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Articles by Garry Kranz

Taking Account of Learning

August 21, 2008
Professional services firms have a reputation for grinding through employees without much focus on individual development. A small Miami-based accounting firm, Kaufman Rossin, has chosen a different approach.
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Leadership Thats Made in China

July 22, 2008
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
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
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
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
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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Common Language, Common Learning

April 22, 2008
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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