The Coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything any of us have ever experienced. The concerns surrounding COVID-19 are unfolding daily and employers are facing unprecedented challenges. As the spread of coronavirus remains a top concern, employers in Massachusetts are left to adapt to the new reality.
Join AIM and AIM HR Solutions, along with guest speakers, for our new no-charge weekly webinar series, where we cover the latest information surrounding COVID-19 in the workplace, dive deep into the challenges ahead and help walk employers through how they can best prepare for now and the future.
Topics and speakers are being finalized but reserve your seat as space is limited and we anticipate these sessions will fill up fast.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Thirty on Thursday: Reimagining How to Find Diverse, Untapped Tech Talent
2020 has introduced significant disruptions in how we do business, but there are also some lessons we have learned. If companies were not already considering new ways to find tech talent, 2020 has propelled employers across industries to embrace new strategies from building talent pipelines for emerging technical needs to retraining and upskilling existing workers to attracting and supporting greater diversity and inclusion that is often underrepresented in tech companies and IT departments, regardless of industry. Join Lauren Jones, Massachusetts Director of Apprenti, for a brief presentation in how companies like Cengage, Eversource, Liberty Mutual, VMware, and Wayfair are applying the registered apprenticeship model to bridge the tech talent and diversity gaps for IT roles like Software Developers, IT Business Analysts, Cybersecurity Analysts and more across a range of industries home to Massachusetts.
Thursday, October 08, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thirty on Thursday: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing in Massachusetts
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mark Melnik, Leslie Greis, and Michael Keneally as they discuss the economic impact of the pandemic and provide their insight into the challenges and opportunities manufacturers now face for the balance of 2020 and beyond.
Dr. Mark Melnik is the Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute. He specializes in demographic, socio-economic, and labor market issues and leads a 15-person team working on a variety of economic and public policy research projects informing clients in government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors.
Leslie Greis is the founder and managing member of Perennial Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment firm specializing in evaluating and investing in private real estate strategies worldwide on behalf of institutional investors and co-chair of the AIM Manufacturing Committee. She is also the owner of Kinefac Corporation, a family-owned business that makes machines that shape and form metal into very high precision parts for applications across multiple industries.
Michael Keneally is the owner of Accutech Packaging, Inc., a manufacturer of packaging materials and machinery. Accutech produces plastic thermoforming, folding cartons, and specialty envelopes and co-chair of the AIM Manufacturing Committee.. They also build packaging machinery for the e-commerce fulfillment industry and provide materials of another packaging including corrugated boxes, protective packaging, cold chain packaging, and systems.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Thirty on Thursday: Global Supply Chain Disruption & Resilience
Many companies are now reassessing their approach to global manufacturing and sourcing and are exploring opportunities to build more resilience into their supply chain networks. Join us as distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management Dr. Nada Sanders of Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Tom Andrellos, Director of Growth Services at MassMEP share their perspectives and options for achieving resilience.
Past Webinar Recordings:
- Aug 27 – Childcare Implications and Employee Retention in the COVID-19 Era
- Aug 11 – PFML: Is Your Organization Prepared?
- July 16 – 7 Steps to Business Growth Post COVID-19
- June 25 – Building a Resilient Growth Framework
- June 18 – Attorney General Office-Fair Labor Division Review For Employers
- June 11 – Mitigating COVID-19 Liability in the Workplace
- June 4 – Maintaining a Safe and Healthy Workplace
- May 28 – What is Leadership in the New Normal?
- May 21 – Post COVID-19 Response Strategies
- May 14 – Recalibrating Your Sales Plan – When You Have No Idea What Will Work
- May 7 – Reimagining Your Business
- April 30 – Spotlight on Global Market and Supply Chain Disruption
- April 23 – Communicating During Times of Turmoil
- April 16 – State & Federal Tax Implications of COVID-19
- April 9 – COVID-19 Q&A With AIM Experts
- April 2 – SBA Economic Injury Loan Info
- March 26 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- March 19 – AIM 30 on Thursday Expert Panel Q&A Recording