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AT&T Inc.: Optimas Gold Winner for Training

Back in 2011, telecommunications conglomerate AT&T realized its employees lacked the skills needed to run a growing software infrastructure. As tech talent is limited and competition is aggressive, AT&T determined it needed to retrain its 265,000 employees. Fast-forward to 2016.…

2017 Game Changer: Anson Mathews

DP World, which operates marine and inland terminals and offers international maritime services, assigned Anson Mathews to its operations training center to serve as a consultant helping prepare the division for growth. In a company of 37,000 employees, he…

2017 Game Changer: John Palmer

John Palmer was a longtime AT&T employee who became the company’s first chief learning officer in 2016 as CEO Randall Stephenson laid out plans to digitize a business that was entrenched in a legacy as a telephone company. Palmer, 39,…

SHRM Notches its 100K Certificant

The Society for Human Resource Management recently awarded its 100,000th certification. Since its launch in January 2015, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) have exceeded 101,550 certificants in 105 countries as of early 2017. “The…

Revisiting 31 Core Competencies

Fifteen years ago Workforce printed a story titled “31 Core Competencies Explained.” Written by Edward J. Cripe and Richard S. Mansfield, the story today is one of Workforce.com’s most popular stories, generating tens of thousands of sessions a month. Why a…

OSHA Doubles Down Against Retaliation

OSHA has had a busy October. First, it announced that it has delayed enforcement, until Dec. 1, of the anti-retaliation provisions of its injury and illness tracking rule. According to OSHA, “The anti-retaliation provisions were originally scheduled to begin Aug.…

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