Training & Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 4, April

An On-Line Prescription for Basic Skills
An On-Line Prescription for Basic Skills You've heard it before: the United States is suffering from a shortage of skilled workers to staff the jobs needed to keep our country economically sound. More and more industries must recruit employees...
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Corporate Caretaking
Corporate Caretaking Smart companies are realizing that corporate caretaking is good for business. With one eye on the new demographics and the other on the bottom line, employers are wising up to the need to take care of their people if they are...
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Culture Shock
Culture Shock For Liz Wallace, the assignment sounded like an opportunity that could make her career. The promotion to vice-president of her hotel chain's Mexican division would give her valuable experience and exposure. The only drawback was that...
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Equity Theory and the Managerial Matrix
Equity Theory and the Managerial Matrix For nearly 30 years, academicians have studied, speculated about, and debated the usefulness of equity theory as an explanation for employee motivation and performance. Much of that theorizing has not been...
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Getting Them out and Getting Them Back
Getting Them Out and Getting Them Back You've decided to use a questionnaire to complement your interview and focus-group training needs assessments. You carefully construct the questionnaire, involve everyone you can think of in the development...
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Giving Back: The Secret of Creating Success
Giving Back: the Secret of Creating Success Success in the 21st century will require new, breakthrough thinking. The good news is that with the new century still 10 years away, we have time to make changes during the 1990s. The 1990s are a pivotal...
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The Development Partnership: Managing Skills for the Future
The Development Partnership: Managing Skills for the Future Management training should not stand alone. It should be a part of a total development process, with strong links to the other parts of the process. That may seem obvious, but in many situations...
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The Human Factor in Mergers and Acquisitions
The Human Factor in Mergers and Acquisitions The watchword when looking at a merger or acquisition from the employee's perspective is loss. And it is the whole sense of loss, with its feelings of mourning and anxiety, that can actually threaten a...
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The Manager as Writing Mentor
The Manager as Writing Mentor The purpose of an undergraduate degree in business is to prepare students to function successfully in the business world. The gauge of success for students and their employers is often the students' ability to progress...
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Tuning in to TV Training
Tuning In to TV Training For a fast-growing number of companies--more than 40 to date, including Hewlett-Packard, Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Federal Express, Domino's Pizza, and Aetna Life & Casualty--training employees via live, interactive, satellite...
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What to Do about Career Gridlock
What To Do About Some time ago there was a popular song called "Making It." The refrain went, "The top of the ladder is waiting for me. . . . I am making it!" Most employees today can't sing that refrain, unfortunately, and that presents organizations...
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