Training Today: Products and Services (July/August 2013)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>>Leadership IQ developed a new HR metric that links employee engagement survey scores with performance appraisal ratings. By identifying statistical relationships between engagement and appraisal scores, Leadership IQ is able to make predictions and recommendations about high-performer turnover, low-performer accountability, middle- performer development, and more.

>> Maritz Motivation Solutions and Brandmovers launched an online recognition and rewards solution called 3Cheers. This on-demand resource gives participants access to Maritz’ rewards collection, requires no IT integration, and has no ongoing contracts or fees (points are purchased at cost).

>> SME’s (formerly Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Tooling U released Knowledge Edge, an online resource with industry-validated content and information. It features more than 1,200 e-books and chapters; 700 videos and video clips; and 16,000 technical papers. It also makes available the first-ever Manufacturing Knowledge Base Wiki.

>> Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions, launched career development management tool Forte. It gives employees control over their personalized career development plan and maps out a clear path to the next level—focusing on the specific skills needed at each stage.

>> IBM unveiled new Big Data analytics software and services to help organizations build and maintain their global workforce. Developed by IBM Research scientists, the software enables business leaders to analyze massive amounts of data shared by employees and uncover work-related trends that can be used to build and preserve more productive work environments and minimize attrition.

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