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ASTD Best Webcast Series: Migros Retail Academy: Success Formula for Results

Friday, November 1, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Demir Aytaç, Chief Human Resource Officer, Migros

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2013 BEST winner, the Migros Retail Academy, had a mountain of challenges to overcome in developing its workforce. Chief among the challenges is that there is no formalized education program in Turkey that prepares people for a career in retail. In order to have knowledgeable employees, the company needed to start from square one—and make sure that the training delivered to employees aligned with business goals and the needs of multiple stakeholders. Strategic objectives of the company. Individual and industry needs. All of these things need to blend together via learning in an engaging way that allows the company—and its employees—to continue to grow and succeed. This session will share insights and tips about how the learning function at Migros tackled this big challenge.

In this webcast, you'll learn:

  • How to establish a succesful corporate academy
  • The importance of understanding business needs and being aligned across lines of business
  • Managing different generations in the workforce.


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Demir Aytaç
Demir Aytaç

Chief Human Resource Officer, Migros

Demir Aytaç, born in 1957, completed his undergraduate studies at the Illinois University, faculty of business administration, before going on to study a postgraduate degree at the same university in the faculty of social sciences.

Between the years 1995 and 1999 he worked as an assistant general manager in KAV Danismanlik Pazarlama Tic. A.S. and then as general manager in KAV Ambalaj. From 1999 to 2003 he worked as assistant general manager and then general manager in Düzey, a marketing company and an affiliate of Koç Holding.

In 2004 Migros appointed Aytaç as assistant general manager responsible for sales. In August 2008 he took on his current position as chief human resource officer responsible for human resources, training, and industrial relations in Migros.

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