After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs.
The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises.
But according to data from industries including academia, health care, technology, manufacturing, retail, sports, and business services, people are actually “unconsciously incompetent” in a typical 20% to 40% of areas critical to their performance.
Kurt’s organization had been seeing an erosion of sales, and was truly in need of a turnaround. Then he and his team learned to ignite their selling potential. The results were positive - and dramatic.
We were delighted to learn that Dan Frank and Jim Frank have assumed new leadership roles at Wheels, Inc. Dan has been elevated to CEO and Jim has been named Executive Chairman of the Board. Jim’s father Zollie founded the venerable company in 1939 and, not so incidentally, founded the fleet leasing and management industry. What a splendid heritage! Congratulations to both Jim and Dan.
Subrogation could sound a bit, shall we say, dull. But don’t be deceived -- accidents will happen and they won’t all be your driver’s fault. Read Bob Glose’s excellent article in the ‘On Fleet Driver Management’ column to learn the five essential steps to the subrogation recovery process. Lots of money is at stake here.
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Uber launched a new tool yesterday to teach users how to sign simple phrases in American Sign Language for better communication with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The website, ubersignlanguage.com, is an extension of an outreach effort launched by the company in 2015 to recruit more drivers from the deaf community.
Now when you get matched with a deaf driver, you are offered the option of learning a few ASL signs in the app.
After more than a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel.
This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023.
“General Motors believes the future is all-electric,” says Mark Reuss, the company’s head of product. “We are far along in our plan to lead the way to that future world.”
By Jay Atcheson, Vice President of Marketing
Organizations with a global footprint rely on a partner with the reach, resources and experience to support their objectives, deliver results and manage their global fleet policies at both local and regional levels.
“Implementing a global fleet management program can be complex and time-consuming, but with the right process and partners in place, it can produce tangible results,” says Jim Halliday, President and CEO, Element Fleet Management International. “Global fleet management programs benefit fleet managers as they strive to design and implement unique solutions and manage assets across multiple countries. A single dedicated global account team with localized support works to harmonize fleet policies, and lower total cost of ownership while proprietary digital tools provide fleet performance visibility and optimization across all geographies.”
INRIX published research on the worst traffic hotspots in America. Using INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, INRIX analyzed and ranked more than 100,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested U.S. cities.
New York had more traffic hotspots (13,608) than any other city analyzed. However, Los Angeles topped the ranking with the highest overall Impact Factor, due to the severity as well as the high number of hotspots (10,385). This also means L.A. pays the highest price, with congestion at these locations potentially costing drivers $91 billion by 2026, if congestion doesn’t improve.
eDriving is expanding the range of offerings that incorporate its flagship Mentor by eDriving with FICO Safe Driving Score.
The announcement is being made following the TU 2017 Connected Car Insurance Conference and marks the company’s concerted and expanded effort to further engage with the insurance industry as indicated by its broadening insurance solutions focusing on acquisition, retention, risk reduction and usage-based insurance (UBI).