The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce
IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?
During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.
By participating in this webinar, you will:
Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team
* NOTE: This event qualifies for 1 CPE credit.
Experis is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Should this course need to be cancelled or rescheduled by Experis, a 24-hour notice will be provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact Learning & Development at 414-319-3400.
RecordedJan 17 201760 mins
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How are companies approaching digital transformation and driving it forward? Technology, process, talent -- What critical components define success? What processes are organizations planning to digitize in the near term and what are the skill sets required to drive digital transformation forward?
Join us as we dig into the answers to these important questions from organizations that are navigating digital transformation in the changing world of work. You’ll gain a view into how other tech leaders are approaching digital transformation and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization
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The Future of IT Webinar Series: Virtual Reality - How has VR changed your strategy?
How are companies using virtual reality today? How do they plan to incorporate the use of virtual HW and SW into processes? What skills do they need to develop on their teams to do that successfully? Join us as we tackle these critical questions and dig into the practical answers from organizations that are navigating the changing world of work right now. You’ll gain a view into how other tech leaders are approaching these opportunities and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization.
Dan DeCloss, PLEXTRAC | Karma Lama, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC | Manny Moyosore, CLEAR CHANNEL | Cesiah Kessler, EXPERIS
Has risk of data breaches and malware increased as companies move to more virtual work? For companies moving toward the cloud faster, what are the skills they'll need on their team? And when planning for security enhancements within an organization, who should be involved in the process? Join us as we tackle these critical questions and dig into the practical answers from organizations that are navigating the changing world of work right now. You’ll gain a view into how other tech teams are tackling major concerns brought on by the global pandemic and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization.
Elliott Potter | Linqapp, Dave Toole | Gig Economy Group, John Hagel III | Center for the Edge
How are you leveraging a flexible workforce within technology? How has your IT turnover rate changed and what do you anticipate it will look like in the future? What type of knowledge transfer plans do you have in place and how are you ramping up temporary team members rapidly?
Join us as we tackle these critical questions and dig into the practical answers from organizations that are navigating the changing world of work right now. You’ll gain a view into how other tech teams are tackling major concerns brought on by the global pandemic and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization.
• Elliott Potter, Co-Founder and CEO, Linq
• Dave Toole, CEO, Gig Economy Group
• John Hagel III, Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge
Moderated by Cesiah Kessler, Senior Regional Vice President at Experis North America
Tim Lietz, CIA, CRMA – Director Risk Advisory Services and Deron Rossi, CFS – Fraud Subject Matter Expert, Experis Finance
Fraud Risks are Increasing...Why is this happening to organizations? Where could fraud occur in your organization? What should organizations be doing to mitigate this growing risk?
Fraud is typical in almost every organization today, usually occurring at the level of 5-10% of annual revenue. Today's pandemic is impacting employees in many ways, including increased financial stress, which is enhanced daily with job losses and furloughs. To effectively monitor and manage a potential increase in fraudulent activity, organizations should be taking appropriate actions to offset the increase of fraud risk.
Webinar learning objectives:
•Understand the Fraud Triangle
•Review recently released fraud statistics
•Understand why fraud risk is increasing during the pandemic
•Learn what areas of your organization are most susceptible to fraud today
•Examine the key components of an effective Fraud awareness and mitigation program
•Discuss areas where internal audit can focus to mitigate growing fraud risks within your organization
Presenters: Tim Lietz, CIA, CRMA – Director Risk Advisory Services and Deron Rossi, CFS – Fraud Subject Matter Expert, both of Experis Finance
Ed Williams, CIA, CRMA - Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services and Timothy Lietz, CIA, CRMA – Director, Risk Advisory Services
Third-Party Relationships … What are they? Who are they? What are the Risks? What should Internal Audit be doing?
While beneficial, and often necessary, third-party relationships also expose organizations to a wide spectrum of risks including reputational risk, financial risk, operational risk, privacy risk, compliance risk and regulatory risk. To effectively monitor and manage these risks, organizations should be have appropriate Third-Party Risk Management Programs in place. Internal Audit is uniquely positioned to help organizations monitor the design and effectiveness of Third-Party Risk Management Programs.
Webinar learning objectives:
•Understand Third-Party relationships - what are they; who are they; what are the risks?
•Learn the key elements and best practices of effective Third-Party Risk Management programs
•Discuss the role of internal audit in monitoring risks associated with Third-Party Relationships
•Examine the key components of an effective Third-Party Risk Assessment process
•Understand current regulatory trends related to Third-Party Relationships and review recent regulatory actions
•Recognize the impacts and lessons learned from the global pandemic on Third-Party relationships
Nashaat Sayed, Starkey Hearing Technologies | Zach Hughes, CHS Inc.| Paul Schuurmans, Patterson Companies, Inc.
