>> Tooling U released a new series of training classes for first-time supervisors. The new set of classes, titled "Supervisor Essentials," includes training topics such as effective communication, leadership principles, performance management, conflict resolution, and basic cost accounting.
>> Cognisco announced it will launch an economist-led global study on the opportunities presented by the knowledge-based economy in today's downturn. Cognisco also is formally launching Cognisco Systems Ltd—the company's software product development, research and development, and integration division.
>> A new white paper, "What the Obama Stimulus Plan Means for Employers: COBRA, Benefits, and More," is available for free download at HRhero.com. The paper explains what human resources professionals need to know about the new stimulus laws' effect on COBRA, unemployment insurance, tax credits and relief, health information privacy, visas, executive compensation, and whistleblowers.
>> CIT Group Inc. released its second podcast installment based on its exclusive study entitled, "U.S. Middle Market Outlook 2009: Navigating the Credit Crunch." The podcast is featured on 5-Minute Capital, a series of five-minute podcasts featuring senior CIT executives commenting on current market conditions and trends in the middle market.
>> Ouellette & Associates (O&A) will award scholarships to 25 IT professionals who have lost their jobs during the recession. Through this program, any unemployed IT professional is eligible to win a scholarship to an upcoming O&A public workshop.