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The Shift in Training

 Your business may well be investing in training but has it taken “The Shift “into account? In her book The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here, acclaimed author and global authority on the people implications of strategies Lynda Gratton says, there have been three shifts that businesses need to embrace in order to be a success.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for…

By Pam Boiros

The “evidence-based” approach has its roots in medicine.  The evidence-based medicine movement encouraged medical professionals to determine, using available evidence, the most effective treatment path for a particular disease was and to apply that treatment.  Read more

“Five Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management” Explores How…

While the industry is beginning to develop a better understanding of how learning impacts talent management, a number of false perceptions still exist. The greatest myth is that learning exists separate from the other components of an organization’s talent management strategy.Read more

Delivering IT Training to Those in Need

Earning IT certifications can help individuals do their jobs more effectively and keep IT operations running smoothly. While this may be a great value-add for some, for others it can actually be life changing!  SkillSoft customer CompTIA helps individuals at risk of falling below the poverty line—as well as candidates under-represented in the IT industry such as minorities, women, veterans and displaced workers—to prepare for, secure, and succeed in IT careers by offering  free IT certification training.Read more

Center for Creative Leadership’s 50th Guidebook in the Ideas Into Action Leadership Development…

By Pam Boiros

We’re excited to give our customers access to titles from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). In partnership with CCL, we have incorporated the 50th guidebook from CCL’s Ideas Into Action leadership development series. Read more

Leadership Skills Training Lesson: Applaud Effort and Grit, not Talent

By Shawn Hunter

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
– Stephen King, Author

Carol Dweck led a fascinating study back in 1998 in which she and her colleagues worked with four hundred 5th graders and gave them a series of tests, mostly puzzles, and then praised them in two different ways with these six little words.Read more