In our Future of IT Webinar Series, we are tackling the burning questions that tech leaders are grappling with today as the way we work is transformed by a global pandemic. As organizations navigate a new world of work, join us as we explore critical considerations to help you make the best short- and long-term decisions for your organization.
How do you see the future of IT and technology in the workforce evolving over the next 1-3 years? Can we better prepare for future economic impacts?
Join us as we tackle these real-world questions and dig into the practical answers from organizations like yours that are navigating the changing world of work right now. You’ll gain a view into how other tech teams are tackling major concerns brought on by the global pandemic and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization.
Moderator: Cesiah Kessler, Senior Regional Vice President at Experis North America
•Nashaat Sayed, IT Business Partner, Starkey Hearing Technologies
•Zach Hughes, VP, IT Development & Operations, CHS Inc.
•Paul Schuurmans – Director of Digital, Patterson Companies, Inc.
Laurence Talley, Director of Experis Finance and Jim Hejka, Director of Experis Finance
PPP Lenders are moving at a rapid pace and the forgiveness phase is around the corner. How do you prepare?
This webinar will describe the eligibility, process, and level of effort to comply with PPP terms for forgiveness. We will explore the benefit of implementing a replicable evaluation process, securing a dedicated team of resources, and establishing documentation protocols prior to the surge of forgiveness applications.
Stephen Head - Director, IT Risk Advisory Services
Managing cyber risks in today’s digital environment was already challenging enough, but now we are amidst a once-in-a-century event which is straining our ability to keep systems and data secure. Individuals with malicious intent are taking advantage of the current chaos to launch attacks and break down defenses already weakened by a myriad of impacts.
These impacts include a reduction in available security staff; end point devices originally designed to operate inside a controlled environment are now operating outside of that protective environment; security initiatives are being deferred; and increased phishing attacks are preying on employee fears and lack of security awareness. Security and control professionals are doing their best to cope under adverse circumstances. They realize, however, that hitting the pause button on security initiatives and technical audits could lead to catastrophic security breaches jeopardizing critical business processes.
This webinar will provide an overview of where we are currently, the challenges we are facing, and what organizations need to understand if they are to survive. You will hear:
•How attackers are successfully taking advantage of the current crisis
•What is happening today in many organizations that magnifies the problem
•How to assess and reduce the risk posed by third party service providers
•Practical ways to identify and mitigate the gaps putting your organization
•The 10 steps your organization needs to be taking right now
Regardless of your industry, this session will provide practical advice on how to weather the storm, keep a challenging situation from becoming disastrous, and alert you to actions your organization can take right now to withstand these attacks and keep essential services running.
Evan O’Mahoney, CPS Energy | Brian Johnson, Protolabs | Kellie Christensen, Banner Engineering | Perry Wedum, Experis NA
Were you prepared for a predominantly remote workforce? What issues did you face and what improvements are you making? What are the short-term and long-term impacts to your organization and how are your tech teams responding? Join us as we tackle these real-world questions and dig into the practical answers from organizations like yours that are navigating the changing world of work right now. You’ll gain a view into how other tech teams are tackling major concerns brought on by the global pandemic and walk away with new ideas and solutions to bring back to your organization.
Moderator: Perry Wedum, SVP, Experis NA
Evan O’Mahoney, VP, Technology Services, CPS Energy
Brian Johnson, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Protolabs
Kellie Christensen, CIO, Banner Engineering
Christopher Fejko and Laurence Talley, Experis Finance
Organizations are under pressure to be effective in identifying and managing the risks they face – financial, operational, regulatory, social, ethical, crisis, and environmental.
The impact of risk on small and middle market companies is certainly more acute and these companies are often less able to absorb the impact of realized business peril. Still, many small to middle market companies are challenged to justify the cost benefit of allocating resources and time to an enterprise-wide risk management program. Even progressive companies that have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) programs struggle to create mature ERM practices despite the fact that the volume and complexity of risk is increasing.
This webinar will describe the benefit of developing an enterprise-wide risk management program. We will describe a pragmatic approach for promoting a risk management culture and executing risk assessment activities by exploring the following:
•Aligning your ERM methodology with the newly released COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework
•Small and Medium Market approach to ERM and risk management agenda
•Explaining the difference between Enterprise Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Assessment
•Executing Enterprise Risk Assessment methodology, scoring and reporting
•Control gap assessment and remediation
Whether or not you have created a formal ERM program, this session provides practical advice and consideration for managing your organization's risk in a manner that’s scalable and tailored.
