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Alec Arons, National Practice Leader Advisory Services, Experis FinanceRecorded: Feb 19 201961 mins
Experis Finance is pleased to continue our Hot Topics webinar series in 2019. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit, information security, and compliance professionals.
Our upcoming session covers Balancing the Risks of Today with an Eye on the Risks for Tomorrow.
For the internal audit function to add value when assessing and evaluating risks it is important to look at the risks that matter most today with an eye on the risks that will matter tomorrow. All functions are expected to provide assurance relative to compliance, cyber and financial reporting risks. A forward-thinking department needs to have a deeper understanding of organizational strategy, technology trends, and disruptive business trends that will impact risk in the future. Corporate audit has the data and knowledge of the business to evaluate organization maturity and agility to take on new initiatives and the related risks.
•Defining the balance between high-focus areas - cyber, compliance, and financial reporting - against disruptive trends and technology
•Assessing organizational readiness for disruption and emerging trends
•Managing expectations of the board and audit committee
Jon Moore, Editor World Tax and World Transfer PricingRecorded: Feb 14 201962 mins
Join editor Jon Moore for this exclusive webinar to learn more about the research process for World Tax and World Transfer Pricing 2020.
What to expect:
1. Preview of the 2020 questionnaire.
2. Research guidelines / timelines for surveys and interviews.
3. How firms are selected / ranked.
4. Best practice for completing submissions and client lists.
Ginger Johnson & Michael J WeberRecorded: Feb 13 201959 mins
Fraudulent wire transfers scams continue to plaque accounting firms nationwide. The FBI reports that fraudulent wire transfers have doubled since 2016. The new wave of scam e-mails have grown in their sophistication and appearance and no longer resemble clumsy “Nigeria” e-mails.
Hear directly from the insurance company and lawyers on steps to prevent these fraudulent wire transfer scams and how to deal with a claim if this happens to your firm.
Presented by Ginger Johnson & Michael J Weber - Michael J Weber Partner at Dinsmore. He focuses his practice on fidelity and surety bond claims/litigation, complex litigation, commercial law, transactional matters, general business matters/litigation and construction law. & Ginger Johnson is Specialty Claim Consultant at The Hanover Insurance Company working with Crime, Fidelity and first party Cybercrime claims up to $10M in the Management Liability Unit.
Sarah Hughes ,”The LinkedIn Lead Generation Expert” and Founder of Boost Business GrowthRecorded: Feb 12 201936 mins
Reasons to Attend:
I show you LIVE inside my LinkedIn account so you can use the same techniques to predictably fill your sales pipeline too.
Here are a further 3 valid reasons to attend:
1.You’d love to get the inside track on what I do so that you and your teams can do it too
2.I show you the 23 filters within LinkedIn to instantly pinpoint your prospects with laser precision
3.You’ve been itching to conquer LinkedIn or social selling and want to create a flow of leads.
•2 phrases in your sales team LinkedIn profiles that kill prospect conversations stone dead
•1 action that alerts you to new prospects, even without a fresh database of leads
•2 approaches to credibly grow your audience of prospects and referrers
•1 Power Play that attracts, rather than repels, your prospects.
Emilie Grunzweig, Ephy RinskyRecorded: Feb 4 201954 mins
In 2017, merchants had roughly 1.5% of their revenue consumed by false declines - legitimate orders that are rejected by merchants who either have strict rules in place, or are uncomfortable with one or more data points. So who are the people behind these false declines, and how can merchants start accepting more of their orders?
Yarden Altshul, Ephy RinskyRecorded: Feb 4 201925 mins
Ecommerce merchants spend significant time and money trying to optimize sales and the omnichannel shopping experience, only to harm revenue with conversion mistakes. This is especially the case in larger companies, as multiple stakeholders in separate departments often measure success differently. In this 30-minute webinar, held by Practical eCommerce & sponsored by Riskified, we review five mistakes from merchants that add up to lost revenue.
Iain Sinnott – Sales and Marketing director – VanillaIPRecorded: Jan 29 201931 mins
Technology is constantly evolving, and businesses are becoming more and more dependent on technology to run their businesses efficiently.
Technology is transforming businesses and disrupting entire industries. One of those industries that has been heavily affected is sales.
