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June 2, 2009
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CIOs and Performance Management: Know Your Metrics Before Cutting Costs
from Government Technology
In the face of mounting economic pressure, many government agencies are looking for ways to reduce their costs. One of the first areas to be affected is usually human resources, since this typically accounts for the lion's share of operational costs. More

Smart Serve Ontario Names New Executive Director
from Earth Times
Smart Serve Ontario, a non-profit organization that provides information about safe alcohol service at work and at home, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Verity Dimock replaces outgoing Executive Director Diane Stefaniak, who is retiring after 13 years with the organization, on June 1. More

Healthcare Industry Labors Mightily, Brings Forth a Mouse
from BNet
Three weeks ago, a coalition of health industry groups reportedly told President Obama they could cut $2 trillion in healthcare spending over 10 years. A few days later, the American Hospital Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans appeared to be backpedaling, saying that cutting the annual spending growth rate by 1.5 percentage points was merely a target. Critics pointed out that it didn’t really matter, since there was no way for the government to ensure that the healthcare industry fulfilled its promise, anyway. More

Indian E-learning Outsourcing on High Value Curve
from The Times of India
The Indian e-learning outsourcing segment is poised for a quantum leap as the players in this space, helped by the latest technology, are targeting high value opportunities likely to come from advanced markets such as the U.K. and the U.S. in the next two years. More

Report: “Meaningless” Teacher Evaluations Need Improvement
from The Gotham Schools
A new report is urging school districts across the country to beef up their methods of evaluating teachers, which the report describes as so slipshod as to be “largely meaningless.” The report, by a nonprofit group that has clashed with teachers unions in the past, describes the poor evaluations as “just one symptom of a larger, more fundamental crisis—the inability of our schools to assess instructional performance accurately or to act on this information in meaningful ways.” More

Tips for Over-40 Workers in Today's Job Market
from The Salt Lake Tribune
Trouble in the job market is bad news for all workers, but those over 40 may be finding these days particularly unnerving because they fear younger employees with smaller paychecks could poach their positions. More

Six Sigma Leadership
from Republica
The world has witnessed a sea-change in recent times fuelled by the global economic cataclysm. The business approaches that worked wonders a few years ago have been swept out of existence today, and so have most of the traditional leadership styles. More

Will Using ROI Metric Lead You to Rags or to Riches?
from Reliable Plant Magazine
It's no secret the business world is slow to change. Sure, it has made the evolution from typewriters to computers for word processing, and from snail mail to e-mail for written communication. But in regard to the core of doing business – from the methods and measurements that are used to the way departments are siloed – many 21st-century companies might as well be stuck in the Stone Age. 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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