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Sep
08

An Insider’s Look At Talent Systems

TrainingPros continues our Learning Views webinar series in partnership with Harrisburg University, and we are delighted to offer this event. Join us to hear from Keith Meyerson, Vice President of Talent Management, Santander Consumer, help attendees navigate the minefield of LMS or TM technology selection using real-world examples. This session will focus on how best to address the selection process as well as discuss the reality of what the systems can do versus how vendors sell them.

  • Topic: Secrets from the Darkside: An Insider’s Look at Talent Systems
  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST (60 minute session)
  • Cost: Free, but space is limited. Please register early
  • Speaker: Keith Meyerson, Vice President of Talent Management, Santander Consumer
  • Register: Secrets from the Darkside: An Insider’s Look at Talent Systems
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Apr
14

Are We In Compliance?

For a number of years, I worked in the training department of a large telecommunications company. As one of our core missions, we handled the training for the large force of technicians. In addition to the various technical topics, we were also asked to care for safety training for that population. That meant that we needed to ensure that all 50,000 technicians who were located across a very large geographic area received the proper subset of 17 safety courses every two years. Needless to say this was a massive job, but it gave me an understanding of many different aspects of training administration that I have carried forward in my career.

At the time, the company was implementing its first corporate learning management system (LMS) and the “interface” was between a centralized group of people who manually entered data and paper training records that came in from the various garages. Self-service was still a distant dream. What became clear early on was that the process used by the garages to track training on paper was a lot more stable than either our system or our processes to get that data into the system. This should not have surprised us; telephone company field service had been doing the same job in roughly the same way for most of the past 100 years.

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