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This is How We Do L&D at L&P

At Leggett & Platt, we value people who never stop learning. We hire character and train skill; we work diligently to maintain a culture of continuous improvement. That’s why we established the Learning & Development (L&D) team back in 2010: we’re a small group of passionate professionals who fill the learning needs of our salaried and corporate employees. Here’s an overview of how we do L&D at L&P:

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The Why

To put it simply, we live for the a-ha moment: that sudden realization, insight, or comprehension that happens as people learn. This neurological event, paired with the continual growth of our employees and a lasting impact for the company is our purpose, our cause. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning and come to work for Leggett & Platt every day. Continue reading

L&P Revives 1960’s Marketing Strategy: The Cat’s In That

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We’ve had a cat since 1960.

According to legend, he sneaked into our Texas spring plant, climbed a workbench, and took a catnap atop a coil. After that temporary rest on the shop floor, he found a permanent home, job, and even icon status in the marketing department.

For decades, the cat in the coil helped advertise the comfort of L&P bedding products to the outside world, but in recent years, he had retired indoors to spend his days snoozing or making occasional appearances on company t-shirts and ball caps…until now.

Strong forces are drawing him out again: the Internet’s perennial cat craze; hipsters’ affinity for all things vintage; and L&P’s broad range of non-bedding products which have never enjoyed the competitive advantage of an animal mascot. For these reasons and more, we felt it was time to get the cat out of his comfort zone and give him a chance to be the symbol for a new generation of products.

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Newest L&P Adjustable Beds Facility Featured in Florida Newspapers

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Spring Hill, FL will be home to our newest facility, adding over 120 new jobs to the region.

…Throughout the process, representatives of Leggett & Platt stressed their desire to hire from the local labor force and source suppliers within 100 miles of the facility. “When a company like Leggett & Platt moves into Pasco County, it is a huge event,” said John Hagen, president and CEO of the EDC. “The company’s pledge to source materials and services from regional companies as well as provide well-paying jobs to area residents will have a positive economic impact, not only on Pasco County, but in the Tampa Bay region as a whole.”

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New facility Also mentioned in the Tampa Bay Times > 

 

Learn about our new “high-tech products” division

LP Smart Products senior team members Jason Turner, left, Bob Vance, Caleb Browning, Vincent Lyons, Jefferson Myers and Ryan Chacon.

LP Smart Products was featured in a recent issue of Furniture Today.

“Leggett & Platt has been a leader in the hospitality industry for more than 130 years, and we are excited to continue our partnership with industry leaders from across the globe as we launch LP Smart Suite,” said Jason Turner, general manager of LP Smart Products. “We’ve seen significant demand from both our customers and end consumers, and we look forward to bringing connectivity and forward-thinking technology to the hospitality industry. Read the rest of the article >

 

6 Tips for a Great First Impression: Network Smarter Part 2

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Last week, in part one of the Network Smarter series, we talked about social media, personal brand, and your professional online presence. That may be the first step in networking but it’s certainly not the last. Here are six tips to help you make a great first impression:

1. Think about your appearance.

I agree with Oscar Wilde who said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Especially when it comes to first impressions. Initial reactions matter. Pay attention your appearance including accessories, clothes, etc., before your next meet-n-greet event. As unfair as it may seem, people will make assumptions about your personality based on what you’re wearing, your hygiene, and how you carry yourself. It’s just human nature.

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Four Questions to Ask Before Relocating & Six Things I Love About Joplin, MO

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Relocating for your career can be a stressful time. We get it. You have to consider selling your home, finding a new one, and moving your family and belongings to a new location, maybe across the country. Not to mention all the time, energy, and money it takes to do it. That’s why in January 2015 Leggett & Platt approved new company guidelines for our domestic relocations. These guidelines help our hiring managers make informed decisions on relocation packages that work for both the new employee and the company.

Relocation is just one of the many benefits you could enjoy if you choose a job with Leggett & Platt. However, please know that relocation may not be offered for every position in every location.

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