The Evolution of Social Learning: Challenges in Leveraging Collaboration & Technology

Social media has become a fixture in our lives. Look no further than 1 billion Facebook users, 175 million professionals on LinkedIn and 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube each minute.  So how can Chief Learning Officers harness the collaborative nature of these platforms? The key is to match the tool with the challenge at hand.


STATE OF THE INDUSTRY STUDY: A Pulse on Social Learning

During the last two years we have seen how knowledge management and leadership development via learning are being incorporated more frequently as strategies to increase organizational agility. Additionally, learning organizations that act as strategic enablers for the business are more focused on connecting people to people and content through knowledge management and social technology.              



Request Proposal for a Cloud-based Learning Management System

Saba has created a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) template to help you evaluate learning management systems and greatly simplify creating your next RFP.

This document provides a step-by-step guide to help you compare features and functionality, including the following evaluation criteria:

~Functional requirements


~Architecture & system requirements

~Pricing, terms, and conditions

~Quality assurance


~Implementation services

~Training References


Replacing Your LMS?

Most organizations look forward to a learning technology transition with a mixture of dread and optimism. It is often a great opportunity to increase learning capabilities, and create a better learning environment. But, organizations also question if they can make a solid business case for the change. Will the transition impact business processes or mission critical learning needs? Will the new technology create governing challenges or highlight gaps in data structures?


What Your Peers Are Doing to Prime Their Human Resources and Financial Systems for Growth and Change

Businesses facing growth and change require systems that evolve with them. The fact is, traditional software is simply too rigid to keep pace. Your savvy peers are transforming their systems to run in the cloud. Read the whitepaper to learn how you can, too, and benefit long into the future.


Simplify HR to Drive Performance

Global organizations must be responsive to market realities to drive performance, whether those realities are new government regulations, healthcare reform, business model shifts, or industry upswings and downturns. Read the whitepaper to learn how Workday customers are taking steps to proactively prepare for these inevitabilities.


Delivering Value to the Business

Why is it so difficult for HR to demonstrate how it affects business growth and profitability? Find out in this whitepaper, written by Leighanne Levensaler, Workday vice president of Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy. Levensaler discusses the problems with current HR systems and the ways they are holding you back.


The Ultimate Guide to Onboarding 

Everything you need to know about transforming new hires into engaged employees. A consistent Onboarding process rapidly engages and connects new hires to the life of the organization. That engagement leads to employee commitment. And commitment leads to accomplishment. Explore:


     *   Onboarding basics

     *   Essential components of the process

     *   Ways to measure return-on-investment (ROI)


[Guidebook] 5 Best Practices for Identifying Potential Leaders

Invest now to ensure future success

High potentials represent a critical investment of time and resources—they are your organization’s future strategic leaders. Download our guide to transform your high potential program into a strategic source of competitive differentiation.




·       The 4 absolutes for identifying potential leaders.

·       What every talent professional needs to know to get high potential programs right.


Leadership Tips for Attracting, Engaging, Retaining

For the first time in modern history, workplace demographics now span four generations. Understanding the unique social influences that have shaped the behaviors of each is instrumental in creating productive work teams. And when managed effectively, their strengths, perspectives, and experiences can bring synergy in the workplace.


Download this white paper for best practices on how to better understand and effectively manage a multi-generational workforce.


10 Principles for Building an Effective Human Capital Plan

Almost every business leader says that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it.


If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused actions that can ensure goal achievement and business success. It allows companies to assess, plan for, and respond proactively to their human capital challenges and needs.



5 Way to Manage the Rising Costs of Benefits

A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you as opposed to a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain, and motivate talented people gets harder all the time.



Language Means Business: Customer Service

People say that business is all about relationships, but the truth is that business is really all about communication. Communication is key to virtually every aspect of business—especially when it comes to dealing with customers. At the most fundamental level, gaining and retaining customers can’t happen without great communication. This is even more true in the era of globalization. Read this white paper to learn about how as geographic borders become porous and the world flattens, effective communication with customers across the globe becomes essential to success.


Investing in English Language Learning

Take advantage of this well-kept business secret. 77% of organizations surveyed in a January 2014 study by global consultancy Illuminas estimated that English Language Learning increases profitability by 25%. Check out this new infographic for a clear picture of ELL’s impact on organizational performance—and take away some key considerations for your own ELL implementation.


