Why EBSCO’s leadership development matters

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EBSCO Industries empowers its employees to take ownership of their work while also growing them personally and professionally.  See how this Forbes’ top privately-held company develops its employees and how you can become a part of the team at EBSCO!

EBSCO Industries – A Worldwide Leader
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Birmingham-based EBSCO Industries has 6,000 employees in 25 businesses around the globe.

EBSCO is a diverse organization with many businesses, ranging from information services for libraries to real estate development to fishing lures and insurance services.

Kat Magnuson, EBSCO’s training program manager, talked with Bham Now about what sets EBSCO apart and how EBSCO is continuing to develop its employees through leadership training.

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“The opportunity here is limitless.  With so many different types of businesses all over the country and all over the world, if you have a good attitude, you like to learn, and you like to be challenged, this is a fantastic place to be.  I have been so impressed with how nice everyone here has been.”

-Kat Magnuson

As part of their core principles, EBSCO is committed to investing in people and fostering continuous improvement.

Developing Great Leaders from Within
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EBSCO recognizes the need to continue to improve leadership within the company and created a two-day course to help their employees grow as leaders.

Leading the EBSCO Way, EBSCO’s leadership training program for its employees, concentrates on four areas of focus (personal, people, thought, and results).  Each of these areas includes 3 competencies underneath which apply differently with each level of leadership.

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This course helps employees focus on targeted skills and requirements that are essential to be an effective leader at EBSCO.

“EBSCO values leaders at all levels, from the individual contributor to senior leadership.  Through this program, employees are challenged to ask themselves, ‘What skills and competencies do I need to develop so that I’m ready to step into that leadership role?’”

-Kat Magnuson

EBSCO has trained over 250 employees so far and evaluates them 3 months after the course to see how they have implemented the training.  They plan to further analyze the effect of the training with company-wide surveys in the future.

Beyond Leading the EBSCO Way, additional learning experiences and opportunities for leadership development are being established.  This innovative company clearly cares about their employees, wants them to grow personally and professionally, and to continuously improve.

Are you interested in joining this worldwide leader?  See their job openings here.

 Employees Empowerment at EBSCO
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EBSCO places a great deal of value in their employees and wants them to flourish.  Grouped into self-directed work teams, employees are given the freedom to set their own commitments in 2-week sprints.

EBSCO looks for employees who have a willingness to learn and a desire to continuously improve.

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“EBSCO prides itself on promoting from within.  If you have a good attitude, are driven, and are good at your job, EBSCO wants you to have a leadership role.”

-Kat Magnuson

With new responsibility comes new challenges.  That’s why EBSCO is committed to training its employees to be effective and successful leaders.

EBSCO’s empowerment of its employees, coupled with its commitment to excellence, make this company the innovative, worldwide leader it is today.

See how you can become a part of EBSCO’s team here!
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