Infographic: Who’s Hiring For The Holidays?

Each fall, retailers hire tens of thousands of workers as they staff up to handle Black Friday and the holiday shopping rush. Economists watch those hiring numbers closely as a leading indicator of holiday sales expectations and as a barometer of economic health in general. Here’s a look at the overall hiring picture this holiday

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3 Keys to Becoming a Top Training Designer

Times are tough.  Many of us are personally and professionally disillusioned and disengaged.  Making all of this harder for training and development people is the fact that our own professional development needs often take a back seat in our efforts to serve the needs of our audience. Bottom line: the longer you take your own professional

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How The Military Is Utilizing Online, Interactive Training

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of virtual technology — most of it still in the developmental stage — with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just

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How to Build a Training Organization for a 2.0 World

As training budgets continue to get slashed, training directors are scrambling to keep up with the pace of change while still serving their constituents. Like a lot of folks in business today, they’re being asked to do more with less — but with a cruel twist. The organizational model for training is no longer sustainable. The

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