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Aug. 11, 2009
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Nigeria: Bank Deploys E-Learning Portal for Human Capital Development
from All Africa
In its drive for world class standards in service efficiency and delivery, First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB) has successfully deployed a highly revolutionary computer based online integrated training portal designed for the training and manpower development of its human capital. More

High Commitment, High Performance Management
from HBS Working Knowledge
With many companies battered by the economy, commitment from leaders and employees might seem like increasingly precious resources. Yet commitment and performance are essential elements of any successful firm no matter the health of the economy, according to HBS professor Michael Beer. His book High Commitment High Performance: How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage explains why and how to align the two. More

Making Demand Management a Reality in Procurement
from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Simply speaking, demand management is a key lever in the procurement process for reducing costs by managing requirements, controlling demand (e.g., policy that limits who can receive a desktop printer), and distinguishing between "wants" and "needs." So what can an organization do to ensure demand management success? The answer, Censeo Consulting Group believes, lies in integrating change management as a core component of any demand management program. More

U.K. Government Training Fund Runs Out for Plastic Manufacturers
from People Management Magazine
Employers in the plastic manufacturing sector are being left without subsidized training after government funding ran out earlier than expected. More

Job Losses Moderate in July
from The Wall Street Journal
In another hopeful sign that the worst recession in generations is finally easing, the government recently estimated that fewer jobs were lost in July than in any month in nearly a year. More

U.K. Government Publishes Report on Employee Engagement
from IABC
On July 16, 2009, the UK Government published the MacLeod Review “Engaging for Success: enhancing performance through employee engagement” by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke. Commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills the 157-page report examines the basis for engagement, the barriers to engagement and the factors that drive engagement, particularly leadership, engaging managers, employee voice and integrity. More

Nev. State Workers’ Turnover Rate Low While Retiring Employees Surge
from The Nevada Appeal
Actions by Gov. Jim Gibbons and the Nevada Legislature have caused two separate surges in state worker retirements during the past year, while those that remain are sticking to their jobs, leery of new ventures in a down economy. More

Process Improvement Programs Help Firms Realize Results
from Reliable Plant
San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies (CES) Lean Enterprise and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt programs can help organizations streamline processes and services, reduce waste, and focus on achieving measurable results, making them more competitive and profitable in today's business climate. More

Workplace Safety Programs Provide Competitive Edge, Corporate Execs Say
from Risk & Insurance
Employers who strive to create effective workplace health and safety programs can maintain a competitive edge in today's economy, a group of corporate executives said at the American Society of Safety Engineers' 48th annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition. More

India to Host Global Organizational Development Summit 2009
from Risk & Insurance
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad has collaborated with FRED (Foundation of Research & Education Development) to host the 24th annual world conference of the International Organizational Development Association (IODA) head quartered in Europe and the 4th annual Asia OD network. This is for the first time that OD Practioners, Consultants and Academicians from over 32 Countries are coming together to discuss and deliberate on Fusion of Eastern and Western Principles - Creating Sustainable Development through Organizational Development (OD)- the theme of Global OD Summit (GODS),2009. 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

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