From prospecting to closing, today’s mobile, social, big data, and cloud technologies are revamping the sales process in ways that would have been unthinkable only a few decades ago.
As a result, many sales organizations are embracing new technologies to drive productivity, profitability, and competitive advantage to revamp the sales process.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the technological tools organizations are using to streamline the selling process:
-Sales Force Automation Systems
-Cloud-based CRM Technology
Reasons to Attend:
-Why individuals need to be involved in the choice of business productivity tools
-The different benefits different users derive
-Why learning to work with salespeople is the best way for buyers to avoid white elephants
Technology is constantly reinventing and improving, and the world is being constantly reinvented around it.
Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIMRecorded: Jan 15 201960 mins
Supply chains are becoming ever more complex, particularly with the increase in outsourcing and the advancement of multi-tiered global supply networks. More and more organisations are now faced with direct and continuously evolving operational and legislative risks as a result of global market disruption or malpractice in their supply chains.
“Supply chain risk management is the implementation of strategies to manage every day and exceptional risks along the supply chain, underpinned by continuous risk assessment with the objective of reducing vulnerability and ensuring continuity.” (Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline”)
This Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar provides participants with a glimpse of the global supply chain risk landscape. Definitions of risk management and new techniques and tactics to mitigate risk will be discussed, along with profiles of early adopters of Supply Chain Risk Management.
Attend this Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar and get a brief introduction on how to:
Identify global supply chain risks
Assess risks within your supply chain
Mitigate risks throughout your enterprise with new tools and tactics
Manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and risk
Create a resilient supply chain
Are you looking at implementing a new risk reporting framework or update one that you have already? In this webinar we will explore some of the options that are available. Learn how to get the most from tools such as risk registers, risk and control indicators and risk matrices. Consider the options available when designing reports and identify the limitations of common risk reporting practices.
Risk reporting is an important output from the risk management process and should be a key input into both strategic and operational decision making. But if the wrong tools are used or reports are poorly designed then reporting can do more harm than good. Are your reporting arrangements adding value to management decision making and promoting intelligent conversations about risk tasking and control or are they little more than a procedural exercise?
Joe Stanley-Smith, International Tax Review; Richard Asquith, AvalaraRecorded: Dec 13 201832 mins
From the April 1 2019, more than 2 million UK VAT registered businesses will face demanding new obligations from HMRC on their VAT recording and filing. This will mean that all businesses will need to upgrade to existing accounting/ERP software that is adapted for the new filing regime. Join us for an informative webinar, where our speakers will outline some of the recent developments as well as how Avalara can help ensure you are compliant with our MTD Filer software - a free Excel add-in which has an inbuilt API into HMRC's portal.
This webinar will cover:
•What MTD means for VAT registered businesses in the UK
•The latest updates from HMRC on requirements
•Clarifications on the 1-year 'soft-landing period'
•Details of a deferred MTD launch for group VAT returns (and other cases) until October 1 2019
•An end-to-end demonstration of MTD Filer.
Richard Asquith is the VP of global indirect tax at Avalara, a global transactional tax technology company. He leads Avalara’s outsourced international VAT compliance service. Richard originally qualified at KPMG in the UK, and then spent more than ten years with EY in Hungary, Russia and France.
Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWareRecorded: Dec 13 201850 mins
By 2025, it is estimated that 75% of the workforce will be millennials. With rapidly changing expectations on how, when and where employees want to work, technology is going to play an increasingly important role in attracting and retaining talent.
Join our discussion to find out how the millennial demand for mobility in the workplace could help solve the productivity crisis. Our panel of experts will share their views on:
• Understanding the needs of the millennial worker
• The key steps to providing the right technology within your digital transformation programme
• Why mobility and flexible working is the key to hiring and retaining a millennial workforce
• Demonstrating the proven link between mobility and productivity
This webinar will be hosted by Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWare. Panellists will include Andrew Fawcett, product manager, TeleWare and guest experts, Dr Lucy Green from Larato and Vicky Ryder from Microsoft
Grant Kennedy & Dr Aarti AnhalRecorded: Dec 11 201861 mins
People are the single most important asset in any organisation, yet they can often be the most vulnerable. The opportunities and threats people present to the operations and strategic objectives of their organisations constitute “people risk” – an area of risk often ignored because of the perceived complexities involved in managing it effectively. This webinar will focus on “risk intelligence”, which refers to the way in which an individual’s values, risk competences and behaviours come together to drive their perception of risk, approach to risk-based thinking and decision-making. Th webinar will introduce the diagnostic tools that can be used by organisations to evaluate the “risk intelligence” of staff, whether in the operational 1st Line, the 2nd line’s risk and compliance functions or senior management.
Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate RelationsRecorded: Dec 10 201859 mins
11 a.m Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations,
Institute of Risk Management
Introduction to the new Certificate and support from the
WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick
and the University’s Department of Politics and
11.10 Panel discussion into: What are senior
risk managers detecting in their businesses/macro/micro
environment that underlines the need for digital upskilling.
Steve Treece, CFIRM,
Head of Corporate Risk, Corporate Portfolio Office, NHS Digital
Credit Risk Skills & Risk Academy, Barclays
Stefano Capodagli, IRM Technical Specialist, Strategic Advisor & Group CRO
11.30 Trudi Mellon, Specialist Consultant – Qualifications
Projects, Institute of Risk Management
Syllabus development, key learning outcomes,
partnership with Warwick University
11.40 James McCarthy , Student Admissions, Engagement &
Institute of Risk Management
Questions, advice and guidance on the practicalities of enrolment, studying and exams
Employee expectations to technology are changing rapidly. In their personal lives they often use the very latest technology, but often that can be difficult for firms to replicate. So, BYOD is becoming increasingly attractive for many employees who would like to use the technology they know and love for business as well as pleasure.
Join our panel of experts who will explore how BYOD strategies are evolving and how Re:Call from TeleWare could be the secret weapon you didn’t know you needed.
Just 29% of UK employees work for firms that operate flexible working policies for all employees according to recent research commissioned by TeleWare.
This highlights the stark differences in how firms are creating workforces who can work flexibly in an increasingly mobile environment. One thing is certain, tools that enable employees to work wherever and whenever they want to are here to stay, but how firms deploy them could be the difference between success or failure.
Join us in the latest webinar in our mobility and productivity programme where we will share exclusive insight into mobile and flexible working practices.
Join our panel of experts to find out:
•The impact on businesses who fail to deliver changing flexible working expectations
•The technological advancements that are helping firms operate flexibly
•The benefits and the pitfalls of a more mobility enabled workforce
•The barriers to successful adoption and how you can overcome them.
Steve Haworth, CEO, TeleWare
Andrew Fawcett, Product Manager, TeleWare
Scott Peterson, VP of Tax Policy & Government Affairs; Rachel Le Mieux, CPA, CMI, SALT Partner at Peterson Sullivan LLPRecorded: Nov 15 201858 mins
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota, granting the state authority to impose sales tax obligations on out-of-state transactions. Remotes sellers will have a new set of obligations and challenges ahead of them, while states could potentially gain billions in revenue. But what does it mean for your business?
We brought in two leading tax policy experts to break down the ruling and explain:
•Whether remote sellers need to file and register in more states
•How the ruling affects future laws across other states
•How to determine whether you’re on the hook for sales tax based on where you conduct business
•Q&A from audience
About the speakers:
Scott Peterson, Vice President of Tax Policy and Government Affairs
Scott Peterson was the first executive director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board. For seven years Scott acted as the chief operating officer of an organization devoted to making sales tax simpler and more uniform for the benefit of business.
Rachel Le Mieux, CPA, CMI, SALT Partner at Peterson Sullivan LLP
Rachel has been practicing in state and local taxes (SALT) since 1985. She is a certified public accountant and a certified member of the institute (CMI) for professionals in state and local taxation. She consults with clients in a broad range of industries on state and local tax issues involving sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes, income taxes, and other miscellaneous taxes.
