For one of the country’s biggest clothing retailers, dry and traditional has never been the answer. They wanted a way to bring new field employees up to speed quickly and efficiently. Emerson worked with them to create “My Foundation,” a program that builds the right skills so that field leaders, store leaders and sales associates have immediate impact on the job.

The program includes a menu of learning opportunities, covering everything from operations to leadership. New employees get the support from an on-boarding team: a manager, a peer advisor and experts to develop custom learning plans. Learning is self-paced and happens online through self-directed activities, reading and reviewing resources, or on-the-job.

The result is an efficient, targeted learning experience that’s as nimble and fresh as the company itself.