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Goldman Sachs Universitys 5 Tips for Creating a Learning Culture

March 23, 2007
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The company, the 2007 Optimas Award winner for General Excellence, puts a premium on training, development and education for its employees. Here are some of its secrets for success.
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Books for Leadership

March 23, 2007
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Books that helped Goldman Sachs in developing its leadership and management programs.
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Wells Fargo's Diversified Assets

March 1, 2005
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Many firms herald their talent as their differentiation, but Wells Fargo & Co. has a record to support its rhetoric. When it posted a profit of $7 billion for fiscal 2004, an increase of 13 percent compared with 2003, CEO Dick Kovacevich rewarded employees with a special contribution in Wells Fargo common stock to their 401(k) plans. And despite a massive merger, the company minimized layoffs by retaining staff.
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GM Goes Fast

March 1, 2004
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Driven by changes in human resources, GM is cutting bureaucracy and cultivating a get-it-done culture. The result is innovation, action and millions of dollars in savings for the automaker.
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HR Proves Its Value

June 20, 2002
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At SYSCO, subsidiary companies only buy HR programs that achieve results. That means HR has to figure out what they need -- and what will affect the bottom line.
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HR Proves Its Value

June 20, 2002
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At SYSCO, subsidiary companies only buy HR programs that achieve results. That means HR has to figure out what they need -- and what will affect the bottom line.
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Thinking Outside the Box at The Container Store

February 28, 2001
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Optimas 2001 - General Excellence: HR is at the heart of a thriving business with great retention, strong training, and high pay.
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Texas Instruments Q&A on Staffing

August 11, 2000
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Charles (Chuck) F. Nielson is currently Vice President of Texas Instruments, Director of Worldwide Human Resources and sits on TI's Strategy Leadership Team alongside the CEO and the COO. Nielsen has directed employment, training and industrial relations functions, both domestically and internationally.
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Moving Toward a Balanced Work Life

February 26, 2000
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SAS Institute isn't an employer it's a provider. Employees don't have to worry about balancing work and life because they're one and the same.
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