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July 5, 2011
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Client and Partner Enablement: Tips for Effectively Driving Business Growth
In today's competitive environment, training programs don't stop with your internal employee base.
Clients and channel partners now expect their vendors to provide easy and quick access to education and a higher level of support that will solidify the business relationship, strengthen mutual business growth and develop trust and loyalty. Download Cornerstone OnDemand's white paper, "The Extended Enterprise: Using New Technologies to Extend Your Network, Enable Collaboration and Drive Revenue," now and find out how.
• Four Questions...
For Liviu Dedes, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness & Development, North American Food Hospitality and Facility Services. Learn more »

• Power Panel from IBM, Socialtext, FunnelBrain, and Yahoo! Games Keynote at Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo
Ever wonder what would happen if you asked social networking and games executives to re-design enterprise learning? We task this power panel of CEO's and senior executives from these communities, as well as the world of education to tell us how they would do it. Learn More »

Latest News

• Google Revamps Its Search Mechanisms
Two of Google's biggest new developments are on the desktop. Android-style Voice Search is headed to Chrome (with support for English only, initially), and it will be joined by a new Search by Image feature (also available in Chrome, or Firefox with an extension)... >>

• Current H.R. Market is ‘Fluid'
The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (I.H.R.I.M.) says that the human resources market is as fluid as it's ever been... >>


Deals

• The Multi-Lingual Benefit
The I.R.U. Academy based in Geneva, Switzerland offers a portfolio of training programs to road transport professionals around the world through its global network of Accredited Training Institutes (A.T.I.s)... >>

• Blackboard Price: $1.64 Billion
Blackboard, a major LMS provider, accepted a $45-a-share cash takeover bid from a group led by Providence Equity Partners. The deal is worth $1.64 billion, plus the assumption of about $130 million in net debt... >>

New Products

• TOOLS: Authoring Tool is Full-Featured
Zenler Studio Pro (Z.S.P.) is a full featured e-learning authoring tool that, for the first time, liberates PowerPoint users with integrated game based e-learning tools... >>

• TOOLS: New HD Video Chat Service
Social video chat has now officially gone live across every major platform as ooVoo today announced the availability of its free video chat service on the iOS platform for iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads... >>


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Strategic H.R. Means Higher Productivity, Lower Turnover
U.S. organizations are starting to reinvest in human resources (H.R.) services and staffing following the economic downturn of the past three years, according to findings included in Bersin & Associates' "The HR Factbook 2011: Executive Summary."

Organizations on average spent 1.4 percent more on H.R. programs, services and systems in 2011 than in 2010, with $1,218 spent per employee, according to the March 2011 study, the first of its kind from Bersin & Associates. Some of these funds went to hire additional staff, as H.R. headcount increased an average of 1.8 percent this year. Most organizations focused investments on core services such as compensation, benefits, payroll and employee relations, which accounted for about 60 cents of every H.R. dollar.

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TABLE OF CONTENT
• Client and Partner Enablement: Tips for Effectively Driving Business Growth
• Four Questions...
• Power Panel from IBM, Socialtext, FunnelBrain, and Yahoo! Games Keynote at Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo
• Google Revamps Its Search Mechanisms
• Current H.R. Market is ‘Fluid'Latest
• TOOLS: Authoring Tool is Full-Featured
• TOOLS: New HD Video Chat Service
• The Multi-Lingual Benefit
• Strategic H.R. Means Higher Productivity, Lower Turnover

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