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Human Resources/Workforce Recorded Webinars

Sign & Graphics Town Hall & ISA Annual Meeting With incredible innovations, successes and learnings, 2022 has been an exciting year for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Join ISA for an interactive industry town hall and ISA annual meeting as we come together to discuss the growth we've experience this year and how we can prepare for the future of our industry. | Speakers: Lori Anderson, ISA, and Michael Hage, All Signs Inc. | Price: $0.00

Creating a Safe Space for Employees Supporting a culture of dignity and respect has a tangible and critical impact on the workplace. This webinar will share the business, culture, and legal reasons why we strive to create interpersonal safety in the workplace for all employees. | Speakers: Kelly Radomski, Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Get Involved in Sign MFG Day! Learn how Sign MFG Day engages students and gain resources and tools to host a Sign MFG Day event. Finding qualified workers is one of the biggest challenges facing the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Learn how Sign Manufacturing Day is helping to solve this issue by engaging students and teachers and showing them the exciting career opportunities that exist within the industry. Gain resources and tools you need to plan and host a Sign MFG Day event as well as hear from past Sign MFG Day participants who share their experience and provide tips for a successful event. | Speakers: Kyle Craig, ISA, Matt Baker, Co-Owner/Operator of Baker Signs, and Bob Mattatall, Founder of Mattatall Signs | Price: $0.00 (member); $0.00 (non-member)

Wage & Benefit Benchmarks for Sign & Graphics Companies The ISA Wage and Benefits Report is a data-based report provided from survey results gathered by Association Research, Inc. (ARI), an independent research firm. This report offers key insights you can use to benchmark your company to other companies of similar scope, size and geographic area. This webinar will give a broad overview of the 2021 report and give your company a better understanding of how you can make these insights work for you. | Speakers: Michael Egart, Association Research, Inc.; Alicia Auerswald, ISA | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Step into Your Moxie: Speak Up and Influence presented by WLI Most leaders, irrespective of gender, have learned a model for communication and leadership success that looks and sounds masculine. As a result, men, women, and those who are non-binary often have a hard time accessing their authentic style for how to communicate and influence. In this presentation, participants will discover how to slay diminishing self-talk and cultivate the mindset, behaviors, and self-trust to walk into any room, conversation, or onto any stage and speak up for themselves, the ideas, and issues that matter to them (and to their organizations). They will also reconcile their desire to claim visibility with the insecurity visibility often triggers so they can move forward and have more influence. | Speaker: Alexia Vernon, Step Into Your Moxie | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Panel Discussion What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)? Is an ESOP the right choice for my sign company? How does an ESOP work in the sign graphics and visual communications industry? Learn from our panel of experts including individuals from every different facet of an ESOP from executives at a sign company that have managed this transition to the lawyers and trustees that help them through it. | Speakers: Ron Ferrigno, Sign Design, Inc.; James M Walrack, First American Bank; Benny Valek, Benny R Valek Law Offices; Ron D'Alessandro, Priority, Inc.; Christopher Robinson, Cornerstone Fiduciary Services; John Shaw, DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

The Latest Economic Trends and What They Mean for Our Industry 2022 has started off with continuing supply chain woes and skyrocketing inflation, yet employment is steadily increasing and the economy is experiencing strong growth. What can we expect for the rest of the year and into 2023? Join economic and industry experts to learn about these issues along with what an anticipated increase in interest rates, the prospect of workforce shortages and the future of retail could mean for sign and graphics companies. | Speakers: Curtis Dubay, Senior Economist, US Chamber of Commerce, and David Hickey, Vice President, Advocacy, International Sign Association | Price: $0.00 (member); $0.00 (non-member)

How to Be a Great Boss – Learn How to Lead, Manage and Hold People Accountable Successful companies have employees who are productive, engaged and happy. And it starts at the top! Great leaders and managers don’t tiptoe around the fact that they’re in charge. They take pride in their role and genuinely care about their people. They aren't overbearing and don’t think their titles give them special privileges. They understand that great employees are one of the organization’s best assets, and as such work to create and maintain an environment where people excel. Learn how to be the best "boss" you can be – not only for your employees, but for yourself and the future of your company. | Speaker: Ian Tonks, Traction Trainer | Price: $10.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

