People-powered lean: getting the right people on the bus and keeping them

Monday, Oct. 19 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Jr. Ballroom B, 3rd floor MW/22

Increase workforce productivity and reduce total cost of labor

Deliver the high-performing new talent your organization needs to improve business performance; advance your recruiting, hiring, training and retention practices; improve workforce productivity and reduce your total cost of labor as you move from a passive to an active recruiting and retention model; meet challenges of controlling overtime costs and over-reliance on temporary workers.


Learn how to improve your business performance by recruiting, hiring, training and retaining the best talent with the highest potential. Overcome challenges such as out-of-control overtime costs, over-reliance on temporary workers, aging of the workforce and difficulty in finding the right talent. Hear how to move from a passive to an active recruiting and retention model. Discover how to identify potential barriers in hiring and onboarding practices. Support organizational requirements as you compress the hiring cycle, improve outcome metrics and deliver high-performing new employees to hiring managers. Accelerate workforce productivity improvement and total cost of labor reduction. Hear about continuous improvement, employee engagement, leadership/leader standard work and strategy. 


Training Modernization Group, Inc. (TMG)'s mission is building programs and systems to provide clients with employees with the right skills at the right time and cost, in the right numbers, for improved business performance.  This team of highly-engaged professionals provides values-driven program management services. Its vision is for every client to have an agile, competent workforce moving at the speed of the business. The firm, a recipient of numerous awards for practice excellence, is committed to continuous improvement and strives for long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with partners.

Speakers: Joe Barto IV / Thomas Barto
Joe Barto IV, a program manager, has been a member of the Training Modernization Group, Inc. team since 2007. He was certified as a lean six sigma black belt by the U.S. Navy. He has led continuous improvement projects for Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, BAE Systems Ship Repair and other organizations. He previously worked as a shipfitter at the Newport News Shipyard. He is a member of the Hampton Roads Quality Management Council (HRQMC).
Thomas Barto, program manager and operations manager for Training Modernization Group, Inc., has worked for the firm since 2011. He works within various industries to implement talent acquisition and retention systems, as well as team engagement and leaders development programs. He has served as program manager for TMG’s Vet-STRONG program and as the program manager for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program. After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, he was a contracts manager for five years at various government contracting companies.