Blog Archive - prior to Nov 2018



Beyond Compliance: Cultivating Engagement in Workplace Learning

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Dan Pink , author of New York Times bestseller Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, explains that when it comes to motivation, “there's a mismatch between what science knows and what business does.” http://www.danpink.com/books/drive/ This was never truer than in the realm of learning services and professional development. Companies must bridge the gap between science and business by empowering their people to succeed in a landscape that requires increasingly higher cognitive skills. 

Pink's work examines the inadequacy of so-called “carrot and stick” models of motivation in business. Offering rewards as an incentive to boost productivity simply doesn’t work; in fact, studies show monetary incentives may diminish productivity and hinder creativity. His TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation on the topic has been viewed more than 17 million times and his book has become a seminal piece in studying what fuels human behavior.

Saba Software to Acquire Halogen Software

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The combination of Saba and Halogen, expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, will extend Saba’s position as a leading provider of end-to-end SaaS Talent Management solutions. Combined,Saba and Halogen will serve more than 4,000 customers worldwide, and together, increase value to the customers they serve with the strength, size and scale to deliver rapid innovations in talent management.

The combination of these two market leaders is expected to bring together learning and performance in a way not yet realised in the market.

In combination with Saba’s robust learning, social and engagement capabilities, Halogen’s solutions and expertise in performance management will allow Saba to further accelerate talent innovation. Their combined solutions will enable organisations around the world to transform the employee experience and embrace new workplace dynamics through best-in-market innovations in learning, engagement, and performance.

ICBA Business Summit 2016 – Deepening Connections

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Strengthening Links between Ireland and Canada - Business Summit In Iveagh House, with guest speaker Jean Charest, Former Quebec Premier Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. The annual one day conference bought together the entire Ireland Canada business network. 


There was the opportunity to hear business leaders and policy makers discuss the key issues and opportunities facing Irish Companies working in and for those going into the Canadian Market. The provinces of Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, B.C. and Alberta will be strongly represented. The summit was at a critical moment for Ireland Canada trade, post Brexit referendum and before the finalization of CETA. The ideas and action items emanating from the conference will influence the infrastructure and scope of further trade and investment. Conversely Canadian business will detail their experiences of operating in Ireland.

SureSkills Learning Services In Video

Helping the world’s leading organisations drive growth, efficiency & high performance through learning.

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At SureSkills, we know delivering sustained high performance in an ever more complex environment of proliferating information, products and services is essential for long term success. Organizations in every industry are looking for new ways to achieve growth and competitive differentiation by attracting, developing and retaining the best people.


We believe that learning has the power to propel your organisation to new levels of success. Every day, we help organisations deliver growth, efficiency, and high performance by empowering workforces through innovative education and enablement programs. 

Xyleme expands global partnerships with content developers

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Xyleme, the modern Learning Content Management System (LCMS), is used by organizations worldwide to accelerate content development and delivery for today’s fast-paced business environment and mobile workforce. Many of these organizations look for external partners with skills to augment their own internal resources. 


Mark Hellinger, CEO of Xyleme comments: “The impetus for growing our partner channel has been multi-fold. With the release of Xy5 (Xyleme 5) earlier this year, we are being approached by strategy consultants, technology integrators, and content development firms. The need for managed content services is growing just about as fast as the need for flexible, searchable and measurable content. Xyleme is at the forefront of these trends and is very responsive to the needs of our customers.

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