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Francine Ward

ASTD Staff

An interview with Francine Ward, Founder and Director, Esteemable Acts Institute. Through the self-founded Esteemable Acts Institute, Ward helps clients build self-esteem through positive action. More »

Workforce Assessments: Fears and Facts

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Assessments are more important than ever in the current government climate, which emphasizes accountability, transparency, and performance improvement. By providing actionable information that is needed to make wise and informed... More »

A Matter of Transparency

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George Wolfe

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, "transparency" denotes an individual or system that is "free from pretense or deceit and readily understood." And research from SUNY New Paltz (as communicated through the ASTD Benchmarking Forum), found that "business areas, i... More »

Filling the Leadership Pipeline

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With the unemployment rate in the United States jumping to 8.5 percent in recent months (the highest it's been since 1983, according to the U.S. Department of Labor) the current recession is showing few signs of abating. Many blame a lack of government oversight in key ... More »

Making New Employees Successful in Any Economy

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To open a vacancy or not to open a vacancy - that is the question. While fiscal responsibility is in the hearts and minds of most organizations these days, they still have to run their businesses. So if there is a vacancy the organization can't live without, employers n... More »