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Bob Barker Company Leads National Trend for Online Training for Employees to Better Serve Corrections Customers

By Bob Barker Company Inc
Published: 02/01/2008

Fuquay-Varina, NC – January 30, 2008: The nearly 200 employees at Bob Barker Company now have access to 3,500 world-class online business and computer training courses with the implementation of an e-Learning program. Bob Barker Company leads a national trend enabling employee utilization of new technologies at their own pace to increase their skills and provide a clearer sense of direction for upward mobility and organizational opportunities.

Bob Barker Company worked with Stone Business Professionals of Raleigh, NC to perform an extensive search for a training provider that offers affordable solutions to small and mid-sized organizations. Business Training Library was eventually selected for their cost-effective, easy to use, and customizable learning management tools. Their extensive online course catalog provides flexibility for employees across the company to log in at their convenience and access an extensive online course catalog including business professional skills, desktop computer skills and health and safety courses.

“I am extremely excited that we are able to find an e-Learning program that is accessible and beneficial for each and every employee,” said Ken Mayhew, Director of Human Resources. “Our goal is to create a World Class Continuing Education platform that will keep pace with the aggressive growth of the company and survive well into the future.”

To create excitement and adoption of the e-Learning program, Bob Barker Company developed an internal continuing education degree program that is comparable to college level education platforms complete with recognition, rewards and monetary incentives. Employee interest in e-Learning has also resulted in a surge in personal laptop orders though Bob Barker Company’s IT Department, sponsored and made affordable over time through interest-free payroll deductions.

The recommendation by the American Society for Training and Development for first time e-Learning implementers is 34% participation for a successful first full year. Bob Barker Company exceeded that national average with 37% company participation, 282 courses assigned, 92 courses completed and 55 currently in progress in just three months.

In the business for over 36 years, Bob Barker Company, Inc., offers the broadest product line and the largest inventory of detention supplies in the country to federal, state, and local government agencies and select businesses. Bob Barker Company’s corporate headquarters and primary distribution center is located in Fuquay-Varina, NC, with a state-of-the-art distribution and sales center in Ogden, Utah.
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