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HE E T S UL P [COMPANY NEWS] ACQuIsItIoNs s Kenexa, a global provider of busines for human resources, solutions announced it has entered into a merger agreement with outstart. this h acquisition will expand kenexa’s reac arning market and lead to into the e-le t a broader array of talent managemen services. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Inscape holdings Inc., a leading provider of DisC®-based learning solutions, for $85 million. the acquisition will extend wiley’s global reach and accelerate its digital strategy in workplace learning. articles TII stories from the Last Quarter Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire taleo Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based talent management, for $1.9 billion. this acquisition will create a cloud-based talent management offering to manage hr operations, training and career development. SAP announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with successFactors for $3.4 billion. this acquisition will accelerate sAP’s momentum as a provider of cloud applications, platforms and infrastructure. CoNtrACts GP Awarded CBRNE Equipment Training Contract General Physics Corporation (GP) t announced it was awarded a contrac Bluff Arsenal by the u.s. Army’s Pine to provide Chemical, Biological, radiological, Nuclear and explosives (CBrNe) detection, protection and decontamination equipment sustainment training and technical assistance. New articles are ve xclusi ted each week on E pos Check out these TII Exclusives from the last quarter: • “top 10 Articles of 2011” by michelle eggleston • “key trends for 2012: New era of Personal Learning is transforming the training Industry” by Doug harward • “the Future for trainers, organizational Development and human resources Professionals” by Colleen Longstreet and michelle winkley • “effective Innovation @ work: It’s the execution, stupid!” by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris trimble Raytheon BBN Awarded $10.5M Contract the Intelligence Advanced research Projects Activity (IArPA), through an Air Force research Laboratory (AFrL) contract, has awarded raytheon BBN technologies a multi-year contract to develop game-based training methods and systems to improve decisionmaking. INDustry News PDI Ninth House Study Reveals Leadership Gap As part of a study, PDI Ninth house asked more than 8,000 leaders around the world to rate the importance of leadership competencies and to rate the skill level of other leaders. the results indicate as leaders climb the ranks of an organization, their ability to develop and grow talent decreases. Workforce Readiness and Job Placement Pearson and monster Government solutions announced a partnership designed to improve workforce readiness and job placement for students at private sector and career colleges through a new suite of products and services. 21 Million Americans Planning to Change Jobs An estimated 21 million Americans are planning to change jobs in the next 12 months, according to a new survey conducted by Cornerstone onDemand with harris Interactive. u.s. employers who are unprepared can expect a steep price tag of an estimated $2 trillion on employee churn in 2012. Microsoft Announces Partnerships microsoft Corp. announced new and continuing collaborations with the u.s. Department of education, the British Council and the smithsonian Institution to engage educators from their initial desire to enter the profession to successfully inspiring students in their classrooms. 43 Interested in submitting company news? Please send to editor@ Training Industry Quarterly, Spring 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012

From Where I Sit: Training in Alignment
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Leveraging Goal-Setting & Feedback
Learning at the Speed of Business
The Dark Side of Digital
Closing the Generation Gap Between Leaders
Tomorrow's Learning: Blended & Just-In-Time
Assessing Learning and Performance
The Science of Engagement
Engaging Senior Leaders in the Learning and Development Process
Six Critical Measurement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The Difference Makers: Identifying and Hiring the Right People
Casebook: DTCC Learning: Developing a Training Digital Nervous System
Leadership Competencies: Delivering Results
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: Measure For Measure

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012