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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Calculate Training Costs

January 14, 2005
How do I calculate the cost of training per trainee in our vocational center? Which items should I include? For example, do I include the cost of buildings, equipment, salaries and training materials? I’m trying to make a standardized model for calculating the training cost per trainee in my organization, which incorporates many such centers.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Advantages are There To Integrating Trainers Into Business Departments

January 7, 2005
Our company is in the mobile-phone industry. I’m one of the people who provides training to various departments, each with very specific tasks and functions. In trying to structure the department, we wondered: would it be a good idea to make trainers part of individual department teams? Our thinking is that this would ensure the material delivered is always relevant and up to date.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Resources Could Help Me Measure The Effectiveness Of Our Training

January 7, 2005
I recently hired 11 new people, and unlike previous new hires, I used a different set of trainers to get the new employees up to speed. My new employees are doing great now; however, I’d like to assess the performance of my trainers from the perspective of a new hire. What resources are available (such as a survey) that I could use to measure the effectiveness of the training provided?
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Group Mentoring A Cost-Effective Option

November 23, 2004
Some companies are finding that group mentoring can be a cost-effective alternative to the old one-on-one style. For the group setting to work, there must be a commitment among leadership, clear expectations on the part of mentors and mentees, and clear objectives.
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Group Mentoring A Cost-Effective Option

November 23, 2004
Some companies are finding that group mentoring can be a cost-effective alternative to the old one-on-one style. For the group setting to work, there must be a commitment among leadership, clear expectations on the part of mentors and mentees, and clear objectives.
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Logging on to Link Mentors Proteges Keyword Matchmaking

November 23, 2004
Companies are increasingly using the Web—already the realm of Googling and online matchmaking—to pair employees eager to grow and willing to counsel. Companies including Dow Chemical and Abbott Laboratories say the approach is a vast improvement over paper-managed programs, creating better matches and saving money in the process.
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Warming Up For Leadership

November 1, 2004
Schneider Electric’s business-incubator project selects high-potential employees to act as members of cross-functional "SWAT teams" that have the authority and ability to move quickly within the organization to find new opportunities and solve problems. Schneider hopes that the project, less than a year old, will fuel sales growth while giving employees the experience they need to become company leaders.
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