WLI Presents: Women in the Workplace-Parenting and Working during COVID-19 The pandemic has created different routines and new challenges for working parents, especially women. Many parents are working from home while also supporting their children with schoolwork and free time, while others are back at work and dealing with the added anxiety of childcare concerns. Hear from a panel of women in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry as they talk about how they are balancing work and parenthood, their challenges, and what their companies have done to help ease the burden. | Panelists/Moderator: Angie Schmidt; GSG (Panelist); Jeniffer Maurer; The MC Group | Icon (Panelist); Ellen Dyar; Yorston and Associates (Panelist); Ashley Bray, SBI (Moderator) | Price: $10.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Ensuring Workplace Health & Safety during COVID-19 and Beyond In order for sign, graphics and visual communications companies to stay open and operational during the pandemic and recovery, it is essential that they have effective health and safety protocols in the workplace. With COVID cases recently spiking across the country, and questions of employer liability still in doubt, this requirement has become more important than ever! Learn the latest OSHA, CDC and other federal agency recommendations, how to apply them to your facility and installation/maintenance projects, and what to do in cases where there isn’t specific guidance. Gain insightful tips on developing a plan to protect employees from exposure, including ensuring how employees can be responsible, work safely and not get sick as well as what to do if an employee tests positive. Join Dr. David Michaels, epidemiologist, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University, and former Assistant Secretary of Labor at OSHA, on this webinar to learn how to keep your facility and operations as safe and healthy as possible for your employees, your community and your business. | Speakers: Dr. David Michaels, Epidemiologist, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University, and former Assistant Secretary of Labor at OSHA | Price: $10.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Navigating Together: How to Support Employee Well-Being in Uncertain Times At MetLife, we study the workforce so we can identify trends and better understand what's driving them – from both employer and employee perspectives. This year MetLife's 18th Annual US Employee Benefit Trends Study (2020) explores how employees are managing work-life stress in the wake of the pandemic and how a holistic approach to well-being, supported by the right programs and benefits, can promote a more engaged, productive and successful workforce. Through this webinar, Geoff Vandal, National Sales Director for MetLife's Association Business, will share insights from the study and talk about the impacts and opportunities for the manufacturing industry. | Speaker: Geoff Vandal, National Sales Director, MetLife | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Supreme Court Rulings and Title VII: What Is It? What’s Changed? What Does This Mean for Your Company? On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act provides protection to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) employees. Title VII of the Act defines protected characteristics that may impact critical employment decisions and best practices in the workplace. Join us for this informative webinar to define all protected characteristics, understand how to keep discriminatory practices out of your organization, discuss ways to create an inclusive environment, and share research on how a diverse and inclusive workforce has a positive impact on your bottom line. | Speaker: Kelly Radomski, Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Price: $10.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

I've Got My PPP Funds, Now What? One of the biggest benefits of the Paycheck Protection Program is loan forgiveness. But how do you ensure you qualify for forgiveness, which could be up to the full amount of the loan? There are key steps to take now to make sure you receive PPP loan forgiveness. | Speaker: Bill Kinnard, Grandy & Associates | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Protecting Your Business: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Small to Medium Manufacturers Manufacturers of all sizes and industry are the targets of cyberattacks. Cyber criminals are organized and know how to mimic your business operations to slip in undetected to obtain valuable confidential information, steal funds or shut down operations. What’s more, criminals use chaos as camouflage and take advantage of the fallout from events like Covid-19. Join Mark Sangster as he explores real-world incidents and threats to assemble simple cyber defenses to protect against most attacks and protect your remote workers. Designed for non-technical employees and executives, this talk will cover: • Prevalent cyber tactics and growing trends (phishing, business. Email compromise and ransomware) • Securing remote workers from the perspective of the company and the employee • Protecting home networks and providing secure video conferencing • Preparing for a return to the office: avoiding the cyber pitfalls | Speaker: Mark Sangster, eSentire | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Implementing a Return to Work Plan Companies must begin preparing now for the new processes, requirements and potential restrictions that come along with returning to work and for which there is no playbook or precedent. Hear from experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as they discuss the key issues impacting businesses related to return to work such as workplace safety and employee rights; liability concerns; and continued revenue disruptions. | Speaker: Ron Eidshaug, U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Managing Culture in a Time of Crisis When a crisis means all hands on deck to put out fires, the ongoing work you had planned to grow and nurture your workplace culture could get sidelined. To avoid the negative long-term impact of that oversight, culture work needs to continue in the background, to keep momentum without distracting from the crisis. In this session, culture expert Jamie Notter will show you how to develop low-effort culture projects you and your team can carry out—even while working remotely—to keep your culture moving in the right direction. | Speaker: Jamie Notter, Human Workplaces | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Returning to Work: Your HR Questions Answered As states and economies are reopening employers are facing new HR challenges – bringing employees back from furlough; handling unprecedented childcare demands; requiring PPE equipment and allowing virtual work – just to name a few. On today's webinar, join experts from Human Resources Inc. for an in-depth Q+A discussion to address the new issues companies face as they reopen and employees return to work. | Speakers: Timothy Schaffer, President, HRi; Cara Nicholson, HR Specialist, HRi; Holly Wilson, HR Specialist, HRi | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

