Upcoming Town Hall events:
- February 15, 2022, 2pm ET
- May 17, 2022, 2pm ET
- August 23, 2022, 2pm ET
- November 15, 2022, 2pm ET
Town Hall: Staying Power: Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Qualified Labor
Date & Time: February 15, 2022, 2pm ET
Description: Employee turnover is expensive. The Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) found direct replacement costs (recruiting and training) can reach as high as 50–60 percent of an employee’s annual salary, and the total cost of turnover can range from 90–200 percent of annual salary. You spend a lot of time and effort to recruit and hire the right people for the right job—only to have them leave after a couple of months. Or perhaps you lose long-term employees who take great skills and knowledge with them. Either way, turnover is expensive and frustrating.
Employee retention relies on a combination of factors, including flexible work arrangements, benefits, professional development opportunities, advancement opportunities, company culture, and more. Retention is also a key sign of employee sentiment and engagement — it can even be a competitive advantage.
Join our panel of experts that will include professionals in the vertical transportation industry as well as human resources to discuss the reasons that employees leave and strategies for retaining and supporting your most valuable company asset: your employees. This virtual event is for all NAEC members and is brought to you by the NAEC Member Services Committee.
Recent Town Hall descriptions and recordings:
Town Hall: Technology, IoT, and Alternative Testing
Date & Time: November 9, 2021, 2pm
Description: Technology is at the core of the service that the vertical transportation industry offers, and the various technologies are always changing. In this session, independent contractors will discuss tech solutions they have utilized to increase efficiency and profitability within their operation. Tapping into IoT (Internet of Things) innovations with sensor technology can reduce expenses, increase safety, and provide data to better forecast maintenance programs. This session covered how elevator contractors like YOU can utilize alternative testing to increase safety and better prepare clients for future alterations.
Town Hall: Creating a Culture of Safety
Date & Time: August 31, 2021, 2pm
Description: The topic of safety has grown over time, creating whole sub-industries dedicated to safety and training. However, even with all the information and resources at your fingertips, what can you do at your company to instill a company value of safety that is as strong as your work ethic? This panel of elevator and lift safety experts go over some of the best ways to bring safety home.
• Patrick Bothwell, Draka EHC
• Sandra A. Boudloche, OSHA Region VI
• Lou DeLoreto, Elevate Safety Systems
• Dave Smarte, NAEC
Town Hall: 2019 Code Update and AHJ Interpretations
Date & Time: May 25, 2021, 2pm
Description: Public and worker safety in elevator use is of critical importance, and the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over elevator safety are on the front lines of oversight of the code enforcement. With the changes that came with the 2019 Code Update, how are the local authorities responding and what do industry professionals need to know about the local interpretations of the update?
• Carl Burch, Vantage
• Don Holloway, Kings III (View the PowerPoint presentation from Don and Dave of Kings III HERE)
• Dave Mann, Kings III
• Chris Strawn, Elevator Safety and Technical Services
Town Hall: Marketing New Products
Date: February 23, 2021
Description: In this competitive industry, what are the best ways to bring new products and innovations to customers? This panel discussion will explore some examples of companies in the elevator sector introducing new products to the market and what you can do to maximize your new product launch!
• Donald Gelestino, President, Champion Elevator Corp. (View his PowerPoint presentation HERE)
• Sanjay Kamani, President & COO, KP Property Advisors, LLC
• Bill Page, Director of Product Management,
Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.
• Steve Wurth, CEO/President, Wurtec