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Cornerstone OnDemand Evolves into Predictive Talent Management
Cornerstone OnDemand recently announced its intent to acquire privately-held Evolv Inc., a machine learning and data science platform. The acquisition is

descriptive learning  leveraging prescriptive rather than descriptive software.   While Workday also offers workforce analytics tools, and while LinkedIn recently acquired Bright and Newsle to use analytics to help employers screen candidates and relevant jobs info, possibly the best comparison to this acquisition is Infor’s acquisition of PeopleAnswers . One should imagine similar arms race moves from Cornerstone’s cloud HCM competitors.

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part Two: Modeling Success with Senior Management and CRM Culture


To maximize the return on investment of a customer relationship management system, a new CRM best practices model should be used. A point-based system, self-assessment model that emphasizes senior management leadership and the need to create a culture consistent with CRM can lead to a deployment strategy that is correlated with success. An interactive version of this assessment is included with this article.

descriptive learning  difficult to be completely descriptive in terms of all the subtleties and details associated with this process; therefore, by placing the large number of points on results one does not have to account for this level of detail. A summary of the point system is as follows: Policy and Strategy 50 points Employees 100 points Customers 100 points Partners 50 points Process 100 points Results 300 points (Financial 90 + Employees 50 + Customer 120 + Partner 40) Leadership 100 points Program Management 100 Read More

Predictive Analytics; the Future of Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is evolving as it grows in popularity. Within BI, there is a shift from traditional analytics to predictive analytics, and predictive analytics is emerging as a distinct new software sector.

descriptive learning  suite of predictive and descriptive modeling engines that create analytic models. It places the latest data mining technology within reach of business decision makers and data mining professionals. The key components of KXEN are robust regression, smart segmenter, time series, association rules, support vector machine, consistent coder, sequence coder, model export, and event log. One can embed the KXEN data mining tool into existing enterprise applications and business processes. No advanced technical Read More

Advanced Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software


When part of an enterprise software environment, business modeler software can reduce training costs, prevent errors, and minimize non-value added work. And if properly integrated, it can be both a tool for senior management and for hands-on system users.

descriptive learning  things and puts that descriptive data in a common repository. Whether you are filling in for an associate who is away and have to learn a new functional area of the company or are training a new hire, your process information is standardized, accessible, and packaged for easy learning. Business modeler software also facilitates process change management and improvement because it contains a history of how things have been done in the past and the reasons for adopting new processes over time. This history Read More

How Missing Metadata Affects Text Optimization


When portable document format (PDF) documents are used for medical records, insurance policies, judicial statements—or anywhere that timely and efficient processing of documents is required— inaccurate or illegible characters are unacceptable. Learn how missing or incorrect metadata affects onscreen text rendering in PDF files, and find out how to minimize or prevent the effects of missing metadata.

descriptive learning  its corresponding positional and descriptive metadata is sufficient to enable the viewer to compensate by substituting the font. If a matching font is found on the system, the viewer proceeds to use the services of a font engine (such as GDI, FreeType, or commercial library) to render the final output to the screen. But what if the system fonts are not found or the viewer is not supplied with its own standard list of replacement fonts? The viewer will have to select the closest font replacement instead Read More

Learning Management Suite (LMS)


These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.

descriptive learning  Management Suite (LMS) These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual Read More

The Art of Learning


There was a time when school was the place for learning. Thirty-five years ago—when I was a young girl—children went to schools where the curriculum included such basic subjects as mathematics, reading, writing, and music and the forums available to us consisted of text books, encyclopedias, and newspapers. The global introduction to the personal computer (PC)—as early as the mid 1980’s—gave us

descriptive learning  Art of Learning There was a time when school was the place for learning. Thirty-five years ago—when I was a young girl—children went to schools where the curriculum included such basic subjects as mathematics, reading, writing, and music and the forums available to us consisted of text books, encyclopedias, and newspapers. The global introduction to the personal computer (PC)—as early as the mid 1980’s—gave us a whole new way of learning. Educational study suddenly stretched far beyond the Read More

An Introduction to E-learning and Learning Management Systems (LMS)


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descriptive learning  Introduction to E-learning and Learning Management Systems (LMS) Not so long ago (or, back in the early ’90s, when I was a first-year college student) there were two ways to get a post-secondary education: by attending classes at a university or college with hundreds of other coffee-stoked students, or by signing up for what used to be called “distance” learning (or even before that, “by correspondence,” as though courses consisted of a series of letters exchanged between the student and the Read More

The Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution


Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements.

descriptive learning  Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements. Read More

Best Practices: Five Ways Learning Managers Can Make a Strategic Contribution


In today’s business world, skill shortages are seen as a huge threat to business expansion. So your organization needs to be fill those gaps—and fast. But what happens when finding that talent just isn’t possible. This white paper discusses five ways you can make learning an integral solution to filling those skill gaps within your company.

descriptive learning  Practices: Five Ways Learning Managers Can Make a Strategic Contribution In today’s business world, skill shortages are seen as a huge threat to business expansion. So your organization needs to be fill those gaps—and fast. But what happens when finding that talent just isn’t possible. This white paper discusses five ways you can make learning an integral solution to filling those skill gaps within your company. Read More

Improving Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth


Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 months.

descriptive learning  Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 mo Read More

Training for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both


Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the implementation of such programs as simple as it seems?

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Talking to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Reflexis Systems, whose task execution solutions have helped over 110 retailers and their suppliers worldwide execute their strategies and increase profits. The article analyzed Reflexis’ genesis and evolution from a task management specialist to an integrated retail workforce management (WFM) platform provider. Reflexis’ Retail

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5 Tips To Effective Mobile Learning


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Learning and Development: Aligning Workforce with Business Objectives


For companies that seek to align their workforces with business objectives and turn human capital into a competitive advantage, learning and development will be a critical enabler. Best-in-class companies are more than twice as likely as laggard companies to have a learning and development strategy that’s integrated with overall strategy. Find out how you can avoid lagging and become more like the best-in-class companies.

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