Performance Digest
Oct. 27, 2009

Teachers and Trainers are Happiest: Poll
from The Strait Times via Asia One
If you want to be happy at work, become a teacher or work in the service sector. That is the key message that emerges from an online poll of 5,460 working adults conducted by JobsCentral. More

Surfing Change
from Six Sigma and Process Excellence IQ
Occasionally, itís good to step aside from the whitewater of activity inside your Six Sigma projects and take a larger look at change in general. Change has a nasty habit of happening, whether you want it to or not. More

Big Changes Soon for Federal Employees
from The Washington Post
All that's missing is President Obama's signature before long-sought workplace changes affecting current and former federal employees take effect. More

Manufacturing Study Shows New Product Development Is a Strength in New England
from The New England Business Bulletin
Results of a national manufacturing survey, designed to provide data on what successful manufacturers are doing to succeed in a global environment, were released recently, according to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More

Cache Creek Casino Resort Tracks Employee Compliance Training with NetDimensions' EKP
from NetDimensions via Reuters
NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems, announces that Cache Creek Casino Resort, a premier entertainment resort in Northern California, will implement the Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) learning management system (LMS) to facilitate knowledge transfer, staff development and compliance training within the organization. More

Can Main Street Catch Up with Wall Street?
from Business Week
On the one hand, the Dow Jones industrial average once again danced around 10,000 last week. Earnings of Caterpillar, Google, and Apple far exceeded expectations. If U.S. gross domestic product rebounds as expected on Oct. 29 and turns positive for the first time in 15 months, it would confirm that the recession ended in the third quarter, at least statistically. More

Layoffs Hitting Men Hardest
from Daily Camera
Kevin Hunt had a job lined up in Boulder, Colo., even before he graduated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He would be the new product manager for a business called Eclipse. The name foreshadowed what came next. More

U.S. eLearning Market Reaches $16.7 Billion in 2009
from Business Wire via Reuters
The U.S. market for self-paced eLearning will reach $16.7 billion in 2009 according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The U.S. Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis." The demand for online training is growing by 7.4 percent and revenues will reach $23.8 billion by 2014. More