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Employers that offer language training to their employees often outperform their competitors that don’t provide such training, according to a new study.

Some Executives Doubtful Succession Plans Work
In a recent survey on succession management conducted by Korn Ferry, approximately one-third (36 percent) of senior-level executives responded that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their company’s succession management programs.

DOL Budget Request Promotes Workforce Readiness
President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Labor (DOL) includes funding to increase employment services and training opportunities for unemployed workers and double the number of registered apprenticeships.

Are Training Trends Driven by Youth or Technology?
How Millennials learn may be reshaping the way employers plan and implement training and development programs.

Are Apprenticeships Programs Set to Take Off in the U.S.?
Although President Barack Obama made only a brief mention of apprenticeships in his 2015 State of the Union address, proponents believe that these job-based training programs are on the verge of expanding rapidly throughout the United States.

3-D Printing May Return Manufacturing Jobs to the U.S.
Cars, jewelry, houses and even body parts can be made with a 3-D printer. 

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Reshaping HR and Corporate Learning in 2015
Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte predicts corporate learning will be transformed and take on more importance in 2015, while HR teams will be redesigned and focus on professional development.

Executive Career Goals Appear to Be Shifting 
Study: When it comes to being CEO, a third say 'no.'

Top Org. & Employee Development Articles of 2014
From succession planning to a new job training law to quelling the tension between HR and line managers, the following organizational and employee development stories resonated with SHRM Online readers.

Taking the Dread out of Performance Reviews
Instead of making a performance review an annual dressing-down, use it to identify areas where the employee is most passionate and competent, and figure out how to tailor his or her tasks to those areas.

Four Steps to Effective Performance Management
Getting the most out of employees requires holistic process. 

Spending Holds Stable for Talent Development
Corporate spending for employee training and development programs has held steady for the past two to three years, a new study reveals. 


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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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Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact provides guidance on who to include in  surveys,  issues to focus on, and balancing the tradeoffs involved.