A Review of 2013: What was Driving the Automotive Industry?

If 2013 taught us anything, it’s that the automotive industry does not stay parked for long. Constant innovation, new designs and product introductions are the norm. Therefore, as a training partner to many of the largest auto manufacturers in the world, it is imperative for our experts to stay in the fast lane. Here are...

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Aligning Learning Goals with Business Strategy: Impressions from HRO Today Forum

I was honored to be invited to speak at the HRO Today Forum in Europe in London last week. My workshop – “Persistent Challenge – Learning & Development for Workforce Commitment” focused on optimizing programs managed by human resources to align training initiatives with business needs, such as strategic talent development. We discussed how to...

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Vocational Skills, Classroom Training Back In Vogue

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. HR Magazine Vocational Skills “More Valuable” Than Academic Qualifications, Say Employers by Tom Newcombe Employers are increasingly placing greater value on vocational skills than academic qualifications,...

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Incorporating Social Media into the Workplace

I recently attended a presentation by Jonny Gifford of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where he shared the results of their survey on social media use. Not surprisingly, the results showed we use social media on a daily basis in our personal lives. What did surprise me was that relatively few people...

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Talent and Talking it Out

Each Friday, RPS highlights five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. HR Magazine Talent Management And Retention Tops HRD Priority List, Says Research by Arvind Hickman Talent management, succession planning and employee engagement are the leading priorities...

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