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April 2014

Dear Readers,

We're excited to announce the inaugural event in our Webinar Wednesday series. The free webinar will feature Kevin Sheridan, a renowned human resources consultant and author of the best-selling book, "Building a Magnetic Culture." The webinar is set for Wednesday May 7 at 11 am PST/2 pm EST.

Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Kevin's webinar will focus on real-world solutions for attracting talented employees to your workplace, how to empower them and how to sustain an environment where they're likely to stay. His advice is based on 30 years of helping companies break down detrimental processes and rebuild cultures that foster productive engagement. For more information or to register for the webinar, click here.

     Dave Zielinski, Editor

When Training Gets Into Trouble

By Marc Rosenberg

"Training is good. Give us money.Ē This is how the training director of a large bank characterized his departmentís request for money from the companyís president. They didnít get any. The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield always complained about not getting any respect.
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Simulating Silicon Valley

By Jeanne Harris

If youíre a HR manager working outside the Silicon Valley, you may look upon the area with a mixture of envy and suspicion. Envy, because of the range of successful high-tech companies that dot the landscape. Suspicion, because the region is populated by 20-somethings who often make their own rules and canít be corralled in the workplace.
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Reviews of 5 Lesser-Known E-Learning Tools

By Joe Ganci

Here is a list of the top five lesser-known e-learning tools that readers said they wanted to know more about. For four of these tools, Iíve provided a short review of the features and a bar graph showing my rating of the toolís power and ease of use.
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Gamification: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Karl Kapp

There once was a myth that the world was flat. However, through research and discovery, the scientific community proved the world is spherical. The focus for learning leaders is similar in that they too must be able to separate fact from myth to determine which tools are effective and which are just trendy.
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Diversity Through Compliance versus Culture

By Christopher J. Metzler

There has been ongoing criticism from diversity professionals and business leaders alike that diversity is less about business and more about compliance. I join those criticizing the state of the profession because diversity professionals have not made the case that the functions they perform have a measurable impact on the bottom line.
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