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Ebola and Workplace Learning

October 15, 2014
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Time will tell what happened, but just what's in the public record raises learning concerns and several questions. 


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Stihl Tools Its Training to Olympic Standards

March 5, 2013
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Dealerships that pay for technicians to attend the tool-maker's school may receive higher reimbursement levels, though maintaining quality of service and reputation primarily drive participation.
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'Mindfulness' Is Being Incorporated Into Employer Strategies to Combat Multitasking

September 6, 2012
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Research shows multitasking at work costs companies billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. A growing mindfulness training industry hopes to remedy that by offering workplace instruction in the ancient principles of mindfulness.
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Richard Kimble and the ADA

August 9, 2012
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Allowing an employee to work in a position makes it difficult to argue later that the employee was not qualified for that same position.
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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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Manufacturers Go Back to School to Find New Hires

April 3, 2012
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Many companies are struggling to combat the severe shortage of skilled manufacturing employees and fierce competition for those available for hire. Some firms have taken matters into their own hands, linking up with community colleges to develop fresh talent.
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Selling Women's Shoes—a Guide to Culture Change at Work

March 19, 2012
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You can't bring secret shoppers into your workplace to test how well managers and supervisors are following the rules—at least not unless you want to completely destroy workplace relationships.
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Community Learning Can Be the Best Instructor at Work

March 12, 2012
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For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective.
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