ISM Fellow - Ian MoyseFeb 21 201911:00 amUTC30 mins
•What it is
•What it isn’t
•Turning Social into real engagements
•Is it just LinkedIn
•Receive a Personal Action Plan
Reasons to attend
Social Selling is the new sales skill in your toolbag to help you open doors, build your own reputation & have stronger engagement with prospects. Ian Moyse, is a respected authority on Sales Leadership and the new methodology of Social Selling, sitting as a non-exec on Digital Leadership Execs, a leading Social Selling firm. He has spoken widely on Social Selling. Ian is a judge on many Sales Awards and has interviewed hundreds of Salespeople and can share in today’s market a valuable skill that can help set you apart
The CQRM (Certified in Quantitative Risk Management) has become the fastest-growing professional qualification in quantitative risk management and quantitative methods applicable to all industries. It is an international certification awarded by the International Institute of Professional Education and Research (IIPER). This webinar will showcase how individuals can maximize and update their skills, knowledge, and experience in quantitative methods and risk management, ensuring clear paths to success within their current roles as well as fast tracking to future careers.
Prof. Dr. Mun is the IIPER-CQRM Program Director, coordinating worldwide executive programs, professional accreditations, and education standards in quantitative methods and risk management, and is also responsible for ensuring high-quality teaching and continuing education among the IIPER Certified Trainers.
Mark Elwood - Marketing Director, TeleWareFeb 27 201910:00 amUTC45 mins
Mobile working is happening in increasing numbers of businesses. The prize is enormous for businesses who get mobile working right in terms of productivity improvements and happier employees. However recent research carried out on behalf of TeleWare highlight several challenges employers and employees face with increasingly mobile workforces.
So, why aren’t more businesses and employees getting more benefits out of mobile working?
Join our panel discussion to find out more about these insights and toget all your questions answered live on how to overcome these challenges.
Topics we plan to cover:
• The top 3 challenges employees face when working remotely
• Is GDPR holding you back unnecessarily?
• Which types of applications, unified communications and collaboration tools are making an impact
• Why cloud communication technology is crucial to mobility, productivity and connectivity
As well as sharing exclusive content, there will be opportunities to ask our expert panellists about any burning issues around mobile working beforehand or during the webinar. So, if there is anything you would like to cover, please get in touch.
Marketing Director, Mark Elwood will host the session and he will be joined by experts:
• Steve Haworth – TeleWare CEO
• Nigel Simpson – Sales Manager
ISM Fellow, Steve BurtonMar 12 20192:00 pmUTC30 mins
Let’s face it… selling isn't easy. Sometimes it seems easier to lure a ravenous lion with a lettuce leaf than hit your monthly sales target. Even the best, most seasoned salespeople will feel pressurized from time to time and result in them not hitting the target. It’s this pressure that spawns excuses – excuses that detract attention away from a salesperson’s performance (or lack of it).
I hate hearing excuses; it feels like people are trying to blame others rather than accepting their own failings. But what are the top excuses you’ll hear from a salesperson?
ISM Fellow - Andrew GrantMar 21 201911:00 amUTC30 mins
Why you should attend:
An up to date analysis of the UK supermarket sector - mergers, acquisitions, consolidation, relentless pressure - but why no all-out price war for the past 15 plus years - would Amazon's entry be the final straw?
What you will learn
•Unmissable for anyone selling into the UK supermarkets
•Get yourself fully up to date with the latest changes that could impact your business
•Delivered by an acknowledged industry expert
Jim Bloomfield & Sarah Clapperton - Director, Bloojam Consulting LtdApr 9 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
Reasons to Attend:
The Acuity® for Strategic Sales model has been designed by Business Psychologists to enable organisations to develop high performing salespeople and to recruit new sales talent.
By reviewing credible research from 30 years of scientific studies into sales behaviours, the Acuity® for Strategic Sales model identifies the 9 key sales capabilities that determine success. Aimed at Sales Directors and Sales Managers this webinar will share with you how you can measure these sales capabilities in your team to drive sales performance.
Environmental drivers that require a change in sales behaviours
What to look for in your sales teams:
•Personal Drive- Describes why an individual enjoys sales activities and whether they will seek to perform at a consistently high level.
•Sales Focus- Describes what the individual does to understand the client and the relevant economic and industry drivers, to use this knowledge to provide insight and solve customer problems, and to seize opportunities to create momentum in the sale.
•Interpersonal Insight- Describes how the individual interacts with the customer, through appreciating the perspective of the other party, modifying their behaviour in a way that is appropriate to the situation and developing relationships and connections internally and externally.
