Work and Training
We develop training tools and programs that help professionals perform their jobs more efficiently and safely. Our work focuses on developing evidence-based training tools for professionals and on evaluating the impact of training. For example, AIR led the development of industry-leading programs like TeamSTEPPS™, the federal standard for medical team training programs, and supports its implementation at health care systems throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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AIR and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have created a new examination for assessing the human resource (HR) knowledge of graduating college students seeking HR careers.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have worked with AIR since 2002 to identify best practices and set the standard for medical team training. A major result of this partnership was the development of TeamSTEPPS™ or Team Strategies and Tools for Enhancing Performance and Patient Safety.
Developed in a joint effort in 2003 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Veterans Administration’s National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS), the Patient Safety Improvement Corps (PSIC) is one of the largest federal patient safety initiatives.
Soft skills training must work equally well for all youths regardless of their employment barriers, including youths with disabilities
Soft skills, the employability skills that speak to a worker’s interpersonal skills and character, rose to prominence in the early 1990s as a critical component of worker productivity with the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). Today, the need to coach new hires about soft skills is an accepted fact among employers and those who prepare individuals for the workforce.