Case study: J.B. Hunt on safety training

J.B. Hunt has a safety initiative called 15 + 7 Saves Lives firmly ingrained in what the company calls its “safety culture.” While several factors affect the reputation of a trucking company, J.B. Hunt believes that nothing compares to the perception of how safe a carrier is on the road. The motoring public expects trucking […]

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Managing four generations in the workplace

A core challenge over the next decade will be to attract and retain a skilled work force as the labor market continues to tighten, technology continues to evolve, and fewer foreign students immigrate to America for job opportunities. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing four generations of American workers: Silents or Traditionalists […]

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Give performance reviews the right way

Managers and employees often have opposite perceptions of work situations: is this a common occurrence at your workplace? Don’t let this happen with your managers and employees – ETI can help. Contact us to discuss customized training that can improve manager and employee communication throughout the year, so that no one is caught off guard […]

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Teaching sales staff the value of connections

Referrals are great, but a connection is priceless. Contributed by Deanna Potter, author of From Distress to Success, and speaker, trainer and coach You will recognize the kind of person I am about to describe to you in less than sixty seconds: everyone knows them and they know everyone.  They have a stellar reputation in […]

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How to manage low performers

There is plenty of advice about developing high potential employees, but what about the lowest of the low performers in an organization — the bottom 10 percent? Initially, these employees may be the result of bad hires. But after those people quit or are let go, talent leaders still may be left with some lower […]

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How to make training stick

Training is big business. According to ASTD, U.S. organizations spent $156 billion last year on employee learning and development. Bersin by Deloitte reports that “in 2012, U.S. companies spent an average of $706 per learner.” Yet, when training professionals come together, the conversation invariably (and quickly) turns to concern about the return on this investment. […]

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The ROI of online training

Organizations that don’t spend money on training their employees face a hard time keeping up with their competitors. That said, online training has become a common training method for many organizations. However, companies are quite tentative when they have to invest on employee training. This is because they are unsure about the return they will […]

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Three key steps to create succession planning consistency

Author: Doris Sims, SPHR As more corporations update their talent management strategies, consistency in the identification, reporting and development of key talent and successors is important to: Create a solid leadership competency across the organization with a common emphasis on the values and skills needed to meet the company’s specific business and customer needs. Protect […]

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Online versus face to face training: choosing a format for your organization

Author: Erin Roberts-Hall, Corporate Advancement Developer, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Trend watchers in the training arena have kept a close eye on e-Learning programs this year, as they were predicted to rise in popularity (again) in 2015. As a training professional, this topic is one of hot debate as there seem to be strong beliefs […]

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