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Articles by Garry Kranz

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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Stihl Instills Manufacturing Skills Into High School Students' Learning Via Summer Camp

March 5, 2013
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Although the toolmaker does not use the event to directly recruit students, the hope is that some of the participants will consider manufacturing careers. A larger goal is to help usher in a 'renaissance in manufacturing' in the United States by immersing them in the details of the industry.
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New Employees: 'We Were Jobbed About This Job'

February 1, 2013
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Companies aren't giving candidates a realistic picture of jobs, leading to 'buyer's remorse,' report says.
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Status Update: Using Social Media for Learning Gets Better Foothold in Workplace

January 30, 2013
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Large U.S. firms tripled their spending on social tools such as internal blogs, wikis and communities of practice in 2012, a new report says.
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As Career Development Lags, Workers Grow Restless

January 16, 2013
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A new survey shows 19 million employees are angling to change their jobs in 2013.
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Software Tool Gives Voice to Recruits

December 21, 2012
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Software by HarQen Inc. enables automated phone screening of applicants, but the technology takes getting used to.
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Whirlpool Adopts E-Learning for Leadership

November 14, 2012
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Until the recession hit, the U.S.-based appliance-maker steadfastly avoided online training in favor of classrooms. Now, it's a proponent of virtual online learning.
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'High-Performance Learning Organizations' Boost Business Results: Study

November 6, 2012
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Oakland, California-based research firm Bersin & Associates says companies with a sophisticated approach to employee development averaged three times higher revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.
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