Human Capital Insights: Learning & Development (August 2014)

After a decade of service in the United States Air Force, Dr. Salvatore Falletta skillfully leveraged his knowledge and expertise to help shape future leaders and high-impact talent of Fortune 500 companies such as Intel, Nortel Networks and Sun Microsystems. American Public University talks with Dr. Falletta, EVP and managing director for the Organizational Intelligence Institute, about effective leadership styles, talent e


[Guidebook] Strategic Talent Acquisition Tied to Your Bottom Line

Change the perception of talent acquisition

In this guide you will learn about the strategic importance of the 4 fundamental talent acquisition processes: competency management, pre-employment testing, interviewing, and onboarding and how each plays a role in engaging candidates who’ll continue to enhance your business.




- 4 talent acquisition processes tied to your bottom line.

- Tips for creating a new, more strategic talent acquisition paradigm.


[Guidebook] Global Talent Management: 6 Keys to Unlocking Success

Plan for program success

Global talent management is much more than simply a local program on a larger scale. Every organization with global aspirations needs a global talent management strategy for three of the most common challenges: global leadership/development, succession management, and talent acquisition.




- The top global talent challenges organizations face.

- Six critical success factors that will ensure your program delivers results.

- Three secrets to a successful global implementation.


The Ultimate Buyers Guide to Integrated Talent Management

New HR solutions and technologies create greater challenges for talent management at every turn. They also create even more opportunities. When it comes to making a technology decision for your organization, you have a clear opportunity to lead and steer a successful outcome for your team and your organization. The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Integrated Talent Management has everything you need to lead a successful search for integrated talent management solutions.


Aberdeen Market Alert-Enabling New-Hire Success: SuccessFactors Takes Onboarding to the Next Level

Enabling New Hire Success: SuccessFactors Takes Onboarding to the Next Level


Employer Branding – Five tips to make your career site your #1 recruiting asset

Competition for talent is fierce, and employer branding – or communicating why your company is a great place to work – is becoming a more sophisticated and more critical part of a recruiting strategy. While you communicate an employer brand in many ways, it's most important on the corporate career site, where you have the opportunity to convert people you've touched through other channels into potential future employees. Read on to discover five best practices that can help make your career site your # 1 recruiting asset.


Best Practices: Social Recruiting – Five Tips to Improve Efficiency and Get Better Results

Social recruiting is just one aspect of a multi-channel recruiting strategy, but it’s one you can’t afford to overlook. With more than a billion users on Facebook and 200 million on LinkedIn, social networks are a great way to diversify your recruiting strategy and take advantage of social communities. But social recruiting is more than just having a Facebook page or tweeting job postings. Done well, social recruiting can increase your reach, improve the quality of your hires, and reduce your sourcing costs.


IDC MarketScape -Worldwide Recruiting 2013 Vendor Analysis

Download the Talent Management report to learn why SuccessFactors was named a leader again this year. This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the recruiting management market through the IDC MarketScape model.


White paper: Onboarding – The Power of Connection

Onboarding is the key to getting new employees up and running both quickly and smoothly. This paper discusses how organizations that leverage the power of connection during onboarding experience enhanced new employee performance, higher job attitudes such as satisfaction and commitment, and decreased turnover.


Special Report: Employee Engagement (June 2014)

Big Data or No Data: Can Wellness Boost Engagement?


Wellness programs have been touted as a partial solution for employers looking to manage increasing health care costs. But is hands-on health boosting productivity and engagement? The answer comes down to companies’ ability to collect and measure the right data.


Delivering Value

Why is it so difficult for HR to demonstrate how it affects business growth and profitability? Find out in this whitepaper, written by Leighanne Levensaler, Workday vice president of Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy. Levensaler discusses the problems with current HR systems and the ways they are holding you back.



Human Capital Insights: E-Learning (May 2014)

In the last few years, corporate and nonprofit industries have begun to experience a transformational shift in culture expectations and attitudes of their emerging professionals. There is increasing demand for workplaces that equally value and focus on people, planet and profits and for leaders who understand that everything is connected. We speak with Tatiana Sehring, director of corporate and strategic relationships at American Public University, about her thoughts on these trends that are supporting this workplace transformation.


English Language Learning: A new path to profitability

Did you know 77% of organizations surveyed in a January 2014 study by global consultancy Illuminas estimated that English language learning increases profitability by 25%? Read this new white paper to understand ELL’s impact on organizational performance—and take away some key considerations for your own ELL implementation.


Special Report: Social Learning (April 2014)

Who Controls Your Social Learning?


Learning leaders can try to control their employees’ social interactions to minimize the spread of misinformation and to discourage complaints, but it could impair the medium’s effectiveness.


Special Report: Talent Acquisition (March 2014)

Companies are using workforce analytics to find better candidates, cut costs and stamp out inefficiencies.


Human Capital Insights: Performance Management (March 2014)

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