The CARES Act and What it Means For Your Business The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Hear from an expert from the U.S. Chamber as he provides a summary of the legislation and answers Q+A. | Speakers: U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need To Know The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) takes effect on April 1, 2020 and provides for two sources of paid leave for employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Learn what you need to know and how the FFCRA could impact your business operations. | Speakers: Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Top 6 Tips for Recruiting and Hiring Great Employees Finding and attracting the best talent is key to building a successful business. We'll explore the top 6 tips to help you optimize your hiring process. Learn the basics of what you need to do before starting the hiring process and the most effective ways to attract top talent. | Speakers: Tabitha Bowen, All-Right Sign; Alison Kent, ISA | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Get Involved in Sign MFG Day! Finding qualified workers is one of the biggest challenges facing the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Learn how Sign Manufacturing Day is helping to solve this issue by engaging students and teachers and showing them the exciting career opportunities that exist within the industry. Gain resources and tools you need to plan and host a Sign MFG Day event as well as hear from past Sign MFG Day participants who share their experience and provide tips for a successful event. | Speakers: Alison Kent, ISA, and past Sign MFG Day participants | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Protect Your Business from the Latest Government Intrusion – How the NLRB is Impacting How You Manage Your Workforce! The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is making decisions that impact how you manage your workforce. Their most recent decision greatly expands the definition of joint employment and may impact any employer who regularly uses or provides temporary workers or subcontractors. Other changes have more direct significance to routine issues like confidentiality, investigations, at-will employment, and handbooks. This seminar will provide the knowledge you need to understand how the environment is changing and the practical tools to protect your company.  | Speaker: Bryance Metheny, Partner, Burr | Price: $0.00 (member), $15.00 (non-member)

Harassment & Discrimination

Training Your Organization to Prevent Harassment Within an organization, it is essential that leaders and individuals take ownership of keeping the work environment free from harassing or discriminating behavior. Following the EEOC task force guidelines, learn how to create and emphasize a culture that encourages bystander intervention. This best practice-driven session includes real tips and strategies to empower all employees to stop and address harassing behaviors. It will also delve deeper into some of the hidden sources of harassment and discrimination such as implicit bias, discriminatory policies, and ineffective leadership behaviors. | Speaker: Kelly Radomski, Compass Business Solutions | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Developing an Internal No Harassment Policy In response to the #metoo movement and statistics around workplace lawsuits, organizations today are responsible for establishing a healthy, safe work environment free from harassment and discrimination. This can be difficult in an industry with such diversity of employees, work environments, and locations. Learn how to set a solid foundation of internal policies to ensure accountability. Sample language for policies will be reviewed and you will leave with a plan for how to establish and communicate a plan that sets your work environment up to be a no harassment zone. | Speakers: Kelly Radomski, Compass Business Solutions; Jennifer Russell, Compass Business Solutions Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Defining Harassment and Discrimination The presence of harassment or discrimination in the workplace can forever change the culture and success of an organization. Join us to define what constitutes these behaviors in the workplace and how to identify it when you see it. Learn how these unacceptable behaviors impact your organization and the importance of training and empowering all employees to respond quickly. | Speakers: Kelly Radomski, Vice President-Client Solutions, Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Moira Singer, Vice President-Clients Solutions, Compass Business Solutions, Inc. Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Harassment & Discrimination Prevention – Building a Better Workplace In order to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace where employees are supported to be their best, it must be free from harassment and discrimination. Discrimination and harassment pose significant risks to companies and employees, including those in management roles. This webinar will help you gain a better understanding of what constitutes discrimination and harassment, the applicable laws and how to establish appropriate policies and processes. | Speaker: Kelly Radomski, Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Drugs in the Workplace

Drugs in the Workplace: What Companies Need to Know Now that marijuana is being dispensed, are you asking how you should handle questioning employees or future employees about their use of medical marijuana and other prescription drugs? Are you wondering what policies and procedures you need to have in place or if changes need to be made to your company’s drug testing procedures? How to handle drugs in the workplace is a topic that causes great anxiety to employers. Learn what the law says to employers, identify how this may be at odds with your current policies and procedures, and learn how to develop new policies and procedures. | Speakers: Moira Singer, Compass Business Solutions, Inc.; James Southworth, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

Pot on the Job: Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Medical Marijuana in the Workplace is a topic that causes great unease to employers. It is topic that challenges current best-practices for recruitment, state disability law compliance and implementation of fitness-for-work policies. This webinar will inform you about what the law says to employers, help you identify how this may be at odds with current policies and procedures, and assist in the development of new policies and procedures. | Speakers: James W. Southworth, Esquire (Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.) and Moira A. Singer (Compass Business Solutions, Inc.) | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

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