SGPFair Blog
27 Jun 2019

Resource List #017

Work-life Strategies

Balancing work and life may not be enough in 2019
Everyone has probably heard about maintaining a work-life balance. We’re often told that prioritising work over family is unhealthy, and it’s likely that many of us working in the fast-paced, highly competitive and demanding technology industry have made a resolution to improve this delicate equilibrium this year.


Corporate Training

The importance of professional development in 2019
Professional development, Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) and Open Learning Experiences (OLXs) are just a few of the many new buzzwords to flood the L&D industry in the last year or so. Gone are the times of training for compliance, for certification and tick-box exercises. 2018 was the year we saw CPD soar in global organisations, with the introduction of the LXP facilitating this next-level approach to training and development.

3 ways training professionals can avoid burnout
Whether it’s excessive workloads, the pace of change, or increasing demands, the pressure just keeps building. Nobody has time to “do it all” both at work and at home, but there are three simple things that can help avoid burnout and recharge our energy. Plus, they’re free and available anytime you need a little boost.

3 common mistakes to avoid for better training and onboarding videos
Video is an interesting and often complex way to communicate information—whether for learning, HR updates, or onboarding. If you want people to view your video and retain the information, you need to create engaging videos that both look and sound good.


Office Automation

Cognizant to acquire Zenith Technologies to cash in on IoT strength
Cognizant said it would acquire Zenith Technologies for an undisclosed value to strengthen its internet of things (IoT) capabilities and gain life sciences domain expertise. This is the first acquisition announced by the IT services major after Brian Humphries took charge as the chief executive officer.

Automation threatens 1.5 million workers in Britain, says ONS
About 1.5 million workers in Britain are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation, according to government estimates, with women and those in part-time work most affected.

American robotic process automation company to train 5 lakh Indian students
A New York -based robotic process automation software company in collaboration with educational institutions in India plans to train 500,000 Indian students by 2022 in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) skills thru free courses to bridge the skill gap in the industry, a senior official of the company said on Wednesday.



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