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A permit with an effluent limit more stringent than one based on technology performance. Such limits may be necessary to protect the designated use of receiving waters (e.g. recreation, irrigation, industry or water supply). (Definition Source: www.epa.gov)
Insurance Industry News from ProgramBusiness.comTraining Programs: 5 Steps To Success
In today's knowledge economy, training plays an essential role in growing your bottom line. Training involves two competencies: technical and emotional. It's relatively easy to acquire technical training through online and computer-based applications. In contrast, emotional training requires in-person communication. For example, online training programs can be highly effective in improving someone's ability to use accounting software. However, if the training involves an emotional topic such as sexual harassment, person-to-person instruction becomes essential.
These guidelines can help maximize your training efforts:
Develop a formal program. Commit to training as a process, not an event. Clarify your hard and soft skill-set needs, have a strategic plan, develop a budget, set a schedule, and go for it. Test training tools. Not all training tools are created equal. To test which programs are most effective have two groups of employees take separate programs. Then compare changes in the productivity of the groups. Focus on follow-up. Training lessons need reinforcement. Implement a follow-up process to help the employee incorporate what they learned during the training experience. Create incentives. If your employees don't see the benefits of training, then they're wasting their time — and your money. To provide positive employee reinforcement, stress the rewards or payoffs they can expect from the learning experience. Leverage training. To maximize the bang for your training buck, encourage employees to share their insights from training sessions with co-workers. The more this knowledge is shared, the more effective (and profitable) for all concerned. Lunchtime debriefing sessions can be one way to do this. For more information about the services and products available from Don Phin and the Employer Advisor Network, visit http://www.donphin.com.
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