Invista is proud to introduce our new intern, Alana Yang! We are very excited to have her for the next six months assisting our marketing efforts. Alana is starting her senior year at the University of Puget Sound in the fall and will be graduating next May with a degree in communications, with an emphasis…

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  The double-loop model is critical in vertical leadership development.  Most leaders believe they are acting in ways that are inclusive and respect diversity.  Yet there are ongoing examples of people not feeling included, not feeling respected, and feeling singled out because of how they identify.  More work needs to be done to close the…

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IPS delivered 1.5 days of Sexual Harassment Prevention training for employees at Concrete Technology Corporation, who operates a 30-acre pre-stressed concrete plant in Tacoma’s Tideflats.  Thousands of bridges, buildings, piers, tanks, floats and other structures throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have been built with Concrete Tech products. IPS developed an hour-long training module that…

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Since 2010, we’ve helped Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc. (FPL) exceed their employee development goals through customized leadership programs designed specifically for their needs. As a subsidiary of Umpqua Bank, FPL is a direct provider of small-ticket commercial equipment leases that help companies to grow by financing their acquisition of new and used equipment. We developed and…

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According to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald, Ray Tomlinson, the man credited with founding email, has passed away at the age of 74. A team of computer programmers at research and design company, Bolt Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies) in Cambridge, Mass., began experimenting with internal messaging in 1971. Tomlinson had an idea to…

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We at Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) strive to source the very best talent and match their skills, knowledge and past experience to each client’s individual needs. Katherin Scott has been facilitating training and providing employee coaching as one of our Instructional Facilitators since the inception of IPS. Her mission is to help people have better lives. …

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Performance Improvement is about applying a systematic process for analyzing human performance gaps and for closing them. Join Rita Carson and the South Puget Sound Interest Group on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to discuss the topic of Performance Improvement with a group of other Talent Development professionals.   As a result of this discussion, you will…

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If you’re reading this then good business writing is important to you either as a reader, or as a writer yourself. Business writing is everywhere. Think about where you use business writing. E-mail, resumes, memos, contracts, performance reviews, meeting requests, reports, business proposals, investor relations are all examples of where we find critical business writing…

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Previously Invista was able to help you access the Job Skills Program Grant or the Customized Training Program.  http://www.sbctc.edu/for-employers/grants-loans.aspx This new program is yet a third grant to offset the cost of training your employees.  In addition to training, the WorkStart partnerships are able to help with all aspects of recruiting–posting, screening, interviewing and assessing…

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Assuming you have become aware of the ‘hype’ surrounding the new Open Badge phenomena, has your organization considered using them?  Companies like IBM have definitely and FULLY bought into their use. Wikipedia supplies this basic information about Open Badges:  “The badges issued by the Open Badges project are digital indicators of skills learned inside or…

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