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This week’s Capital Report, registration for webinar opens, three ways to make new employees hate their job, the power in being resourceful, how to boost Q4 sales, and more…
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association is hosting a complimentary, 30-minute, members-only webinar, “How to Determine Full-Time Equivalents and Full-Time Employees”, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. EDT. This is the third in a series of five webinars being hosted by AAIA this fall on different aspects of the Affordable Care Act. The webinar will be presented by Anita Baker, managing partner, employee benefit plans, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. The two September webinars in the series covered state/federal exchanges, subsidies and cost sharing reductions, and ACA’s impact on small employers. In addition to video archives of these webinars, AAIA members have access to more exclusive information on health care reform, and can register for a discounted health insurance and penalty report specific to their company via the AAIA website. Registration for the Oct. 17 webinar is now available. For more information, contact the AAIA education department at 301-654-6664.
AAIA members: Learn more about news affecting the automotive aftermarket industry in this week’s Capital Report:
- This Week in Congress
- AWDA Rejoins AIA, AAIA Board of Directors as AAPAC Challenge Cup Champions
- California Chemicals Regulation Goes Active
- AAPEX Seminar to Focus on California’s Chemical Management Rules
- Small Business Owner Files Suit Against Treasury Department Over Employer Mandate Delay
- Key Customs Operations Continue Despite Shutdown
- South Korea Seeks to Join TPP, Weighs Announcement at APEC Summit
- Transportation Funding Report Outlines Crisis
- New Blog Post: Message to Congress: It’s Time to End the Madness
- AAIA Members: Please Complete our Legislator Relationship Survey
- Aftermarket State Legislation
Nominations are being accepted for AAIA’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Individuals interested in being considered for nomination or nominating others are encouraged to do so by Nov. 15. Nominees for the three-year Board terms (beginning July 1) of office must have served on an AAIA committee or segment committee for a minimum of one year and be employed by an AAIA member company in good standing. Candidates for the one-year Executive Committee terms (beginning July 1) of office must have served on the AAIA Board of Directors for a minimum of one year. If you are interested in submitting a name for consideration, please complete the appropriate form and e-mail it with an updated bio and photo to Meg Lewis. Go here for the Executive Committee form and go here for the Board of Directors form. All nominations must be received no later than Nov. 15 to be eligible for consideration. If you require additional information, contact Meg Lewis via e-mail or call 240-333-1020. The AAIA Nominating Committee will meet on Dec. 18 in Bethesda, Md., to review qualified nominations.
The AAIA government affairs team publishes a weekly blog to provide thoughts on what is happening in Washington, D.C., and in the states that could impact the aftermarket. This week, Aaron Lowe, vice president, government affairs, tackles the government shutdown in providing a perspective of the current situation from inside the beltway. AAIA has joined with other business groups to push for Congress to end these seemingly never-ending budget crises and provide some certainty for the economy in the long term. View the complete post.
New workers will quickly become frustrated if you burden them with all the unpleasant tasks you were looking to get off your plate before they were hired, corporate trainer Jeff Havens writes. Putting them in situations where they are likely to fail and not providing training will produce similar results, he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/7)
Resourcefulness helped people get through the Great Depression, and it’s just as important to modern business leaders, says John Baldoni in this video. This quality is essential to companies but must be encouraged. “Resourcefulness is a trait that many employees possess. It’s up to those in management to put it to good use,” he notes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/4)
Holding regular sales strategy meetings, providing sales training and focusing on top-notch execution can all help you meet your revenue goals in the fourth quarter, writes Ken Thoreson. Other crucial steps are to prepare carefully for upcoming presentations and to keep track of your most valuable opportunities. YourSalesManagementGuru.com (10/1)
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