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Women in Industry

By Liz Richards I’ll let you in on a secret.  When MHEDA first contemplated starting a Women in Industry initiative, I was against it.  A number of years ago, an association colleague (male) contacted me to ask my opinion about whether or not I would join a “Women’s” industry group and I immediately said no.  I told him I would ...

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Giving Back and Receiving

By Steve Guglielmo Since I began working with MHEDA about nine years ago, the association has started some really cool initiatives. From the Women in Industry MHEDA-NET Group and Conference, the Learning Management System, Regional Networking Meetings and countless other member offerings that MHEDA has introduced, I feel like I’ve had a front row seat to a very evolutionary time ...

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Be Bold

By Sarah Moshman and Steve Guglielmo Sarah Moshman is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker who will be presenting at the Women in Industry Conference in Chicago on November 8, 2018. Sarah’s presentation, entitled “Be Bold,” will explore how we are all extraordinary and encourage attendees to leave their comfort zones in pursuit of a better version of themselves. Sarah was nice ...

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Bank on Thanks

Increase employee engagement by using this one simple tool By Tami Evans The room is too dark to see, but there are 400 HR Professionals out there waiting to be inspired. As I step on stage, I know they have gathered here to find ways they can improve retention in their organizations. And after the revolving-door reality recently experienced, they ...

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You are Safe

By Tami Evans The Park Ranger pointed North, “Two miles down the path you will see the trail branch off up to The Waterfall. The final mile up you will notice a slight increase in difficulty.” (Slight increase was more than a slight understatement.) After a grueling hour scrambling over rocks and roots we reach the top of the waterfall… ...

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Ask Your MHEDA Board: Emerging Leaders

“How do you identify emerging leaders within your own company and how do you encourage them to learn and grow?” ASKED BY MHEDA Doug Carson, VP Marketing / Sales, Fallsway Equipment Company, Akron, OH We identify emerging leaders primarily by recognizing key traits we find valuable in personnel with upward mobility or management/leadership in their future. Some of these traits ...

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Confident Communications

By Amy Kinnaird You may not like it, but we’re always being judged. Consciously or unconsciously everyone judges. It may be how you look or what you say or how you say it. We communicate with our words and our body and our voice. And since you communicate all day, every day, you’re making an impression on the people around ...

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Launching The Certified Forklift Technician Program

MHEDA and the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) partnered to launch the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) designation in 2017 as an effort to combat the “skills gap” shortage in the material handling industry. The CFT was created to raise performance of forklift technicians, assist individuals in finding higher paying jobs and help employers ensure their workforce is skilled and robust. ...

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What Do We Do With The New Guy/Girl? On-Boarding in 2018

By Andy Mcnulty What would the last new employee at your organization say to her spouse, at the end of the day, upon returning home and being asked: “So…how was it?” Would she say: “It was unbelievable! They had my desk ready, my business cards printed, my computer all set up. I got a tour of the whole facility by ...

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49 Employee Engagement Ideas

As important as it is to work towards improving your organization’s levels of employee engagement, there’s not getting around the fact that it can be rather difficult. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read 49 tips for keeping your employees engaged by clicking here.

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