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Best Practices in Human Resources – Using Internal Experts as CorporateTrainers

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, March 25th, 2013


Mark Matson VP of HR

Mark Matson, EWI’s Vice President of Human Resources

Mark Matson, EWI’s Vice President of Human Resources, has co-written an article in HR MAGAZINE entitled “Insider Trading – Internal Experts: An Effective, Affordable Way to Improve Operations, and Give These Workers Leadership Opportunities.” The piece proposes that when it comes to teaching employees about their own companies’ business processes, practices, and goals, the best trainers are likely to come from within. EWI developed its own well-received “Business Boot Camp” curriculum last year, taught by EWI “faculty” including Chris Conrardy, Suhas Vaze, Jim Tighe, Lisa Austin, John Coffey, Jon Jennings, and Phil Weisenbach, and Mark Norfolk. The training model described in the magazine article, co-authored with Dr. Lynn C. Dailey of Capital University, is based on this very successful and popular EWI course. Such programs can benefit companies in two ways: by providing customized, cost-effective ways for employees to learn about their own companies, and by turning internal experts into a core group of teachers who can articulate corporate business practices to their current and future colleagues.

Mark’s article can be found in the February 2013 issue of HR MAGAZINE, published by the Society for Human Resource Management.

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