Looking forward to ASTD

Last week I reported in this space on my week spent at the HRO Today Forum and how I was encouraged by the amount of buzz being generated around growth, activity and trends in the HR outsourcing market. This week, we are gearing up for yet another conference: the ASTD International Conference and Exhibition right here in...

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Shake-up Onboarding, Promote Play, Focus on Performance

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. Training Journal Traditional Onboarding of Staff Requires a Shake-up, Academic Says by Staff Writer Organizations need to radically rethink their traditional approaches to onboarding new staff...

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Onboarding and Knowledge Transfer: Where to Start?

My last two blog posts discussed the state of onboarding and knowledge transfer in today’s organizations. While these aspects of training are both extremely important to overall success, we must acknowledge that most learning leaders are not working with an unlimited budget. With this in mind, how should organizations allocate their investments in these areas?...

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Market Your Training Programs

Marketing and training are no strangers to each other. Constant pressure to demonstrate value to the organization and ensure training programs are fully utilized, has program managers recognizing the need for a well-defined training marketing strategy. Many learning and development departments already use marketing as an essential component to ensure the success of their training...

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Big Data and Other Trends in HR

I spent last week at the HRO Today Forum and was encouraged by the amount of buzz being generated around growth, activity and trends in the HR outsourcing market. Several conversations I had were centered on the recent surge in large recruitment process outsourcing deals, which to the analyst communities, signifies that companies are ramping...

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