ISPI Performance Digest
Oct. 11, 2011

Social networking: The future of employee engagement
HRM Asia
The use of social media has spread like wildfire in the corporate world. More than 75 percent of companies globally use social media networking for business, a recent survey by the Proskauer International Labor & Employment Group revealed.More

Innovations and best practices in e-learning
Training
The first thing you want to ask yourself when considering, implementing or switching to a new learning management system is: Will it be easy to use?More

What are cost reductions costing you?
Hotel News Now
The combination of leaner staffs and rebounding demand is putting a strain on operations in the hotel industry. J.D. Power and Associates dissects the results of a guest satisfaction study to offer a business analysis.More

Talent management lessons from Apple: A case study of the world's most valuable firm
ERE
The final installment of a four-part case study on talent management at Apple spotlights development practices, the role of management and inspirational leadership.
Related article: 6 lessons we could learn from Steve Jobs (BNET)More

An integrated approach to deploying performance improvement
Becker's Hospital Review
As it relates to performance improvement, the term deployment has come to mean different things to different people. Regardless of how it is defined, it is widely accepted that, as with any organizational change effort, a plan is essential.More

The 'imagination' economy: Leaders view creativity as key
Bulldog Reporter
The first annual C-Factors Index survey by MDC Partners and Allison & Partners has shown creativity to be one of the most influential forces driving business, culture and communications.More

Measuring training by focusing on business results, alignment
Human Resources iQ
Investment in training often is seen as money well spent. But boosting employee skills means little unless there is evidence of how this is affecting the bottom line.More

How ProPhase Labs made product improvement a team effort
Smart Business
When Ted Karkus became the chairman and CEO of ProPhase Labs Inc. in 2009, he knew he had a flagship product that could carry the company. Cold-EEZE lozenges had been the face of the company for 15 years, but with several consecutive years of declining revenue, Karkus knew changes were in order. How did he get everyone in the company on board with the process?More

Managing generation gaps
Smart Business
The hiring and retention of employees is becoming increasingly difficult. A few years ago employers were calling attorneys asking how to get rid of misbehaving employees, but now they are calling to ask how to keep them. And they're discovering that what works for baby boom staff almost has an opposite effect on millennials.More