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The workforce is changing rapidly, and frankly, there’s no sign of it slowing any time soon. Short-term and temporary workers make up roughly 34% of the U.S.’s workforce today, accounting for nearly $57 billion annually. As an employer, it’s crucial to understand their expectations and know how to attract the right talent for your team, while balancing the needs of your entire workforce.
During this webinar, PeopleReady’s Rick Betori, Head of JobStack Operations & Innovation, and Nancy Stachnik, JobStack Product Manager will:
• Discuss the changing workforce and expectations and what that
means for you
• Share tips and insights on ways to embrace technology
• Introduce the JobStack app and share how it can be a game changer in how you recruit talent moving forward
“Self-Directed” is not a legally defined term, but an industry term for an account that allows the account holder to choose his or her own investments. It is an IRA that can accommodate Real Estate related investments along with a virtually unlimited list of other asset types!
Whether you want to use IRA 401k money to buy real estate, make loans or buy notes, this course will teach you how to make it happen. Learn how to create the right investment vehicle, write an offer, finance investments with retirement accounts, and sell your investment today.
Invest in what you know and make REAL investments for a secure future!
On this week’s episode of the Real World IoT Podcast, host Ken Briodagh discusses why satellite connectivity is crucial to the productivity of the Oil & Gas Industry with Data Services Manager at Globalstar, Marty Jefferson.
In this session you will learn how to comply with new DOL requirements for tip pools, requirements to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs, disabilities and pregnancy-related limitations, and how to handle transitioning and transgender employees. We will cover the latest trends in local and state laws as related to criminal background checks, sick leave, scheduling, and mandates for housekeeping employees. We will have a timely discussion about how to prevent and respond to harassment and how to avoid becoming the next #MeToo employer.
Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has seen major volatility with the price of oil as high as $130 per barrel to as low as $30 per barrel. Today we are seeing an outburst of start-ups and a changing culture that is founded on innovation. The industry is currently witnessing the “Golden Age” of emerging technology developments and is poised to benefit from innovation designed to help the upstream oil and gas industry reduce costs and improve recovery rates. While some oil & gas companies are developing unique innovations themselves, the industry is benefiting from a surge in start-up companies focused on digital transformation and radical change proving that the oil and gas start-up ecosystem is alive and growing.
• Discover start-up companies that are providing innovative solutions to industry challenges
• Hear real success stories and pain points from start-ups
• Interact with start-up companies
The global energy transition is underway and is being led by renewable energy. Massive capital investment is being made in transforming the global power infrastructure; over $200 billion was invested globally in wind and solar in 2017. The fundamentals of the market are being challenged, creating growth opportunities for new players to disrupt the market and forcing existing players to innovate or gradually cede market position.
· Gain insight into the key global growth hotspots within the power sector.
· Understand the latest dynamics of the market and the main disruptors.
· Learn how to innovate and about new business strategies for the future
Join Ben Easterling, Strategic Alliance Lead for the AT&T Smart Cities Business Unit and Steve Brumer, Partner with 151 Advisors, a leader in providing Advisory and Strategic services around “Monetizing the Connected World” for a 60 minute open discussion on Smart Cities and Smart Buildings and the commercialization aspects of them.
Topics will include:
- Where is the money in supplying products and services?
- What is the true meaning of ROI in the Smart Cities and Smart Buildings space?
Key Takeaways will focus on where should you focus your time, energy and efforts within this space and drive revenue.
Regulatory guidelines and budgetary constraints have long shaped grid investments. The primary focus is to ensure that the electric grid is available at all times and is resilient to any disruption. This has been a relatively predictable task until now. As more households gain access to and embrace disruptive devices such as smart home devices, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources, to what degree are utilities prepared to manage these changes and what sort of role and influence will they have in the future?
· Get an in-depth view of emerging and cutting-edge solutions that are transforming the digital grid space.
· Learn about grid modernization initiatives.
· Obtain insight on key stakeholders to determine who would be ideal strategic partners.
When managing process safety and asset integrity issues, corrosion is a pervasive and complex problem. The serious risks are of global concern and cause material waste, plant shutdowns, and safety hazards.
