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On the Right Course

October 24, 2012
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Big training investment pays off in performance and lower turnover rate for Hendrick Automotive Group.
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Why Do HR Pros Largely Ignore Tuition Programs?

October 17, 2012
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Why do human-resources and talent-management professionals tend to overlook the value of tuition assistance? —Premium on Education, talent management, education, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Survey: CIOs Place Value on Internships

August 7, 2012
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Seventy-nine percent of chief information officers said that internships are an important consideration when hiring new graduates for IT positions.
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Fly Fishing and Workplace Learning

August 7, 2012
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What does fly fishing have to do with workplace learning, particularly on topics where leadership skill and communication are involved? Everything.
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The Last Word: Have You Thanked Your Mentor Lately?

August 6, 2012
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After several years of fiscal malaise in this 'work-more' era of employees swamped with multiple tasks, let's be honest: Who has time to be a mentor?
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DreamWorks Animation Cultivates a Culture of Creativity

August 4, 2012
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How DreamWorks Animation created a work world that captures the imagination of its employees through perks designed to reduce stress.
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DreamWorks Animation Draws on Experience of Mentors to Integrate New Hires

August 3, 2012
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After an orientation, employees spend four to eight weeks training on the company's proprietary software. Then within their first 60 days, they attend a “welcome session,” hosted by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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How Do We Prove the Value of Training to Our Executives?

July 31, 2012
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Where can I find data on reinforcement of training? Our learning and development group wants to prepare a report for our executives. —All Ears, performance development consultant, communications, Dallas
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Should We Require Employees Who Leave to Repay Tuition?

June 6, 2012
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We are re-evaluating our tuition-reimbursement policy. We'd like to know if other companies require departing employees to pay back company-paid tuition if they leave within a certain length of time after receiving this benefit. If so, what length of time is standard—within six months? One year? Two years? Do they require payback of the entire amount? —Feeling Cheated, executive assistant/HR specialist, wholesale trade, Chicago
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Learning Needs to Be Simple Enough to Make It Stick

May 22, 2012
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In the workplace, when we try to teach concepts like listening to concerns, non-retaliation or other compliance topics, we often don't match how we teach to how we learn.
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