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#HRBuzz: Learning Steals the Spotlight in August

Fall is just around the corner and as we wrapped up the end of summer and started sending our kids back to school, the HR industry thought leaders and bloggers focused in on some hot learning topics.sumtotal blog - classroom

A number of posts and articles were written this month on all different types of learning and corporate growth, but here are some of our favorites:

Putting learners at the center – Catina Barnett, discussed transforming her approach to learning from teacher-centered to learner-centered in “Engaging Learning: Stepping Through the Looking Glass.”

Corporate learning technology is HOT – Bersin by Deloitte released new research on the Learning Management Systems market and the rapid growth of the industry due in part to an increased focus on developing employees globally. Check out Josh Bersin’s post giving a brief recap of the research findings.

Training your leaders the right waySamuel Bachararh discussed tips for choosing the right leadership program for your organization. Check out his post, featured on INC.

Maximizing productivity through corporate culture – Over on the Forbes Leadership Blog, Steve Olenski’s post, “How One Brand Uses Corporate Culture to Maximize Productivity,” covered the influence that corporate culture can have on productivity and engagement.

Get in a learning state of mind – If you are looking for a little learning motivation check out the “20 Inspirational Learning Quotes” on the SumTotal blog.

And one topic not related to learning, but definitely worth mentioning:

Is a week-long vacation a thing of the past? – If you are American, the answer might be yes. Steve Boese took on the topic in his post “The Shrinking American Vacation.” While you are reading up on the topic, check out Kathy Rapp’s post on Fistful of Talent too.

We would love to hear about all of your favorite blogs and articles that you come across in September. Leave a comment below or send @SumTotalSystems or @emilymarcovich a tweet, then stop back at the end of the month to see if your pick made the cut!



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