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American Express Optimas Award Winner for Competitive Advantage

September 7, 2011
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To ensure it retains the cream of its call center crop, the company keeps key people engaged with a plan that offers career development and flexibility.
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Sun Healthcare Group Optimas Award Winner for Vision

September 7, 2011
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The company tackles its perennial turnover troubles by offering employees the developmental tools they need to advance their careers.
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Randstad North America Optimas Award Winner for Competitive Advantage

September 7, 2011
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A revamped training program boosts productivity at the staffing company and gets new employees up to speed faster as they learn on the job. During the past six years, Randstad has developed training for new hires that directly resulted in $4.1 million in sales revenue.
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Employbridge Optimas Award Winner for Financial Impact

September 7, 2011
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The temporary staffing provider reverses declining revenue by investing in a training program that makes industry-specific experts out of its workers. From 2001 to 2004, EmployBridge was able to increase business by $55 million using 25 percent fewer sales people.
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Financial Pros Add Expert Witness to Résumés

September 6, 2011
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Small and midsize firms encourage their employees to get specialized training to help in winning clients.
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Do Recognition and Rewards Really Help Boost Retention?

August 29, 2011
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Treating employees well is common sense, but it needs to be common practice. Far more important for today's employees is this: intangible recognition for a job well done. This recognition usually requires little or no financial commitment for an organization, yet produces a high return.
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Companies Draw Up Coaching Play for Managers, but Many Can't Coach

August 2, 2011
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The influx of younger workers from the millennial generation is driving interest in coaching because they tend to crave frequent feedback and one-on-one interaction with managers and mentors.
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Special Report on Employee Engagement Losing Lifeblood

July 21, 2011
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Cash-strapped companies haven't paid much attention to employee engagement since the recession dawned. Some are now starting to feel the results of that neglect, experts say.
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