All posts tagged "News"

  • A Workforce Development Perspective on the Recession

    Dr. Rod Nunn shares his view on what to expect about the post-recession economy, workforce trends that will significantly impact the St. Louis area, and the need to use retraining investments to address skills gaps.

    • Posted July 22, 2010
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  • The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy
    The Role of Lean in Today’s Hypercompetitive Economy

    When implemented successfully Lean delivers very high impact results. Yet it is successful in fewer than 37% of the organizations that attempt to implement it. Lean fixes do work. So how do you make lean stick?

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Measuring Employee Engagement
    “How are you doing?” Measuring Employee Engagement

    Organizations are beginning to understand the importance of employee engagement in improving production, satisfaction, attendance, and retention, but too many companies are unable to identify the actions necessary to improve engagement. The key to overcoming this obstacle...

    • Posted June 30, 2010
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  • Improve Company Performance With Employee Engagement
    Improve Company Performance With Employee Engagement

    According to research reported over the past few years, “employee engagement” is a key indicator of organizational success. Company performance can vary by as much as 28% depending on the degree of engagement of influential employees.

    • Posted June 15, 2010
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  • Customer Service Tips
    Customer Service Tips

    Loyal customers keep you in business with repeat visits and referrals. On the other hand, an unhappy customer is like a cancer cell that will spread the word of a company’s bad reputation. As a business owner,...

    • Posted May 15, 2010
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  • Customized Training Helps Missouri
    Customized Training Helps Missouri

    Funding to offset the costs of employee training and retraining.

    • Posted March 10, 2010
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  • Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis
    Lean Work Processes and the Healthcare Crisis

    Built upon three basic beliefs about the nature of work and workers, Lean work processes are having a remarkable impact on productivity, product quality, and profitability. Here’s how Lean can impact two critical healthcare issues—preventable infection rates...

    • Posted February 20, 2010
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  • Workforce Pipeline
    Keep the Workforce Pipeline Open

    Employee development at all levels needs to be a company-wide priority. It needs to be focused on creating a more agile and productive workforce.

    • Posted January 20, 2010
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  • Deal or No Deal
    Deal or No Deal

    Customers today are more and more demanding because they are smarter and have more choices. The merely satisfied customer is not necessarily going to be a loyal customer, i.e., someone who not only returns, but will promote...

    • Posted December 1, 2009
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  • Spotlight on Customer Service
    Spotlight on Customer Service

    Understanding how we define customer service starts with understanding what it is not. Right away we think of customer service as a complaint desk, but if we treat it that way, that’s what it becomes. If our...

    • Posted November 10, 2009
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