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1 December 2021

Future of Work Trends: The Agile Learning Imperative

In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages, and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, socio-economic recovery is far from certain. Organizations and individuals which had […]

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22 March 2021

5 growth engines driving the new jobs towards economic recovery – A summary of the Burning Glass Report, After the Storm

The recession left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. The changes have been so profound that fundamental patterns of how we work, shop, socialize, travel and live have changed forever. If the world is going to have a recovery that not only brings the economy back to where it was but also […]

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12 February 2019

Mainframe Skills: A review

Why talking about Mainframe skills Those following my blog know that I’m covering from time to time mainframe topics. I just think it is an interesting area to keep an eye on. Some key topics I covered in the past were Successful Skills, z Scholarship or  Cobol. So, as I got pinged last week from a client around […]

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6 May 2014

The ROI of Training within your Organization

Continuing the serialization of the IBM Training Paper on the Value of Training we focus this week on the ROI of Training within your Organization, looking at the evidence that best performing companies invest in training and correlating the relationship between the investment in training, project success and meeting stakeholder objectives. We then call out […]

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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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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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