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While many distribution owners and managers are making their companies more “user-friendly” with better web tools, they aren’t investing at the same pace in the most critical part of their future – their employees. Here are four tips for talent development that will differentiate your company and strengthen its position against the threats that keep emerging daily.

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  • Talking with employees about retirement plans
  • Building "expert systems"
  • Rethinking your talent acquisition strategy
  • employee management

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This article examines the strategic decision by Atlanta, GA-based U.S. LUMBER to focus recruiting and development efforts on the millennial generation after the Great Recession.

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  • Bringing the past to the present
  • Doing more ≠ promotion
  • U.S. LUMBER’s Core Values and Purpose

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As millennials compose more and more of the workforce, here are 10 tips for how distributors can better integrate the next generation into their companies, based on MDMs reporting over the last few years.

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Being intentional about culture can help with recruiting and retaining millennials, who today compose nearly half the company. This article examines the decision by Durham, NC-based ACR Supply, where nearly half the company is comprised of millennials, 20 years ago to focus on culture and how it evolved into a place where the next generation wanted to work.

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  • Building culture in leadership’s image
  • Seeking ‘hungry, humble, smart’ employees
  • Making your workplace millennial-friendly

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