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Articles by Garry Kranz

Leadership Thats Made in China

July 22, 2008
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To cash in on the world’s fastest-growing economy, Agilent Technologies wants to groom leaders from within its ranks. A key requirement: the ability to think globally and act locally.
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Training to Short-Circuit Wage Disputes

July 22, 2008
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Failing to equip managers with at least rudimentary knowledge of labor laws comes with a steep cost. Companies found in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act—the law that governs job classification, overtime pay and record keeping—pay an average of $23.5 million to resolve claims of unpaid overtime and other FLSA-related allegations.
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Calling on Experts

June 20, 2008
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Widely used but not well publicized, the DACUM method of job analysis gains momentum as a training and performance tool. Its chief advantage is that it draws on the wisdom of high-performing workers.
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The Talent Development Challenge

June 5, 2008
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During a recent conference, four learning executives at major companies discussed the challenge of tailoring training and development to meet the needs of fast-changing, hard-charging global companies. All are striving to integrate learning into their talent management processes.
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Never Too Young for Business Education

April 22, 2008
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Although most companies aren’t actively recruiting youngsters in middle school, research by Deloitte uncovered some surprising findings: Many children already have well-established college plans by time they are 12. Nearly half of 12- to 14-year-olds have started thinking seriously about their careers. By the time they are 17 to 18, many have chosen a career path.
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Deloitte Reaches Across Generations

April 22, 2008
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The consulting firm’s growth strategies hinge on its ability to blend employees from four different eras into a cohesive workforce.
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Common Language, Common Learning

April 22, 2008
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Laird Technologies uses stepped training modules to give sales, marketing and financial employees a common language and common set of business methods. The goal is to keep company growth on the fast track.
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Samsung Sells New Product Ongoing Employee Development

March 25, 2008
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Although Samsung is well established as a global organization, it wasn’t until 2007 that it established a full-time training function for its 10,000 employees in North America.
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Companies Simulate to Stimulate Learning

March 25, 2008
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Samsung is among a widening circle of organizations using business simulation technologies to help managers meet the challenges that lie ahead.
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Leaner, but Not Meaner

March 25, 2008
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An engaged workforce uses lean manufacturing concepts to help Meadows Regional Medical Center improve care and boost patient satisfaction.
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