

How Executives Learn, and the Skills
Needed to Succeed

Language Training a Key to Global-Ready Workforces

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Leadership Development: Growing Talent Strategically
This paper addresses the importance of linking leader development efforts to organizational strategy, as well as program design and participant selection considerations. It also presents a model for evaluating leadership development programs.

WHITE PAPER: Evolution of Employee Opinion Surveys—The Voice of Employee as a Strategic Business Management Tool
In recent years we have evolved our understanding of the critical concepts to measure, as well as the practical application of research methods, analytics and interventions surrounding employee surveys.


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Three Ways to Transform Managers into Leaders
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The classic role of a manager is to direct processes, projects, and people. Yet, behind the endless meetings and growing to-do lists hides the part of their role that, when done right, accelerates success for your organization. The art of engaging and inspiring people is the game-changer that separates managers from leaders. In this program, author and strategy execution expert Gary Magenta will detail three ways to transform your managers into leaders.


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