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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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Building a Culture of Learning

The world moves fast. Trying to keep pace with change is a challenge. And, the ability to adapt has become a necessity – especially when it comes to the workplace. This rapidly changing business environment keeps the pressure on in order to try and learn ...

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written by Steve Hughes

A Quick Way to Feel More Powerful

“I’m just not feeling it.” Have you ever thought this to yourself before facing a difficult challenge or unpleasant task? We all have. Sometimes we feel this way before giving presentations as well. Whether it’s the topic, the audience, or the time of ...

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written by Jamie Brooks

7 Signs Your Distribution Firm Needs a New Intelligence System

Suppliers and distributors generate volumes of data every day. This data is becoming critical to help firms understand how well their businesses are doing, and more importantly, what they can do to improve. Some have called data the modern-day currency, ...

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written by Joe Clemens

Tips from an EPEC Reviewer

I have been an EPEC reviewer for the past 14 years and I work for Nedco, a division of Rexel Canada, as a Branch Operations Manager. I got involved in the EPEC course as a management trainee. Early in my career at Nedco, we were involved in all sorts of ...

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