Performance Digest
August 4, 2009

Tackling Poor Performance Means Getting the Process Right
from The New Zealand Herald
The Senate is expected to begin deliberations soon on the nomination of federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. More

Senate to Begin Final Sotomayor Debate
from CNN
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

Don't Keep Up With Social Technology
from Harvard Business Publishing
This year it's Twitter. Last year it was Facebook. The year before it was Second Life. Zoom down from the technologies making headlines and you'll find a much longer list of must-join networks and must-have tools: the iPhone. Delicious. Cloud storage. Digg. LinkedIn. Kindle. More

Senate Panel Discusses Insurer Oversight, Federal Office
from Business Insurance
The idea that some financial institutions are too big to be allowed to fail should be rejected “entirely,” the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee recently said. More

What to Do When Process Improvement Hits a Wall
from IT Business Edge
You can automate your organization to enhanced efficiency, but only to a point. A belief that process automation can solve everything has resulted in business process improvement process hitting a wall, writes David Mitchell, CEO of business process management software provider Global 360 in a piece on CIO Today. More

General Motors Shakes Up HR Leadership
from Workforce Management
GM’s appointment of a new human resources chief comes just weeks after the automaker emerged from a structured Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the goal of overhauling the company’s bureaucratic and bloated corporate culture, especially within its executive ranks. More

Workers 'Sucking Up' is Bad for Business, Say Experts
from Canada.com
If there's a bit more false flattery and loud enthusiasm at the office than usual, don't be surprised.. 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 organization’s 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