The Degreed Acquisition of Pathgather and What It Could Mean for the Learning Organization

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Degreed has announced they are acquiring Pathgather,[1] creating the possibility for there to be a major leader in the learning experience platforms (LXP)[2] market. While LXPs are still evolving, these tools help simplify the means of curating and aggregating content, creating learning and career pathways, enabling networking, enhancing skill development, and tracking learning activities delivered […]

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Innovation and Collaboration at Cerner

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Cerner, a healthcare IT company headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri, incorporates innovation into the very fabric of its employee experience by merging the power of infrastructure with a philosophy of total employee happiness. Our case study on Cerner’s new Innovations Campus tells the story of how the company fosters healthcare innovation throughout the company. […]

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IRS Issues Initial Guidance on New Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

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In an effort to encourage employers to pay employees taking family and medical leave, the new tax bill establishes an employer tax credit for at least 25% of wages paid during such leave.  The credit is available beginning in the 2018 tax year, but is scheduled to sunset after 2019.  In order to take advantage […]

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Ohio Takes Steps to Help Improve Prescription Drug Transparency for Consumers

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The Ohio Department of Insurance has issued Bulletin 2018-02 to prohibit health insurers, Third Party Administrators (TPAs) of self-insured plans, and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) operating in that state from charging consumers more for prescription drugs than they otherwise would cost without insurance.  The Bulletin also prevents insurers and PBMs from contracting to prevent pharmacists […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: Delivering Experience

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Employees use highly personalized and user-friendly technology in their daily lives. Unfortunately, the same is not always true at work. To engage a widely dispersed, often virtual workforce, HR leaders should develop technologies that offer employees a compelling and holistic experience. Delivering next-generation technologies involves thinking differently about the HR function and being willing to […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: What Is Talent?

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The definition of talent is changing in today’s workplace, contributing to a tumultuous shift in how HR professionals manage their talent. This disruptive environment is forcing leaders all over the world to readjust their settings when it comes to attracting and nurturing talent in their organizations. Learning how to “think” about talent is crucial to […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: Designing a Rewards Program for Best Fit

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Organizational rewards functions often alienate employees and undermine an employer’s brand. But there’s a flipside: High-performing organizations with rewards strategies that extend beyond compensation, benefits, and well-being. How can organizations optimize rewards programs to fit their unique culture? Four out of every five rewards functions we surveyed need to focus on better executing the basics: […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: Thriving in an Upside-Down World

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Today’s HR leaders must be the trailblazers as top-down organizational models are disrupted. Empowerment is displacing micromanagement, trust is supplanting control, and experimentation is overcoming the fear of failure. Leena Nair, CHRO of Unilever, began the IMPACT 2018 keynote, “Thriving in an Upside-Down World,” by asking the audience “to stand on your head.” According to […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age

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Eager to build a digital talent acquisition (TA) organization? You should be: Top-performing TA teams are four times as likely as their low-performing counterparts to embed advanced technologies like cognitive tools and AI into their work. Creating a team of augmented recruiters was the core message of the IMPACT 2018 session “Machine + Recruiter = […]

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Insights from IMPACT 2018: The Rise of the Individual in the Future of Work

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Good leaders know they are in the people business. Among the many challenges facing companies both today and in the future of work is understanding that employees need a lot more than a paycheck from their jobs. As Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP, explained in his opening keynote speech at IMPACT […]

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