However, corrosion can be prevented or managed in various ways: selecting the right materials, using inhibitors, design modifications, etc. The challenge is finding an engineering solution that has relevant and trustworthy answers & insights all in one place.
Knovel contains trusted & vetted best practice guidelines, case studies, property data, interactive content and more so engineers have confidence to solve corrosion problems.
In this webinar, see how Knovel can help save you time and cost the next time you have a corrosion challenge.
Join this webinar hosted by Frost & Sullivan and hear from Smart Water Networks North American Alliance experts discuss the cyber security landscape in the water utility industry and best-practice solutions to ensure a secure future.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
- Understand critical cyber security challenges and weaknesses in the water utility industry
- Identify best practices to help your organization tackle cybersecurity challenges
- Learn about public initiatives and regulatory efforts to promote cybersecurity initiatives
On this week’s episode of Real World IoT Podcast, Eric Hall, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Site 1001, discusses how interoperability among connected devices will really make our cities smart with our host Ken Briodagh. Site 1001 is the developer of an intelligent facilities management IoT platform that uses core building information, building systems, and sensor data in combination with a powerful machine learning engine to put the “smart” in “smart buildings.” Cloud-based, mobile first, and location-aware, Site 1001 helps building owners, operators and facilities managers improve whole building performance by delivering detailed operations and maintenance information on every building component, from the major mechanical and electrical systems down to the wall and floor finishes, when and where it’s needed.
From February 2018, Ambirad, Airbloc and Benson will be brought together under a single brand: Reznor.
Reznor, in association with Heating and Ventilating Review, will be hosting a free webinar which will discuss how the brand transition coincides with a number of new product developments, and a portfolio which is now fully compliant with Energy related Products (ErP) regulations.
Improving your research success, saving you time, and providing quality and relevant content are Engineering Village’s goals.
Join us to learn how Engineering Village helped users like you discover top quality engineering research content faster in 2017. Plus, we’ll preview how 2018’s additions will further your research success.
• Numeric filtering: Engineering Village is the only platform that enables numeric searching across Compendex and Inspec, helping engineers and researchers to discover results that may not have been uncovered via traditional text searching.
• IEEE standards: Compendex on Engineering Village now allows you to discover technical standards alongside the guidance on how to achieve them.
• Updated user interface: See how our modern interface improves navigation while keeping the same high-quality functionality that our users rely upon.
• Preview of 2018: Be among the first to preview what Engineering Village has in store for 2018.
There are many considerations when it comes to choosing your fiber termination method – from the number of connections and the application being supported, to performance and overall required time to go live. While pre-terminated fiber solutions offer significant benefits in terms of factor-terminated performance and ease of deployment, they do require proper planning and predetermining of lengths, as well as longer lead times. Choosing a field termination method like fusion splicing or mechanical splice connectors comes with its own set of additional considerations, including cost, required skill set and labor efficiency. This webinar will examine the various types of fiber termination methods available today, providing pros and cons of each method and basic considerations to help you choose the fiber termination that’s right for your specific fiber deployment, including key questions to ask and termination time comparisons and analysis.
This talk will explore the evolution of multimode fiber from inception to current time against the historical transceiver roadmap. We will explore various transceiver form-factors with respect to capability, technology risk, density and cost vs. fiber types that have been deployed (and those yet to be widely deployed). Both transceivers and supported fibers will also be discussed with respect to the evolution of standards that support them.
Attendees will earn 1 BICSI CEC.
On December 13, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Tony DeGeorge, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Tony will discuss this year’s industry performance and share projections for 2018.
What’s Better Than a 1031? A 1031 Plus! Many hotels use Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer capital gains taxes by selling a property and reinvesting the proceeds into a new property—referred to as a “1031 exchange.” Join us for this webinar and learn how to turn a 1031 transaction into a robust resource by eliminating the negatives and adding elements that enhance your bottom line with the help of this well-used section of the IRC.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee is issuing a Category 8 cabling systems update. Join this webcast to learn the details.
