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Articles by Michelle Rafter

Meetings Without Meeting

September 5, 2008
With costs for airplane tickets and gasoline still sky high, companies are keeping employees out of planes and cars and are opting for alternatives such as online meetings, webinars and videoconferences. And the timing couldn’t be better. Improved technologies mean online meetings and videoconference services are miles ahead of what was available only a few years ago.
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Solar Follows Suit

A leading German manufacturer of solar panels recently teamed with Portland Community College in Oregon to train technicians who will work at a fabrication plant the company is renovating in a Portland suburb.
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Tech Hunt

Because technicians are so highly sought after, wind energy companies need to be creative to find and keep them. That’s a good lesson for companies competing for workers in any industry.
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Going With the Wind

Technicians are a hot commodity in the Pacific Northwest’s booming wind energy business, leading one local community college to fast-track a training program. Columbia Gorge Community College now serves as a model for others in the field.
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The Boom in Business Coaching

Companies are investing in coaching in an effort to develop a new generation of leaders to replace retiring baby boomers. The ones that use it most effectively develop specific performance goals, financial measurements or other tools to determine what they want the end result of their coaching program to be.
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