What’s All the Buzz About the Tin Can API?
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What’s All the Buzz About the Tin Can API?

 What is the Tin Can API? Well, in a nutshell, the Tin Can API (a.k.a, Experience API or xAPI) is a new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect tons of data on just about anything somebody does either on a computer or not on a computer (e.g., attending a seminar, took a basket weaving class at church). It’s sponsored by the Advanced Distributed Learning Co-lab who issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) asking for great ideas. Enter Tin Can - the newest specification that takes us beyond the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) for online learning.

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Why Rotating Employees Through Your Company Is a Win-Win
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Why Rotating Employees Through Your Company Is a Win-Win

The days of employees spending decades at a company -- and receiving a gold watch in gratitude -- are long gone. Workers today are constantly on the move, a fact of life that will only accelerate as job growth picks up. But the turnover poses particular challenges for companies looking to hold onto their best and brightest.

Why Talent Management Makes Sense for Healthcare Organizations
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Why Talent Management Makes Sense for Healthcare Organizations

The healthcare industry is certainly no stranger to changing compliance and competency requirements, but the latest shifts are changing the game as we know it for healthcare organizations concerned with providing top patient care. New regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act give patients more opportunity to decide the fate of a healthcare organization’s financial wellbeing.

Why You Need an Alternative to the Management Career Path
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Why You Need an Alternative to the Management Career Path

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller’s column "The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Inc.com.

What I've Learned About Effective Management Training
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What I've Learned About Effective Management Training

Success in the new world of work is less defined by checking boxes, and more defined by thinking outside of them.

Why You Should Think Twice Before Hiring Based on Skills
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Why You Should Think Twice Before Hiring Based on Skills

Nearly a year ago, Ernst & Young decided to remove minimum grade requirements—as well as requirements for the type of degrees considered acceptable—for job candidates in the UK. Why?

Why You Need Infrastructure for Managers to Succeed
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Why You Need Infrastructure for Managers to Succeed

Can we all agree that the leadership of an organization is the single most important element driving success? Yes, I know that's an odd question—but think about it. Isn't it the case that the behavior of leaders shapes the behavior of employees, through effective coaching, correction and development?

Why You Should Hire a Career Pivoter
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Why You Should Hire a Career Pivoter

Let's say you're hiring a senior HR manager at your company. What are the chances you would interview a candidate who had been teacher, a stay-at-home mom and a communications manager in financial services?

What Does It Mean to Create a 'Culture of Failure'?
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What Does It Mean to Create a 'Culture of Failure'?

In my last post, I discussed the importance of failure in company culture. In order for people to take risks and push the envelope, they need to have a certain level of comfort with defeat. In other words, you don't only need to walk before you run to succeed—you also need to be okay with stumbling every once in a while.

The Year in Leadership: 7 Teachable Moments
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The Year in Leadership: 7 Teachable Moments

From Chris Christie's George Washington Bridge trouble last winter to the bizarre saga of the recent Sony hacks, 2014 proved to be a roller-coaster ride for the HR and management spheres. In the spirit of reflection, we look back at a few standout moments in leadership — both good and bad — and the resolutions they might inspire in the new year.