Strategic Human Resources Research

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260). Each question and subsequent answer is elements of an effective employee relations program. In the relations program development, answering just one or two of these allows for an incomplete program. Incomplete programs lead to gaps within the employee program. With gaps come unsatisfied employers and unhappy employees. If you join a company, what makes you stay? Are your skill sets being updated? Are you being challenged or appreciated? If you become complacent are you performing at the level the company needs and expects?

Create a career development planning model that incorporates attention to key development success factors.

Liz Claiborne’s talent management philosophy states that they provide a community of learning to their employees available anywhere, anytime, at any place. The performance management program provides employees who want to focus on their business goals, individual growth and career development within the company. The learning and development program concentrates on unique skills, values and behaviors essential for success (Liz Claiborne Inc, 2006, para 2). In addition to Liz Claiborne’s training and development philosophy, the company offers a generous benefits package to their employees. They believe that balancing work and life is what makes Liz Claiborne Inc. a successful company. They provide a custom fit benefit package. The employees at Liz Claiborne Inc. are also allowed a discount benefit along with the company’s generous benefit package. According to Edward Drumm, Director of Compensation and Benefits, employees receive a 35% discount on company products at its core retail stores and a 40% at company outlet stores. The company also has a semi-annual sample sale for their employees and up to two guests for each employee. The sales are excellent morale boosters and employee retention mechanisms (Gunsauley, C., 1998, para 1).
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