Lou Delzompo, California CCTC; Jason Kopp, HTC; Cesiah Kessler and Linda Grandlund, Experis
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, colleges and universities are experiencing an unprecedented need for business continuity. In fact, Educause surveyed College Leadership on the topic of “Are your IT Business Continuity Plans ready for COVID-19?”. Less than 50% of those surveyed indicated they were.
This webinar, hosted by Experis, a division of ManpowerGroup, will help IT leaders understand what their role should be in helping their organizations in the short and medium-term respond to the decision to close down their campuses and transition to a remote worker and remote learner model. Presenters will cover the approaches that one of the largest systems of education in the country, the California Community Colleges, and Hennepin Technical College, part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have taken both historically and in reaction to recent events. We’ll also talk about why this is an ideal time for IT leaders to revisit all past recommendations and decisions while it has the attention of leadership.
The webinar will be moderated by Cesiah Kessler, Senior Regional Vice President at Experis and presenters include:
Lou Delzompo, Chief Technology Officer, California Community Colleges Technology Center
Jason Kopp, Vice President of Technology, Effectiveness & Planning, Hennepin Technical College
Linda Grandlund, Managing Principal Experis
Top IT talent wants flexibility and control in their work life. Experis Solutions has learned how to deliver high-quality tech support with teams working remotely. Learn how to manage work-from-home teams - a big trend in IT management - with advice from our experts.
Stephen Head, CPA, CBCP, CISSP, Director, IT Risk Advisory Services & Jeffrey Butler, Director, Risk Advisory Services
Managing operational resilience in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging. But what happens when the threat is not a computer virus, but a biological one causing much of your workforce to call in sick, either because they are infected or because they are afraid to come in to work. In response to the potential for a widespread pandemic, many organizations are working to create a plan for how essential business processes can be sustained in the face of a pandemic. Proactively dealing with the potential threat of a pandemic increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk, minimize the impact of a pandemic on essential operations, and ensure the continuity of essential services.
This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the impact of a pandemic and explore the following:
•How past pandemics provide us with a baseline for understanding the potential impact on an organization
•Which elements of business continuity planning are most applicable to pandemic planning
•Which elements of pandemic planning differ from traditional business continuity planning
•Estimating the impact of a pandemic on your supply chain and service providers
•How to determine your organization's readiness to continue essential operations during a pandemic
•Ways to assess your current and future organizational exposure under different scenarios
•Who should be involved (internal and external) in pandemic planning
•What are some practical steps to begin implementing pandemic planning in your organization
Whether or not you have a formal pandemic plan, this session will provide practical advice on what is involved in pandemic planning, how to incorporate it in your organization’s overall business continuity management efforts, and how pandemic planning can improve your organization’s ability to continue to operate during such a crisis.
* eligible for 1.0 CPE credit
Ed Williams, Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services and Timothy Lietz, Director, Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance
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The webinar will provide participants with the following learning objectives:
•Hear discussion on leading practices from cutting edge audit functions
•Learn strategies on how to recruit, engage, challenge and retain the best internal audit talent for your organization
•Understand the impact of today’s job market environment as you plan to address your Human Capital challenges in the year ahead
•Discuss approaches to enable your internal audit function to provide more insight and expertise to your organization in the future
•Hear strategies to employ to reduce internal audit completion cycle times and increase the value of each audit deliverable
•Highlight the leading factors to establishing a winning culture within your internal audit function
Chuck Kincaid, Principal Data Scientist, Experis Solutions
Machine learning can bring a lot of value to companies - if they use it correctly. In this informative and lively session, we examine myths and truths about machine learning and, as a bonus, share ways to build better models.
As companies realize the need for rapid application development, they are embracing DevOps methodologies. But implementing DevOps practices without establishing a culture of quality often results in lower quality software or a poor customer experience, which impacts the business bottom line. Leave this session with ideas, approaches, and tools to shift your organization’s culture, process, and technology toward quality.
Experis is the global leader in professional resourcing and project-based solutions. Experis accelerates organizations' growth by attracting, assessing and placing specialized expertise in IT, Finance and Engineering to deliver in-demand talent for mission-critical positions and projects, enhancing the competitiveness of the organizations and people we serve. Experis is part of the ManpowerGroup® family of companies, which also includes Manpower and Talent Solutions. To learn more, visit www.experis.com