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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Aggressively Expands Headcount

February 9, 2009
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In the early 2000s, the NRC knew it would have to continue its daily monitoring and safety enforcement activities at 104 U.S. nuclear power plants and identified workforce development as a major organizational issue in a 2004 strategic planning document. It then followed up with immediate action to increase hiring.
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The Armys Training Weapon Serious Games

January 9, 2009
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‘America’s Army’ was originally launched as a way to ‘soft sell’ potential recruits. But it has been adapted and adopted by various organizations within the Army for weapons prototyping, helping wounded soldiers adjust to their injuries, and, above all, for training.
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Virtually Shooting Real Targets

January 9, 2009
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America’s Army is being used to create virtual live-fire shoot houses, which present realistic moving targets that respond to a soldier’s presence and actions.
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Learning to Cross Cultures

January 9, 2009
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In conjunction with live-scenario training, the U.S. Army uses online simulations to prepare its civil affairs and psychological operations personnel for their interactions with civilians in war zones.
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Teaching Future Soldiers

January 8, 2009
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The U.S. Army imparts ‘pre-basic training’ lessons to recruits who have delayed entry into the service. The Army wants them learn about the organization and feel like members of the team, and that’s where the Future Solider Training System comes in.
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Special Report on Rewards & Incentives Early Engagement, Long Relationship

September 26, 2008
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Employers are trying to build loyalty through recognition that starts from day one. Timeliness and frequency are key.
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Onboarding Success

September 26, 2008
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The most successful onboarding programs work with groups of employees and last one to two years. They should help new hires build relationships with peers and experienced colleagues.
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A Year of 'Touch Points'

September 26, 2008
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A program from Michael C. Fina incorporates 13 “touch points” during the employee’s first year.
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Mixing Cash and Noncash Rewards

September 26, 2008
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The battle between the cash and non-cash providers isn't over, but at least at two of the major players, Maritz and Visa, there’s some acknowledgement that both forms of rewards offer benefits.
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