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written by Catherine Viglione

Delivering Training That Matters

The word has been out for a few months now that NAED recommends a minimum amount of 40 hours of formal training for each employee every year. In order to come to that number the NAED Education & Research Foundation looked at industry standards, what our ...

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Leviton Contributes to NAED Foundation

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) today recognizes the generous support of Leviton for their contribution to the NAED Education & Research Foundation’s Future Fund.   “We continue to enjoy supporting the Foundation and look ...

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How Much is Enough Training?

During the Western Region Conference, NAED President & CEO Tom Naber spoke at the General Session about the training and education of staff. Mentioning that he is frequently asked, “How much is enough training?” He had the team at the NAED Education & ...

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NAED Announces “Light Up the Hill” Initiative

Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced its 2017 “Light Up the Hill” initiative to repeal the federal estate tax. As part of the initiative NAED supports Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) ...

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5 Tips to Retain Great Employees

If you don’t want your best employees walking out the door, you need to have a strategy in place that meets their individual needs for career development, work/life balance, and recognition. Foster employee development. Your best employees must have the ...

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NAED Launches New EPEC Automation Program

Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announces the launch of the new EPEC Automation program. This series of online modules and workbooks provide a hands-on experience.   “EPEC Automation was built from the knowledge of ...

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5 Tips on Recruiting Through Social Media

Twitter. LinkedIn. Facebook. Love it or hate it – social media is here to stay! Recruiters have been turning to social media in order to help widen their pool of candidates. Here are 5 tips on how to use social media to your advantage as you recruit for ...

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written by Lauren Rapp

How’s the Electrical Distributor Industry Looking?

We recently released our annual State of the Industry Report, an important industry research that provides benchmarks from your peers and their thoughts on the future. Listed below are just a few highlights that I thought were interesting: Just 2% of all ...

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written by Laura Simms

Embrace Automation Opportunities with EPEC

2016 NAED Market Overview studies have demonstrated 79% of distributors are selling automation products. The most successful distributors have trained their associates to read and understand the language of automation, and others have just a handful of ...

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written by Dennis Harris

How do we get to the INTENT of Diversity Programs?

Nearly weekly I get a phone call or email from a prime contractor or manufacturer asking how we can work together to “process” an order that requires a diverse market spend. As I go through the now routine process of explaining how we prefer to engage ...

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