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2014-04-16 23:08:50

Provides Employers and Educators with Roadmap for Training Qualified Workforce Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) today outlined a new National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Industry Trainers that provides practical guidance for businesses, educators, trainers and job seekers for working within the Electricity Industry. The standard will help to unify the Canadian electrical and renewable energy sector by identifying the skills, knowledge...

2014-04-05 23:02:06

Sets New Standard for Increasing Employee Career Engagement and Morale Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 TalentGuard, a provider of leading Enterprise 2.0 cloud-based talent management software, today announced in the newest release of CareerPath by TalentGuard, the first employee career development solution that intelligently and automatically builds custom career paths based on employee skills and interests. The software creates a personalized interactive career development plan that...

2014-04-04 23:40:40

Deloitte: 77% of companies don’t have the skills to fix employee engagement. Guelph, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 As almost 80% of companies worldwide struggle to engage and retain their employees, Guelph, Ontario-based HR training and consulting firm Juice Inc. is expanding its Canadian operations to the United States. With this strategic business move, Juice adds a refreshing new voice to an ongoing global movement calling for a more “humanized” workplace: one that...

2014-04-04 23:35:14

Keynote Speakers Include Arianna Huffington, GEN (ret.) Stan McChrystal, and Kevin Carroll Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The American Society for Training & Development announces its International Conference & Exposition will be held May 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This is the premier gathering of training and development professionals and regularly attracts more than 9,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. T&D...

2014-04-01 23:02:04

Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training employees, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively...

2014-03-31 08:33:12

Bluedrop Learning Networks Delivers Needed Skills for Workplace Success; Announces Selection of Advisory Committee Co-Chair ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluedrop Learning Networks today announced its Workplace Essential Skills Program, a comprehensive skills development program designed to support job seekers and current employees of small and medium businesses. The program is built on Bluedrop's unique Learning Network platform to deliver targeted on-demand...

2014-03-25 23:25:53

TTI Success Insights' ASTD international conference booth to provide training, development professionals with state-of-the-art tools. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 What if a company’s employee training programs were molded from the precise skills each and every individual needed to develop? As a trainer, what could be accomplished with robust human analytics for each team member, detailing areas for development and strengths? Those scenarios are now possible given the...

2014-03-18 23:05:05

WestNet Learning a leading provider of Managed Learning Services and hosted learning, announced today it will be providing free access to its skill gap assessment in foundational technologies for organizations to assess their employee skill base. The most recent analysis of over 3000 technology individuals, found that a very small percentage actually possess the critical skills needed to understand the underlying technologies that communication products rely on. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014...

2014-03-18 16:23:52

MANCHESTER, N.H., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of 400 employers by the nonprofit College for America reveals a strong preference for developing existing employees into management roles rather than hiring new employees - but the lack of promotable skills is a major hurdle. The research was performed by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research from Dec 6 - 16, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/CL85633-INFO RESULTS & INFOGRAPHIC:...

2014-03-06 04:23:05

Leading Companies Make Commitments to Help Reskill Workers CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that, on average, a company loses more than $14,000 for every job that stays vacant for three months or longer? That one in six companies loses $25,000 or more?* Considering the fact that more than half (54 percent) of employers currently have open positions for which they can't find qualified candidates - and 35 percent of all employers have positions that stay open for 12 weeks or...