Professional Development
Learning Management & Training Systems & Services Buyer’s Guide
Volume X, Issue 2  
April/May 2005 US$10.00
A Publication of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management •
Melanie Rembrandt, Rembrandt Communications
Guest Editor

In My Opinion
Benchmarking: What it is and what it isn’t
Theresa M. Welbourne, Ph.D., eePulse Inc.

Function Focus
Selecting a Learning Management System
By Chris Howard, Bersin & Associates

HRIS in the Small to Midsize Market
Outsourcing Payroll in the SMB Marketplace
By Phil Calendra, EBS Online

HRMS Management Perspectives
Key Elements for a Successful HCM System Implementation
By Annette Plourde and Eve Drinis, Technology Solutions Company

Tech Notes
Leveraging HR Communications Technology to Execute on Strategic HR Business Initiatives
By Barbara Levin, Enwisen

Talking With
Nicole Carrier, Bowstreet

The Back Page
I Want My HRMS Painted Black
By Elliott Witkin, Ultimate Software
Executive Development – Why It Matters More Than Ever
By Cynthia Scott Ph.D., M.P.H., ChangeworksGlobal
Leaders deserve all the help they can get to build the executive bench strength in the midst of a global climate that is increasingly complex and ambiguous. We are currently experiencing an all time low in CEO tenure, and it has been estimated that 40 percent of newly appointed leaders fail in the first 18 months of their new assignments. Leaders need new skills in creating learning and engagement in their teams and organizations.

Stress: Live in the 21st Century
By Kathleen W. Wilson, M.D., Internal Medicine Specialist
For every action, there’s a reaction, and for every benefit of our progressive society, there’s a cost. There’s financial stress, workplace stress, family stress; and men and women react to stress in different ways. This article describes how men and women deal with stress and offers several stress survival tips.

Dealing With Personalities to Get Ahead
By Claudia Ferrante and Cynthia Cycyota, United States Air Force Academy
Recognition of personality types and cultural dimensions can be of great value to managers in identifying and selecting individuals for membership in organizational teams. At the organizational level, recognition of national culture dimensions can add richness and context to organizational structure. At the individual level, recognizing and balancing traits can increase both efficiency and performance.

Building Your Personal Brand
By D. Mark Hornung, Bernard Hodes Group
Today is the best time to start managing your personal brand for your benefit. The two key concepts are remembering that perception is reality and answering the question of “What’s in it for me?” in the minds of your stakeholders. Do those two things well and you will have a good start on being one of the top “brands” in your organization.

Motivation – How Great Managers Do It!
By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., Advanced Leadership Consulting
Can you become a good motivator? Is it a talent that you are born with or something you can learn? According to the author, being a good motivator is an art, skill, and attitude that you can learn if you work at it. He lists six important steps to becoming a good motivator and five de-motivators to avoid.

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