Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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.
Friday, March 3, 2017
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.
Monday, February 27, 2017
EU GDPR is sure to dominate conversations about data management, privacy and compliance between now and May 2018, so it wasn’t surprising to see a huge turnout at SureSkills’ seminar last week.
An audience of more than 100 business and IT leaders, as well as privacy professionals, gathered at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin to hear from experts in technology, data protection and law discuss the likely impact of GDPR. After five snappy presentations, they came away with solid, actionable advice about how to prepare their organisations for the forthcoming regulation.
Microsoft Ireland’s Head of Legal Rebecca Radloff set the tone for the event by framing GDPR in positive terms. “We very much welcome GDPR. It’s the most robust privacy legislation in the world, and we will be engineering our products to meet these high standards,” she said.
She urged companies to get working towards GDPR as soon as they can, if they haven’t already done do. Organisations should start by understanding and documenting their current processes for handling data, and then to line that up against the requirements to see where the gaps are.