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Training is an ongoing need in every company and it’s a major responsibility! An effective training program is responsible for avoiding staggering expenses and injured workers, while also motivating and training your workforce to be the best in the industry - and that will have positive effects on every department in your company. For a limited time, you can get help developing a successful program with this FREE report, 7 Strategies for Effective Training!

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An Internship of Olympic Proportions!


"Today’s Advisor reports on one journalism student’s internship at the recent Sochi Winter Olympics."

A University of Connecticut journalism student had an exciting and successful internship at the Winter Olympics thanks to her own research, her college experience, great communication by her employer, and a job description that said “expect the unexpected.”

After completing an internship at the NBC affiliate in Hartford two summers ago, senior UCONN journalism student Gabrielle Levesque decided she wanted to work on news stories, the “big pieces about things happening around the world.”

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What to Include in Orientation Training


"In yesterday’s Advisor, we got an overview of how to set up orientation training. Today, we go over a more detailed list of what topics to cover during orientation, and we showcase an online training resource that includes more than 100 interactive, ready-to-use courses on key HR topics."

In a BLR webinar titled Interviewing, Hiring, and Onboarding: Best Practices for Landing Cream-of-the-Crop Employees (and Weeding Out the Duds), Sharon P. Margello, Esq., partner in the nationwide law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., described some of the information to convey to new hires regarding work schedules, including:

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Does Your Orientation Training Program Need Review?


"Orientation training is a perennial task in every workplace. Is your orientation program keeping pace with changes in your organization? Today’s Advisor gives you a best practices overview you can use to review your own orientation process."

New hire orientation is the first step toward employee retention. A formal and well-developed new employee orientation program not only impacts the new hire but also the organization as a whole—both directly in terms of productivity, employee referrals, and retention, and indirectly, as far as employee satisfaction, culture, and safety. These can provide significant return on investment and contribute to both dollars gained and dollars saved.

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Avoid All Appearance of Sexism in Training—and Other—Employment Decisions


"In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at the fallout to a U.S. Navy captain from sexism and other offenses in mock training videos he produced. Today, we look at costly sexism charges at one company, plus we introduce an upcoming webinar on how to eliminate the key risk factors for sexism in your workplace."

Today’s Advisor contains a guest column that first appeared on HR.BLR.com, called Lessons from JPMorgan Chase’s $1.45 million EEOC settlement.

By Jamie A. LaPlante

In a much-publicized case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) obtained a $1.45 million settlement on behalf of female employees who worked in JPMorgan Chase’s Columbus, Ohio, office. The EEOC alleged that the women were subjected to a hostile work environment and were denied lucrative sales leads and training opportunities.

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Are You Vigilant to Keep Sexism Out of Training Programs?

In today’s Advisor, we publish a guest column from Mark I. Schickman of the California Employment Law Letter on mock training videos gone bad.

To Bawdily Go Where Lawman Had Gone Before

by Mark I. Schickman

These are the voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Her mission: to serve with honor, courage, and commitment, to display excellence, readiness, quality of service, and quality of life, and to be a continuing symbol of liberty, justice, and freedom.

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