Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2014 - (Page 59)

C O M PA N Y N E W S ACQ UI S I T I ON SA N DPA RTN E R SHI PS xPotential Selling is the new name for Resolution Systems, a leader in sales training, assessments, coaching, and consulting since 2002. The new name refers to how the firm helps businesses reach their full potential with exponential sales growth. For the past decade, the company has fueled growth for Fortune 1000 and smaller clients by using unique, proprietary methods to improve how sales professionals are hired and trained. GP Strategies Corporation and Effective Companies A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark have entered into a letter of intent under which GP Strategies will acquire from Effective Companies the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies. This acquisition strengthens GP Strategies' ability to deliver comprehensive human capital management services across its diverse global customer base. Ouellette & Associates (O&A), an IT talent management firm, announced that it has acquired the remaining interests in its software joint partnership with RealTime Performance. With this purchase, O&A now owns 100 percent of the IT Skill Builder competency assessment and talent development platform. Arrow Electronics announced the launch of the "Arrow Global Training Alliance." With this launch, Arrow is establishing a unique global learning ecosystem that will make IBM training available around the world, delivered in a consistent manner and based on local requirements. Arrow and members of the Arrow Global Training Alliance provide IBM training in 60 countries and are on track to cover 130 countries in the next six months. IND USTRY NE WS Dodging Duties Hurts Bottom Line Avoiding responsibilities hurts overall organization performance, not just the goodwill of co-workers, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise. The survey probed the organizational impact of a widespread "passthe-buck" culture. Executives, managers and employees from more than 500 U.S. companies participated in the survey. Accenture Extends Global Contract with Hemsley Fraser Accenture, a consulting firm, has extended a seven-year contract with learning provider Hemsley Fraser, to deliver leadership and management training for a global consumer goods client. Hemsley Fraser was initially appointed in 2007 to provide more consistent management development for the client, which makes and sells products under 400 brand names worldwide. Since then, the company has run more than 2,540 courses, in 24 languages, for 45,000 managers in 76 countries. Epic Software Group Brings 3D Gaming to the Oil and Gas Industry The epic software group, a 23-year-old multimedia development company, has created a 3D virtual drill rig that allows those new to the oil and gas industry to move around the rig site without leaving home. Epic hopes to attract more people to the energy industry and has chosen to use gaming technology because young adults have grown up on video games. Brainshark Launches Sales, Marketing and Learning Clouds Brainshark, the leader in cloud-based business presentations, announced the availability of new solution packages - including the Brainshark Sales Cloud, Brainshark Marketing Cloud and Brainshark Learning Cloud - to help businesses improve the effectiveness of their external and internal communications. Brainshark's cloud-based technology makes it easy for anyone to turn static documents into interactive and trackable online videos and mobile-ready presentations. T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - SPRING20 1 4 I WWW.TRAINI NGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE Global Training Solutions Announces NERC CEH Accreditation Global Training Solutions announced the availability of training programs and services that adhere to the NERC continuing education program criteria for Electric System Operators. Comprehensive training options for System Operators to gain CE Hours accreditation as mandated by NERC include the highly interactive and engaging online simulator and classroom instruction programs, which focus on the latest adult learning concepts. INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING COMPANY NEWS? PLEASE SEND TO EDITOR@TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM 59

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2014

From Where I Sit
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Do You Feel Lucky?
Network Performance: The Power of Social Learning and Behavior
Meaningful Work: Not Just for Millennials
Four Levels of Engagement
What L&D Professionals Need to Know about Gamification
Enhancing Learning with Social Media
Gamification in Sales Training: Seven Critical Considerations Before the Games Begin
Let the Disruption Begin: Social Media and the Great Expansion of Enterprise Learning
Learning Made Fun: Gadgets, Games and a Safe Place to Explore
How Silicon Valley Inspired an Era of Social Learning
How Games Drive Learning
Roll the Dice: Learning with Board Games
Casebook: BAE Systems: Speeding the Business of Learning through Collaboration and Knowledge Management
Salespeople, Coaching and Gamification
Three Ways to Make Learning More Engaging
Stop Creating Dysfunctional Relationships with Employees
What's Online
Company News

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2014