Toyota offers free advice to HUD on speeding up the process without sacrificing quality

The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) in Washington has a goal to cut the amount of time it takes to hire new employees without sacrificing the quality of candidates. HUD is hoping that Toyota will help it not only expedite the federal hiring process but improve various other “lines of business,” including grants management and public housing financing.

Toyota, which is offering its services pro-bono, had two key areas of focus for HUD; continuous improvement and respect for people. Department officials believe that the philosophy’s bottom-up, rather than top-down, approach will empower employees and increase the odds that improvements will stick long after the current presidential administration is gone.

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