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Team Spotlight - Mike Waight

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 20, 2019 10:22:05 AM

Mike has a diverse manufacturing background which allows him to connect with different areas of an organization and offer valuable insight at a strategic level. As a Regional Manager at IMEC, he uses his deep understanding of process efficiencies to help businesses in Central Illinois create their competitive futures.

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Manufacturing the Future: A New Sales Landscape

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 15, 2019 8:16:00 AM

Written by Marie Hale of At Revenue.

Globally the manufacturing industry has undergone a massive transformation in the past decade. Recessions choked demand, employment continues to fall and the floors and lines don’t have the same consistent flow of work to be done. With all of the nuances between each manufactured product and the manufacturers themselves, what is to be done to start to right the ship and save one of the most critical industries to America’s economy?

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Baldrige – How Familiar Are You?

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 13, 2019 1:30:52 PM

Sure, you hear us talk about Baldrige and the Excellence Framework, but what is Baldrige?

The Baldrige Excellence Framework is a set of tools that organizations of all sizes in manufacturing, healthcare, government, non-profit, education and small business can use to gain an advantage over their competition. Focused on driving growth and sustainability by improving your organization’s performance, the Baldrige Excellence Framework includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence, core values and concepts, and guidelines for evaluating your processes and results. Organizations succeed with Baldrige because the Excellence Framework looks at the big picture from different perspectives:

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Work Analysis for Organizational Success

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM

 Guest post, written by Ron Jacobs, Human Resources Professor and Consultant.

This one-day workshop provides a practical introduction to job analysis and the skills to conduct the well-known technique called DACUM (Developing a Curriculum). DACUM has a long history of proven success in gathering information about what people do on their jobs, including the following:

  • Identifying employee selection criteria
  • Identifying current and future job requirements
  • Designing training programs
  • Supporting quality and safety programs
  • Developing work instruction documents
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Leading in a Multigenerational Healthcare World: Strategies to Maximize the Benefits

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 5, 2019 11:22:47 AM

 This is blog is written by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

You may know these numbers. Or, they may simply make sense of what you experience daily. As a healthcare leader in the 21st century, you could be managing six generations of healthcare associates. Consider these generations by approximate birth years and how many of them your employees likely represent:

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Team Spotlight - Rob Newbold

Posted by Simone Erskine on Feb 22, 2019 1:18:04 PM

 

With 8 years of expertise in the manufacturing industry, 10 successful years in sales and nearly 30 years of leadership proficiency, Rob is responsible for leading IMEC’s field staff. He joined IMEC 5 years ago as a Regional Manager and within the last few months, transitioned to serving as IMEC’s Client Engagement Manager. His wealth of experience and his passion for building relationships - with teammates, clients, community leaders and partners - makes him a valuable asset to the IMEC team.

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Community Partners Celebrate February as CTE Month®

Posted by Simone Erskine on Feb 1, 2019 10:43:59 AM

 Written by Carly McCory, partner and Executive Director - Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and Parkland College will join community, regional and state partners to celebrate February as Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, which recognizes the value and accomplishments of career and technical education programs in the U.S.

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Six HR Topics That Businesses Should Keep Top of Mind for 2019

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jan 30, 2019 1:08:32 PM

This is an original article written by Jacqueline Breslin of TriNet.

The landscape for small and medium size businesses is constantly evolving. Every year brings new HR requirements for business owners to navigate. Below are HR topics and trends that are likely to be top priorities for businesses in 2019, as well as some tips to help employers prepare for the year ahead.

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Team Spotlight - Lisa Kenney

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jan 30, 2019 10:30:06 AM

Lisa is a certified leadership development expert with 30 years of experience in the industry. At IMEC, she assists organizations across Illinois with developing effective leadership training to ensure they have a pipeline of quality leaders to maintain competitiveness.

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2018 Client Reported Impacts

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jan 23, 2019 9:19:00 AM

2018 was quite a year! We are dedicated to living out our mission to drive growth through enterprise excellence. That is demonstrated by the impact of our work on the organizations we work with and more broadly on the Illinois economy. We are proud to announce the IMEC 2018 Client Reported Impact numbers. These numbers demonstrate an increase in all categories, some of which nearly double the results we saw in 2017. Throughout the year, we survey our clients to understand how our work has helped them. When our clients succeed, so do we.

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