ISPI Performance Digest
Mar. 25, 2014

Global Human Capital Trends 2014: 12 critical points
Deloitte University Press
CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth. Where should you focus? Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends survey of 2,500+ organizations in 90+ countries reveals 12 critical trends shaping the human capital agenda. A skills gap, high expectations and millennials mark the 21st-century workforce.More

What's next for e-learning?
American author Bruce Barton once noted, "When you're through changing, you're through." This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Attend the April 23 ISPI SkillCast webinar, "The Future of eLearning: Ten Key Shifts to Watch," to make sure your strategy is sustainable over the coming years. Marc Rosenberg, CPT, PhD, will show you how to create e-learning that can evolve.More

Snag an ISPI research priorities stimulus grant: Submit proposals by May 15
ISPI's Research Committee seeks to stimulate empirical inquiry into established research priorities in the field. These priorities reflect the input of three major sources outlined in the Call for Proposals: (1) high-performance organizations, (2) field experts and (3) research-oriented practitioners. Submit a proposal by May 15 to be considered as a grant recipient!More

Top 10 best practices for global human capital management
Oracle Human Capital Management
As globalization continues to rise, organizations looking to increase market share across borders find themselves competing not only for business, but also for talent and sustainable labor costs. CedarCrestone's annual HR Systems Survey has shed light on the 10 HR best practices for global organizations.More

Self-promotion for professionals from countries where bragging is bad
Harvard Business Review
Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to people who are judged by their peers to be overreaching. In the U.S., it's a different story. Personal branding is seen as a positive way to differentiate oneself in the American workplace. But for foreign professionals who grew up with a vastly different set of cultural mores and who now need to succeed in the United States or other contexts where personal branding is important, this can be quite a difficult adjustment.More

Are millennial employees truly different — or just younger?
A lot of people sell books and give presentations suggesting millennial employees, those born between 1976 and 1996, are significantly different from employees born between 1965 and 1975 (Generation X), and radically different from people born during the 20 years before 1965 (baby boomers). But are millennials truly different, or are they just younger?More

Instructional design is 50 percent graphic design
The Training Doctor, LLC
At least 50 percent of instructional design skills are actually graphic design skills. Especially when one considers the design and layout of participants' workbooks or other materials (such as job aids and handouts), quite a bit of the instructional usefulness is dependent on the way the page is laid out.More