When I was developing networked and computer-based learning in the 1980s, the writing was already on the wall, that self-directed learning will become a mainstay at the workplace. And today, in the 21st century, that is still true.

One of the interesting topics that surfaced in the human resource arena is trust, consistently and even more frequently these days. It is understandable that employers and employees alike are talking about trust.

According to an insightful article in Inc. Magazine (April 2012 issue), business blogging is in decline (from 2010 to 2011), compared to the slow but steady growth of businesses on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.