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Airline training alliance encourages high flyers

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article German aviation group Lufthansa is sharing its management developmentprogrammes and offering staff work experience with other companies as part of abusiness partnership. The Star Alliance was set up to encourage networking between companiesincluding DHL in the cargo business and airlines including British Midland,Singapore Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines, Dr Michael Heuser, head ofLufthansa School of Business, told delegates. Partners in the alliance can also take part in programmes at the LufthansaBusiness School, the first corporate university in Germany. “People will build professional networks along the entire value chainof Lufthansa and its partners,” said Heuser. The alliance is one of a number of initiatives to encourage networking andentrepreneurial skills among staff identified as high potential. Other initiatives include the Explorers 21 scheme which annually targetsabout 200 staff with two or more years’ tenure who are pinpointed as ‘highflyers’. The participants are offered both development programmes and on-the-jobexperience supported by their line managers. Heuser said the need to motivate and retain staff in the industry had newurgency following 11 September and the current economic crisis. “The question of retaining talent becomes even more pressing in acrisis, as this is when headhunting companies start to surf through yourcompany,” said Heuser. Airline training alliance encourages high flyersOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more