10 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Organization’s Network Security Risk

Posted by IMEC on Jul 22, 2022 4:16:06 PM

This article is written by Winsor Consulting.

No one can completely avoid risk when it comes to their network security. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to minimize your organization’s vulnerability! We will discuss 10 effective ways to reduce your organization’s network security risk.

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Consumer and Corporate Check Up

Posted by IMEC on Jul 22, 2022 8:26:03 AM

This article is provided by ITR Economics in partnership with IMEC.

Headlines today are full of recession fears, with mentions of falling stock prices, high inflation, and rising interest rates. To better understand whether we are actually headed toward a severe recession, let’s take a closer look at the underlying fundamentals in the economy.

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DRIVE BIG CHANGE: Transforming Leadership and Culture Through Team Coaching

Posted by Stacey Curry on Jul 8, 2022 9:46:09 PM

This article first appeared in Industry Week.

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How to Foster A Gender-Inclusive Workplace

Posted by IMEC on Jun 30, 2022 9:43:30 AM

This is an original blog written by Guthrie Blechman, Lead Consultant at Holistic Index.

When creating cultural and structural commitments to creating an inclusive, and respectful workplace, establishing a gender-inclusive environment is critical. Read more to learn what it means to be gender-inclusive in your language and actions in the workplace to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging.

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Rethinking Old Hiring Rules to Achieve a Diverse Workforce

Posted by IMEC on Jun 20, 2022 12:19:23 PM

This is an original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

Many manufacturers have struggled for years to hire qualified workers. The outlook is for more of the same. With an aging workforce, emerging new technologies requiring more skilled talent, and the continuing decline of trades education in high schools and community colleges, an estimated 2.1 million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled in the U.S. by 2030.

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The True Cost of Turnover

Posted by Glenn Edwards on Jun 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If we have a lost cost in our business of $100,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000 would you know about it? Should you know about it? Would you take action to reduce the lost cost?

What is the actual cost of turnover for your business?
Unfortunately, well over 90% of companies do not capture this true cost or know how to calculate it specifically for their company. To get a total annual cost, one must look at the cost per person multiplied by the number of employees lost in a year.

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10 Steps to Recession Proof Your Business

Posted by IMEC on Jun 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM

This article is written by OTB Solutions.

My clients are experiencing both prosperity and uncertainty. Many clients are having record-breaking sales and profits this year. Often the challenge now is meeting the growth in orders and hiring team members to support this growth. Sales leaders are happy, CEOs are happy and the shareholders are pleased we are meeting and often exceeding their growth objectives.

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MANUFACTURING CAREER PATHWAYS: IMEC Registers its First Apprentices

Posted by Mary Hallock on Jun 3, 2022 2:33:51 PM

IMEC is committed to helping companies provide structured training to their employees through registered apprenticeship programs. As of last month, IMEC has been approved to sponsor 13 registered apprenticeship programs validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

The Role of Apprenticeships in Manufacturing 
Apprenticeships are an important part of many companies’ training landscapes. Improving recruitment, developing a highly skilled workforce that leads to improved productivity, reducing turnover costs, and improving employee retention are all benefits of a strong training program that includes apprenticeships. 

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Beyond Headlines: What to Do With the Latest Economic News

Posted by IMEC on May 19, 2022 2:13:39 PM

This article is provided by ITR Economics in partnership with IMEC.

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Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 – What You Need to Know

Posted by IMEC on May 17, 2022 3:26:50 PM

This is an original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

This blog is part one of a series on cybersecurity and Industry 4.0.

This morning my favorite local morning news program had an interesting segment on new slang words and what they mean. While the definitions were probably not necessary for Millennials or Generation Z, for Baby Boomers like me it was an eye-opening vocabulary lesson. I must admit I didn’t know what boujee meant, even though I had heard it a few times – like when my niece said the wine glasses I used at Thanksgiving were boujee.

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