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The issue features profiles of the 2014 BEST Award winners. Additional highlights include:

+Five Networks to Accelerate Your Career

+Employee Survey Dos and Don’ts

+Web Exclusive: New Roles Emerge for Learning and Development

+Web Exclusive: The Seductive Power of Story

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October 2014 Issue

Commitment to Talent Development Excellence

By Kristen Fyfe-Mills

For the second consecutive year, Cognizant earns top honors in the BEST rankings.

Podcast     +Free Article

Aiming High To Reach Top Performance

By Paul Harris

The training department's challenge at University Health System is nothing less than reawakening each employee's passion to serve. It's just a simple culture transformation, that's all.

Podcast     +Free Article

Good Connections

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Tying learning to strategy at Verizon.


The Value-Add of Learning

By Paul Harris

As drugstore chain Walgreens goes through a transformation, it looks to its new corporate university to help propel the change and sustain its business strategy.


Showstopping Learning

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Nevada's largest public employer takes a unique approach to developing employees and improving the guest experience.


Tackling Business-Critical Issues Through Training

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Storytelling and simulations are at the core of WakeMed's learning initiatives.


Encouraging Talent To Rise and Shine

By Paul Harris

A fast-growing pharmaceutical company relies on robust systems to onboard, train, and retain employees. Lupin Limited's L&D head explains how it's done.


Learning Improves Quality and Safety for Patients

By Jennifer J. Salopek

The entire organization, not just medical interns, receives training that is placing this university hospital on the map.


Where Training Can Make A Difference Between Life and Death

By Jennifer J. Salopek

Proper training means lives saved for this security company.


Training as a Change Agent

By Paul Harris

The American Cancer Society begins its second century by centralizing all business services, including job training. One challenge: How to maintain its essential grassroots appeal.


Relying on Street Smarts

By Paul Harris

To grow its emerging market business, this bottling company relies on its agile and competent training organization, an aggressive business plan, and an ingrained willingness to roll with the punches.



Thomas E. Perez ++

Thomas E. Perez is the 26th secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to this, he was assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice. Perez received a bachelor's degree from Brown University, and a master's of public policy and a law degree from Harvard University.

++ Extra Content - Only Online!     +Free Article


Vital Signs of Change

By Julia Hooper and Diana Halfer

A hospital's organizational development team leads the transition to a new hospital site.


Five Networks to Accelerate Your Career

By Daniel Hallak

The type of goal you want to achieve will dictate which network to reach out to.


Setting High Standards

By Paula Ketter

The pages of this month’s issue highlight learning’s BEST companies. Read on and enjoy learning from the BEST.

Podcast     +Free Article


The Dos and Don'ts of Employee Surveys

By Alec Levenson

Turn employee surveys into strategically important tools.


Leadership Transitions: Still 'Sink or Swim'?

By Bettina Wolf

Successful leadership transitions require support from managers and peers.

Cool Tool: Quizlet

Show Rather Than Tell With Prototyping

How Entertraining

Word Wiz: B Corp

Neutralizing the Workplace Bully

Telecommuting Is a Big Hook for Potential Recruits

Key HR Initiatives From 2014

More Employers Pass on Job Candidates Due to Social Media

+Free Articles


Responsive Performance Support With WordPress

By Brian Dusablon

Launch a basic, yet customizable, content management system with these steps.


The Learning Function's Latest Role: Organizational Change Agent

By Carol Morrison

Learning professionals play a critical role in organizational change, but are not yet considered highly effective at providing change training.



Growing a New Generation of Leaders

By Terry Heiney

An organization finds a solution to rapidly deploying online leadership development training at an affordable cost.

One to Watch

Susann Prenderville

Originally from Ireland, Prenderville moved across the pond to discover a new career in learning and development. Now based in Vancouver, she works as a freelance instructional designer and e-learning producer.

+Free Article


Training for What's Next

A hands-on training program is designed to fill automotive technician jobs in the United States with qualified Army veterans.


The New Employment Contract

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh

Reviewed by Laurelle D. Campbell

Read all book reviews.     +Free Article

Here's what you can look forward to in the November 2014 issue of TD magazine:

  • Results from ATD's 2014 State of the Industry report
  • What it takes to achieve managerial success
  • A case for mini case studies
  • And much more! Check back on the first of the month to read the entire issue.


Training and Development Competencies Redefined to Create Competitive Advantage

ASTD launches a revised competency model for the profession.

Be a Career Chameleon

Six ways to make your career resilient.

Face-to-Face Training Is Still the Better Choice Over Digital Lessons

Humans crave interaction, and tend to learn better in in-person environments.

ASTD 2012 State of the Industry Report: Organizations Continue to Invest in Workplace Learning

More than $156 billion was spent by U.S. organizations on employee learning last year.

Leadership Development Through Emotional Intelligence and Meditation

The greatest obstacle to leading others is lack of self-knowledge and inner focus.

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