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Eight Principles of Functional Training

September 1, 1995
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Although systems must be designed specifically for a particular company or factory, there are eight principles common to all workplaces that use them.
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1995 Competitive Advantage Optimas Award ProfileBRMirage Resorts Inc

September 1, 1995
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Selective staffing and a commitment to training have helped the hotel and gaming chain slash turnover and maintain an enviable occupancy rate.
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Are Your Factory Workers Know-it-alls

September 1, 1995
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Today's factories need a new breed of workers-ones who can think and do for themselves. Functional training, in which employees build their skills on the job, can help create these "knowledge workers."
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Disadvantaged Teens Work Toward a Better Future

December 1, 1994
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Through a Personnel Journal Rebuild America Challenge Grant, at-risk teens in the Los Angeles area learned job-readiness skills and focused their lives through career planning and mentoring assistance.
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ID Vision Problems to Complement Literacy Efforts

November 1, 1994
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The American Optometric Association lists the vision skills needed for good reading performance.
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Employees Launch ESL Tutoring at the Workplace

November 1, 1994
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Many companies struggle to improve the English-language skills of their employees. At Avco Financial Services, employees initiated an effective, low-cost language program.
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Individuals With Disabilities Augment Marriott's Work Force

September 1, 1994
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A partnership between Personnel Journal, the Chicago Marriott and a non-profit agency has given individuals with disabilities a chance to prove that they have the skills that help make a business successful.
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HR Faces Distinct Issues in Rural Areas

June 1, 1994
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Partnerships with government are helping business overcome the challenges that begin with staffing and hiring.
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Video Training and Testing Supports Customer Service Goals

June 1, 1994
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A pay-for-performance program for customer-contact employees that's linked to video training and testing helps Federal Express maintain a competitive advantage.
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1993 Competitive Advantage Optimas Award ProfileBRBell Helicopter Textron Inc

May 1, 1993
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Movement of its helicopter manufacturing factory to Canada created a staffing crisis for the company. A creative and aggressive recruitment plan—followed by extensive training—solved the problem.
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