>> Mark Mullins - Global Communications Manager, Fluke Networks
Mark is one of the founding members of Fluke Networks, starting in 1993. He has been involved in all of the key areas of the business, including cable testing, network troubleshooting and analysis. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Washington.
>> Frank Straka - Product Line Manager, Panduit
Frank Straka manages Panduit’s copper and fiber cable product lines. Frank holds multiple degrees in both engineering and business, including a BSEE, MSEE, and MBA. He holds 26 patents in copper connectivity and cable design. Frank is active in the TIA TR42.7 standards group, which developing new standards to support new applications like 25 and 40GBASE-T, 100W PoE++ and NBASE-T. He has spoken at multiple conferences such as BICSI, IWCS, and the Ethernet Summit on new copper developments.
The building and construction industry is trailing other industries due to slow digital transformation. The need to boost productivity and minimize project overruns, and the reliance on unskilled labor, are top drivers for IT adoption. This analysis on the building and construction industry’s journey to digital transformation shows the fundamental issues in the industry and identifies strong growth opportunities.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· The buildings and construction sector has been troubled with low productivity, slow adoption of technology innovation, issues with the labor market, and burdensome process and performance management. Lean construction with an emphasis on efficiency and productivity is key for industry transformation.
· Learn why digital transformation must be part of the corporate strategy.
· With the construction industry’s low productivity and R&D spending, the need for better performance management, proper planning and sufficient communication utilizing technological innovation are critical.
The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge. This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastructure; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.
>> Don Byrne, Managing Director, Metrix411
>> Phillip Marangella, VP of Business Development, Cloud and IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX
Business conditions for the environmental industry are currently strong, particularly in infrastructure, transportation and commercial development markets. Still, forecasters are predicting the market will begin to experience recessionary conditions in the next 18-24 months. What’s your strategic plan? Are you positioned to benefit from any market changes, and what will be the opportunities and challenges?
Join us for this timely webinar and come away armed with the tips you need to position your firm for growth. Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group Founder and CEO, will give attendees proven strategies for developing an effective strategic growth plan. Topics will include: what markets are hot and not; strategic growth plans for expanding into new markets and geographies; improving key performance metrics to support investment strategies; and opportunities for using M&A as a growth strategy. This includes companies that may be considering selling and merging with a new, larger strategic partner.
Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a fully 5G-connected environment.
This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to autonomous capabilities.
>> Jill North, Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
>> Robert Grant, Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft
>> Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
>> Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
The updated SOP was released by the SBA last Friday.
EDR is pleased to host Part II of last week’s webcast where we’ll focus exclusively on changes to the environmental guidelines. This 20-minute webinar is a must attend for anyone originating SBA 504 or 7a loans.
Version J of SOP 50 10 5 represents the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). EDR’s James Haberlen will provide a timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the SBA’s approval.
EDR will share the late-breaking changes to the SBA’s SOP 50 10 5—the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). Speakers will share details on the changes coming out October 1 and effective in January 2018. Don’t miss this timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the agency’s approval. Benefits:
-latest statistics on SBA lending volumes
-a primer on SBA’s tiered process for environmental investigations
oin Literacy experts Jane Eyre, Open Eyre Consultancy, Christine Cork, Target Literacy and Richard Michael, Texthelp to hear how addressing literacy at the beginning of Secondary School can really benefit your whole school literacy approach. Topics covered will include:
How to spot the signs of low literacy
Tips and tricks to intervene
Tools to help with whole school literacy improvement
You’ll also get to hear about Read&Write, a tool that’s helping millions of students worldwide improve their literacy.
Despite the doomsday headlines about store closures, there is a great deal of excitement and energy in the retail sector. Demand is high for redeveloping older, obsolete sites in areas with promising demographics. Technology is playing an important role is helping retailers identify the most promising sites quickly and efficiently while proactively managing risk. This webinar brings together retail sector experts Gregg Katz from the Atlanta Shopping Center Group and Stephanie Cegielski from ICSC to address the latest trends impacting the retail sector and how technology and data play a key role in site selection. The session is moderated by Dan Welby from EDR.