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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do I Change Problem Behaviors of an Otherwise Good Employee

March 7, 2008
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How do you handle an employee who is basically a very good employee, but has obsessive-compulsive tendencies and whose behavior often causes problems for co-workers? Some complaints include: 1) Yells out questions without first looking for the answer himself; 2) Asks questions without providing all details; 3) Tends to ramble when making a point; 4) Feels he must do everything himself; 5) Hounds people who don’t immediately reply to his requests.
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E-Learning Hits Its Stride

February 26, 2008
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Despite some differing numbers, two widely regarded and independent reports on the U.S. training market conclude that 30 percent of employee learning last year occurred online. The question of whether workplace training improves worker performance remains unanswered, however.
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Engineering the Engineers

February 21, 2008
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Rolls-Royce Corp. recruits and employs some of the brightest engineering minds in the world. Constantly challenging them to acquire even more knowledge is a linchpin of its competitive strategy.
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Special Report Training and HR Technology--Retrain the Brain

January 17, 2008
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As aging baby boomers look to keep on working, producers of ‘brain fitness’ software—aimed at improving memory and keeping the mind sharp—see an opportunity to pitch their products to employers.
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From Big Bird to Better Brains

January 17, 2008
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Lloyd Morrisett knows a thing or two about tapping technology to stimulate the brain. In the 1960s, Morrisett helped create Sesame Street to harness the power of television to teach young children.
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IMPACT Study Results Giving Brains a Workout

January 17, 2008
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Posit Science is one of several companies workin on software that aims to improve memory and other cognitive functions in older adults--an area of interest to employers as the workforce ages.
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Answering the Call for Training

December 13, 2007
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Faced with a need for new customer service agents, StarTek Inc. links its training programs to behavioral assessments during the recruiting process.
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Sales Training Gets the Hard Sell

December 13, 2007
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Selling requires much more than just product knowledge and a glib tongue. Many companies are trying to grow their own sales teams by using behavioral competencies to teach desired selling skills.
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Indiana University, Target Take Aim at Leadership Crisis

November 27, 2007
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The retail giant stays silent, but gives a $400,000 grant to groom next generation of business leaders.
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Liberty Mutual

November 13, 2007
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A lot of companies give lip service to the notion that management development programs have C-level support. At Liberty Mutual, top executives are completely involved in the process of supporting its future leaders.
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