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New Research Finds Connection Between Training, Employee Engagement and Performance Performance, and…

We are pleased to bring you a guest blog post today from Mollie Lombardi, Research Director, Human Capital Management, at Aberdeen Group. She has surveyed and interviewed thousands of end-users to better understand the key challenges facing today’s HR and talent management leaders, as well as uncover the Best-in-Class strategies, capabilities, tools and technologies they are using to address those challenges. Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: Summer Reading

By Pam Boiros, Vice President of Product Management, Books 24×7

As the weather warms up and we get into the long, hot days of summer, many of us turn our attentions to vacations, cookouts, and beach days.  A favorite vacation and beach activity is catching up on accumulated reading – whether attacking that stack of magazines that has piled up, or digging into the latest novel. Read more

Become an Alchemist: Expect the Unexpected

By Shawn Hunter

It’s an astonishing thing to observe people who encounter obstacle after hurdle after challenge, and yet seem to only gain strength and confidence and power after each seemingly insurmountable roadblock is set before them.

There’s a great scene in KungFu Panda 2 in which the bad guy – an evil peacock – laments, “How many times do I have to kill the same panda?!” because the Panda, of course keeps getting stronger throughout the movie, until the end (spoiler alert!) in which he’s catching blazing cannonballs and throwing them back. Read more

Today’s the Day: Is Your Organization Ready for the New UK Bribery Act?

By Charlie Voelker, Esq. SkillSoft Legal Compliance Solution

For more than 30 years, US-based companies have operated under the bribery prohibitions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Recent increased emphasis on protecting “fair competition” around the globe has resulted in the passage of new anti-corruption legislation that imposes even more stringent limitations on any company that does business in the UK. Read more