ISPI Performance Digest
Aug. 30, 2011

Will virtual learning kill in-person training?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Technological advances in online employee training will make most in-person classroom learning a thing of the past. Pro or con?More

An engine for growth
Chief Learning Officer
Susan Burnett has made learning a vehicle for business transformation at Yahoo, developing leaders and helping the company weather layoffs.More

Bringing Performance Improvement Techniques to Your Managers and Supervisors
International Society for Performance Improvement
Every day, managers and supervisors observe the performance level of their work groups and compare it to a desired level of performance, such as a work standard or goal. They lack a systematic and systemic approach to analyzing performance gaps and their underlying causes before selecting their solutions. Join ISPI to put yourself in a better position to bring models, tools and performance improvement techniques to your managers and supervisors. More

Report: 7 in 10 managers feel too busy to focus on learning and development
HR Review
Seven out of 10 learning and development teams are too busy firefighting their day-to-day challenges to focus on the strategic talent and learning issues in their organizations, according to a survey by KnowledgePool, a managed learning company in the U.K.More

The business case for building a leadership pipeline
HRM Today
Guilherme Dias, director of Strategic Talent Management at Pitney Bowes, presented several challenges and solutions to staff development during a recent conference in Canada. This summary shares his insights.More

Thai hotel invests in people to grow business in Dubai
Emirates Week
The Dusit Thani Dubai is the first hotel in the Dusit International group and in the region to gain recognition by IIP, gaining The Standard certificate. This was achieved by working toward a number of standards set by IIP to ensure all people management and development activities in the hotel were aligned with business goals and targets. The hotel is following the Dusit International corporate HR objectives to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining talent through four guiding principles: happiness, identity, engagement and development.More (finally) launches
After many setbacks and delays the federal government's long-anticipated online transparency dashboard,, finally launched on Aug. 25. The website, which is being maintained by the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as a central information repository for all federal spending.More

Decision science: Measuring and valuing training investments
Human Resources iQ
What if there was a powerful argument, substantiated by years of research, that senior-level training executives could use to persuade other senior managers to invest more in training? Dr. Laurie Bassi has been researching the correlation between training and development expenditures and shareholder value. What do her findings show?More

Change management vs. change leadership: When do you make the leap?
Change management and change leadership each play a role in business, but it's important to understand when it's time to make the shift from one to the other.More

Why you should be tracking movements
As organizations place more emphasis on getting the most out of their talent, the need for robust human capital analytics continues to grow in importance.More