Telus awarded for development system

Vancouver telecommunications firm picks up ASTD award
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2004

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t Telus, the Vancouver-based telecommunications firm recently awarded a BEST award by American Society for Training and Development, employees at all levels are expected to create a customized career development plan, which sets out personal objectives for both performance and learning, said vice-president of employee development Josh Blair.

But that’s the third step in a four-step process designed to align individual performance goals with corporate strategy. The first step involves learning what the corporate strategy is, and employees have a range of opportunities to do that via regular performance meetings with a team leader, a weekly online video, an online magazine, weekly e-letters from the CEO, or a portal providing information on business units, human resources, news developments and share prices.