Performance Digest
July 28, 2009

Consultants: UNC Spends too Much on Administrators
from WRAL-TV
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been spending more on administrative costs than academic expenses in recent years, a global consultant group said in a recent report. More

This is not Your Father's HR
from BusinessWeek via MSNBC
Human Resources is no longer about hiring, firing, and managing benefits. Top companies are realizing that a holistic approach to what has come to be called "talent management" -- one that aligns a company's goals with succession planning and employee career objectives - can produce big cost savings. More

Change is Painful, Difficult, a Bother and a Necessity
from Reliable Plant
This article will cover the element of Change from the VOICE (Vision, Organization, Involvement, Change and Example) model. Great organizations are always implementing planned, structured, progressive change that enables them to grow, evolve, survive and thrive in any type of marketplace. More

Greece Prime Minister: Improvement of the People's Day-to-day Life
from ana-mpa.gr
Prime minister Costas Karamanlis recently visited the KEP (Citizen Service Center) in the southern Athens suburb of Ilioupolis, where he stressed that the KEP network throughout the country provided significant facilitation to the citizens while it was also key to the public administration's conversion to the digital age. More

Training That Starts Before the Job Begins
from Workforce Management
While some organizations struggle with layoffs, or at best freeze their hiring plans, others are hiring in considerable numbers, and want their new workers to be steeped in company culture, processes and community from day one - maybe even sooner. More

Ten Top Issues in Adopting Enterprise Social Computing
from ZD Net
Last week ZDNetís Larry Dignan wrote an insightful post that analyzed the recent report from Charlene Li and the Altimeter Group/Wetpaint about early data that seems to show an intriguing correlation between social media engagement and corporate financial performance. More

E-learning Gives Schools a Different Look
from The Daily Southerner via TMC Net
A technology specialist with Edgecombe County Public Schools in N.C. told the Tarboro Rotary Club Thursday how students can take high school, middle school and even elementary classes online. More

Continuous Improvement - Are You Focusing on the Trivial?
from Industry Week
Over the years, we've seen continuous-improvement programs evolve from manufacturers' shop floors to enterprisewide initiatives in diverse organizations such as the military, medical care, service industries and even government. More

ISPI Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program: The Power of One
from ISPI
ISPI understands the power of professional networking. That is one of the cornerstones of our organizationís history. We want to continue to provide our members with a network of talent and resources that understand Human Performance Technology (HPT) methods, tools, and techniques. That is why we are asking YOU, through The Power of One, to reach out to your network and refer new talent to ISPI. You can introduce your colleagues to all the benefits of ISPI membership including educational and networking opportunities, publications, career development, and so much more while helping to grow Your Society. More