Saturday, April 26, 2008

Workforce Web: Training and Development

Lead Story
Companies Simulate to Stimulate Learning
By Garry Kranz
Samsung is among a widening circle of organizations using business simulation technologies to help managers meet the challenges that lie ahead.

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* Sales Training Gets the Hard Sell

* Samsung Sells New Product: Ongoing Employee Development

* Talent Management Meets Learning

In the News

Merrill Lynch Joins Pink Slip Parade: 3,000 More Employees Cut
April 17, 2008 4:15 PM PT
The pace of Wall Street layoffs is picking up. Merrill Lynch & Co. said Thursday, April 17, that it would cut an additional 3,000 employees on top of the 1,100 it has already let go this year. >>

Michigan Leads The Nation In Tech Job Loss
April 9, 2008 11:55 AM PT
Michigan lost the most high-tech jobs of any state in the U.S. in 2006, one of just three states to lose tech jobs. Colorado and Delaware also lost tech jobs. >>

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Workforce Management editor John Hollon analyzes and comments on business, management and the art of leading a workforce.

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Distance Education: How Do You Determine the Technology?
A member writes: "Do you have a method or reason for selecting a particular technology for distance learning, i.e. online, video conferencing, interactive satellite TV? I am researching DL technologies for a federal leadership training organization, and they want to have a method of determining the best or most appropriate technology for particular content areas, preferably based on research. There is a LOT of research comparing traditional classroom to distance, but not much comparing different DL technologies. What do you do in your organization?"

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