Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
HR execs are not finding their budgets rising at the same levels as their workforce requirements. By 2020, the global labor market faces a shortage of 38-40 million college educated workers and 45 million secondary educated workers1. Despite the change catalyst that the mounting crisis demands, many organizations have not adjusted their strategies. Why would an organization race to develop skills by investing the same portion of their budget in classroom approaches and build training that they could buy? To help organizations find a smarter way out of the talent crisis, the Director of Research at the world’s leading learning analytics firm compared the results of Skillsoft elearning to classroom and internally developed elearning benchmarks. The results were clear; Skillsoft provides a solid answer to the global talent imperative.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
Cloud solutions are the new normal as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach.
Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering. This white paper explores 10 factors you should review in this process.
In September 2012, the New York City Board of Health approved
a measure to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in
restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and street carts in a first
of its kind restriction in the US. At the forefront of this measure
was Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The mayor noted that 6,000
New Yorkers die every year from obesity-related illness. Some
ethnic groups in the city have rates of overweight and obesity
approaching 70 percent of adults. African-American New Yorkers
are three times as likely, and Hispanic New Yorkers twice as likely,
as white New Yorkers to die from diabetes.1
Is this social policy
run amuck? Is it, as some have suggested, an infringement on
individual rights? Or is it simply recognition that health issues
cannot be treated in isolation from the many other factors that
affect an individual’s or a community’s health?
For years, executives have been automating for efficiency, freeing workers from repetitive
tasks, streamlining the back office and looking for cost savings. Now, they are exploring
intelligent automation to establish thinking processes—processes that communicate realtime insights to employees, customers and partners across an expanding ecosystem. The
ability to add intelligence to automation opens a new universe of possibilities that will have
a profound impact on the way organizations operate and the way work gets done. More than
anything else, intelligent automation will be a defining factor for the future workforce.
It is the Leaders challenge to create the circumstances that stimulate improved performance and execution from the people within their organization. The key question for business leaders is not "why" high performance but rather "how"?
The importance of nurturing a talented workforce cannot be understated. It enables your organization to perform effectively today, while also preparing you for future growth. But in reality, how many are companies actually nurturing their employees?
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent being among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning has become one of of HR's most important responsibilities.
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
With the many ways that exist to reach job applicants, why is finding great candidates so difficult? This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates. Download the white paper today.
How important is compensation management in motivating your workforce? It is one of the top five job-satisfaction factors. Learn how to reward employees and yet hold steady on payroll costs in this complimentary SuccessFactors white paper.
Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis are a significant concern for many thousands of workers who have frequent and unavoidable exposure to tick-infested habitats. Treatment of clothing with permethrin, a nontoxic chemical with insecticidal, knockdown, and repellent properties, is highly effective against ticks. However, most permethrin products must be reapplied after several washings to maintain insecticidal activity.
Recently, a factory-based method for long-lasting permethrin impregnation of clothing has been developed by Insect Shield, Inc., that allows clothing to retain insecticidal activity for over 70 washes.
This study provides preliminary evidence that long-lasting permethrin-impregnated clothing may be highly effective against tick bites.
Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on your people - the key to your future success. Based on work with more than 2,000 leading businesses on maximizing people performance, SuccessFactors recommends 5 strategies that deliver superior results.
With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning has become one of HR's most important responsibilities. Read on for 6 pitfalls to avoid during this process.
Measuring competency gaps within your organization and addressing them proactively allows you to focus on the areas you need most to impact your business performance, employee engagement and retention, and overall profitability.
As the federal workforce nears retirement age, it is crucial for the government to hire members of the millennial generation, particularly in the mission-critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math where there is stiff competition with the private sector.
These results are a must-read for government officials who want to stay up-to-date with developing trends in recruiting.
Published By: Sourcecast
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP's) final rule requiring affirmative action requirements for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for protected veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) takes effect. The long anticipated final regulations will substantially impact federal contractors and their affirmative action plans for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Insurance is a part of an environmental contractor’s and consultant’s daily work life. Are you over extending your insurance policy? Are you opening yourself up to multiple lawsuits? Do you have the correct coverage? Find out in this whitepaper.
Economic and social factors are transforming the way in which organizations define today’s workforce. The confluence of a growing millennial workforce that values flexibility, the rise of automation, and the increasing prevalence of telework challenges organizations to recognize that a workforce is comprised of more than full-time, 9-to-5, career-track employees.
This altered definition of work will ultimately force companies to adjust their recruitment strategies in favor of what candidates are looking for from employers and how such a wide and increasingly remote talent pool will be managed.
To understand the ways in which today’s workforce is evolving and the reasons why recruiters must find ways to adapt to this changing definition of talent, it’s valuable to look at an overview of today’s workforce…This report does just that.