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Onboarding of new employees should be a process, not an event. It starts when the new employee walks in the front door and doesn’t end until they are fully integrated into the company. New employee orientation, no matter how well done, is only one small part of the process. Successful … Read More

Bullying in the Workplace

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Bullying is a problem that has always been around but that is becoming less accepted, especially in the workplace. It is joining the ranks of harassment and discrimination as behaviors that employers need to worry about. A proactive approach to bullying protects both employees and the employer. Bullying takes several … Read More

Getting the Job Done

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At the Compete Smart conference for Montana’s manufacturers, I attended break-out sessions on Value Stream Mapping and Training Within Industry. The names sound very different and they come from very different methods, but I was struck by the fit between them. Value stream mapping is done from the perspective of … Read More

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