6 January 2014

if people can’t learn the way we teach maybe we should teach the way people learn

The rapid digitization of the education industry and the emergence of cognitive systems is already happening in parallel. Over the next five years, the two concepts will link, and personalized classrooms will motivate and engage learners at all levels: from a kindergartener studying the alphabet to a physics PhD candidate studying the finer points of […]

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23 December 2013

Tis the season – Self assessment and the art of self promotion

Tis the season, in the next few weeks many organizations ask their employees to complete annual assessments. I know that there are many schools of thought on the ‘annual assessment’ and it is not my intent to open up a discussion on how annual performance reviews should be abolished in favor of a continuous improvement […]

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6 December 2013

A Good Map Makes All the Difference

No two people will embark on the same career journey. Take a moment and ask yourself: How do my current skills match the needs of the marketplace? Does my toolkit need some new skills? Do I need to propel myself beyond my current skill level to become more advanced in some technologies? IBM Training Paths […]

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27 November 2013

The Flipped Classroom: Darling or Dud?

Have you heard of the flipped classroom? It’s a new way of teaching students that some say, is the wave of the future. In a traditional classroom, the teacher lectures and instructs during the day and students take home assignments where they put what they’ve learned to the test. A flipped classroom is the exact […]

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27 November 2013

Four NEW ways to approach the “training talk” with your boss

Great article from Global Knowledge on Four NEW ways to approach the “training talk” with your boss Organizations worldwide are now more than ever acknowledging the value of employee education. However, despite the prevalence of training initiatives in the global marketplace, it can often seem like a long road from acknowledgement to action. For that […]

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26 November 2013

Prepare for success with a comprehensive training plan

Investing in employee training is a smart business decision. According to a recent study(1), benefits include: 22% faster rollouts of products and processes 16% increase in customer satisfaction 9% increase in staff retention IBM Global Training Provider (GTP) advisors can help create a training plan for an individual, a department or company. Follow these steps […]

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25 November 2013

Validate your expertise with IBM Professional Certification

IBM Professional Certification is a powerful, objective credential that validates your expertise in IBM products, solutions and technologies. In today’s competitive job market, earning your certification helps you stand out from other IT professionals. Certified IT professionals report high job satisfaction According to a 2013 survey from Prometric and Edge Research(1), 86 percent of certified […]

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23 November 2013

Dr. Who and IBM Training

If you could take the Tardis and travel back in time to 1963, what would television look like to the viewer, we look at these episodes today and see rickety sets and special effects that were not so special. But travelling back in time would allow you to see this from the perspective of the […]

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21 November 2013

The Social Business – Build It and They Will Come…NOT!

Build it and they will come.That was the mysterious whisper Kevin Costner heard repeatedly in the movie, Field of Dreams. In his case, it was true. His character built a baseball field on his farm and ghosts of baseball past came to play. Easy, right? In real life-not so much. As a digital marketer, I […]

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21 November 2013

Skills Development: The Real Return on Investment for Business Leaders

by Richard Kennealy, Director, IBM Global Skills Initiative I was recently asked, “How do you measure the real benefits and return on investment (ROI) that training brings to lines of business such as sales, customer service and product development?” One way is to compare organizations that provide training with companies that do not. In a […]

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11 November 2013

Why Two Out of Three of Your New Hires Are Considering Leaving and What You Can Do About It

Training and Tenure: Why Two Out of Three of Your New Hires Are Considering Leaving and What You Can Do About It It’s easy to assume that new hires are smitten with their organization and have no intention to leave. But based on research from our annual WorkTrends™ survey of more than 33,000 employees in […]

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11 November 2013

Why Build a Skills Program infographic

Source: QuestionE8-What are the most important external forces that will impact the enterprise over the next 3 to 5 years?; n=4,009 – IBM C-Suite Study Source: QuestionE8-What are the most important external forces that will impact the enterprise over the next 3 to 5 years?; n=4,009 – IBM C-Suite Surveys 2004 – 2013

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21 October 2013

The Social Imperative in Workforce Skills Development

Today’s hyper-connected world fundamentally changes how people engage with each other. Digital, social and mobile spheres are quickly converging – connecting customers, employees and partners to organizations and to each other. As a result, employees are beginning to be empowered as part of open, less rigidly controlled organizations.i The demographics of the workforce are also […]

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4 October 2013

Think Big. Win Big. Get the Skills

Big Data & Analytics is transforming our world. With Information On Demand 2013 next month you can learn how you can take advantage of IBM’s unparalleled expertise to deliver game-changing results. At this conference you will be able to dive deeply into the subjects that matter most to your business. Hear from a variety of […]

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30 September 2013

Are you ready for the Exceptional Digital Experience journey?

  Are you ready for the Exceptional Digital Experience journey? In July, IBM announced the next in a series of innovations that deliver an exceptional digital experience, including new capabilities in analytics, mobile, rich media and social. These capabilities enhance an organization’s ability to quickly and intuitively build relationships for better business outcomes. Introducing IBM […]

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