ISM Leader: Ruta Misiunaite, Senior Business Development Manager, IRI UKApr 18 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Have you already failed your New Year’s resolutions? Are you dreading coming into work on Mondays? Are you in need of some motivation to kick-start your goals and finish 2019 with a bang? Then you’re in luck because this webinar is meant for you!
Within four short years, Ruta Misiunaite has progressed from being the most junior sales person in the company with no prior sales experience to one of the Senior Business Development Managers at IRI UK, responsible for going after £39m worth of key prospects’ business. The key driver behind Ruta’s success is her relentless focus on continuous personal development and passion for learning everything there is about being a great salesperson.
In this first installment of our three-part series on Personal Development Essentials, Ruta will show you how to set quality goals that are challenging, exciting, and help you fall in love with what you do. Don’t wait for a Monday or January 1st to start working on your goals and sign up to this webinar now!
●Tips & tricks that will help uncover what truly motivates you to get up in the morning
●Simple tools to help write a quality goal that makes you feel excited about realising your full potential
●Easy to implement techniques to ensure you stick to your goals throughout the whole year
ISM Leader: Ruta Misiunaite, Senior Business Development Manager, IRI UKApr 23 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Have you set yourself a quality goal and you get the things started, but you’re don’t know where to start? Well then, it sounds like you’re in need of some help building a solid plan!
During this second instalment of our Personal Development Essentials, Ruta will talk you through the importance of having a personal development plan and show you how to write an effective and actionable plan that helped her progress from being the most junior sales person in the company with no prior sales experience to one of the Senior Business Development Managers within 4 short years.
• Clear understanding of why having a solid plan is so important in successfully achieving your goals
• Practical advice on how to use reverse engineering to create an effective personal development plan
• Tips on what to do when you feel that you’re not getting anywhere close to achieving your goals or if your goals are not exciting to you anymore.
ISM Fellow - Ian MoyseApr 25 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
•Key metrics to address to transform a sales team
•What the board wants to see
•How to make a positive personal impact
Reasons to attend:
In today’s selling world, Sales Leaders often hit roadblocks, start new roles and need to make an impact and find it harder and harder to make their mark. Ian Moyse has achieved success in firms running large multi-national teams, smaller startup’s needing to ramp and in joining companies needing sales fixing or acceleration and speaks often on fundamental approaches to driving sales growth and performance. If you take one new idea or focus away, it is with your 30 mins to attend this webinar.
ISM Leader: Ruta Misiunaite, Senior Business Development Manager, IRI UKMay 2 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
Reasons to Attend:
You have set yourself an exciting goal. You’ve come up with a solid step-by-step plan of how to achieve it. But you just can’t find the time in your busy schedule to work on it? You’re not alone!
In the final installment of Personal Development Essentials, Ruta will show how she managed to find 100+ hours a year of her time for personal development whilst keeping up with her day to day activities. Make sure you find time for what’s important and sign up to this webinar now!
• An overview of what’s getting in the way of you achieving your goals
• Simple mindset tricks to help you achieve your goals quicker and with more ease
• Practical tips on how to carve out at least 15mins for personal development each day
Stella Dixon - Training Manager, Aggregate IndustriesMay 23 201910:00 amUTC30 mins
A suggested approach to developing commercial skills in Business Graduates in the construction industry.
Reasons to attend
Commercial awareness is one of the key attributes cited by many employers as being essential to employability, but unfortunately, one that many people seem unable to demonstrate. It comes up time and time again in job advertisements, discussions between recruiters and on careers guidance websites. But what does 'Commercial Awareness' really mean, and how can you develop it?
Andre Andersen, Motivational guide and trainerJul 25 201910:00 amUTC45 mins
Reasons to Attend:
Leading yourself or others, it doesn’t matter. At the end of each day, we are all looking for meaning and purpose for what and why we get out of bed every morning.
It's an important aspect that impacts our daily lives.
As a business and leader, you play an instrumental role in helping your employees finding purpose, and it should start with your business being 'purpose-driven' instead on 'product/solution' driven.
Many employees feel that they are just working for a paycheck and aren’t contributing to the greater good of society.
Without a sense of purpose, it’s difficult for employees to connect with their work and their company. Working with a sense of purpose boosts employee motivation, productivity, morale, and overall job satisfaction.
- What is purpose or meaning?
- How do I find it?
- How can I help others to find it?
- Why should I care?