If it matters, it's at Aftermarket eForum | Women's Board 2013 Winter Meeting -- agenda available now | 5 ways to avoid hiring bias claims
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January 24, 2013
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BB&T Weekly Aftermarket Intelligence Update
AAIA and BB&T Capital Markets have teamed up to provide a unique report available through AAIA. This report, AAIA/BB&T Weekly Automotive Aftermarket Intelligence Update, is published every week in AAIA SmartBrief. The report provides comprehensive and timely information and trends about the aftermarket and the relative performance of companies serving the industry, including manufacturers/suppliers; distributors; retailers; service and repair; and collision.
If it matters, it's at Aftermarket eForum
The 2013 Aftermarket eForum, May 22 and 23 in Rosemont, Ill., will feature an unprecedented lineup of visionaries, including: Lúcia Veiga Moretti, president, Delphi Product & Service Solutions; Fred Blumer; CEO of Vehcon and co-founder, Hughes Telematics; Gregory Boutee and Bryan Murphy, director and vice president, eBay Motors; and Charlie Covert, vice president, customer solutions, automotive at UPS. Where else are you going to go to hear how these thought leaders are going to shape your future and change the world? From logistics to e-commerce and from global aftermarket trends to telematics -- if it matters, it’s going to be discussed at eForum. Register today.
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Women's Board 2013 Winter Meeting -- agenda available now
The agenda for the 2013 Car Care Council Women’s Board Winter Meeting, Feb. 6 and 7 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla., is available now. View the agenda. Go online to register now and reserve your hotel room before it is sold out. New this year -- the Women's Board will be holding a silent auction during the meeting. All proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund. We invite your company to contribute an item for the auction, valued at $25 or more. Donations of items for the silent auction will be accepted until Jan. 31 and are welcome from WB member and non-member companies. For more information and to confirm your donation, e-mail Linda Rudd, silent auction chairwoman. For more information on the Women's Board, visit the website or e-mail Gina Lemon.
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5 ways to avoid hiring bias claims
To avoid discrimination claims, review data from your application process to ensure there's no "disparate impact on a particular race, gender or other protected class," and make sure your referrals are diverse, Heather Bussing writes. "We tend to refer people who are like us. So if you often hire through referrals, check to see if it's creating a Wonderbread workforce," Bussing writes. HRExaminer.com (1/21)
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Admit it: It's weird to be in charge
Bosses who find themselves leading a team of former peers should start by discussing the weirdness of the situation, Mike Figliuolo writes. Only by recognizing the elephant in the room will people be able to beat it into submission, Figliuolo writes. "Acknowledging discomfort is the only way to truly focus on it and make it go away," he adds. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/21)
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6 things the best sales leaders have in common
Top sales leaders are focused on achieving revenue targets and are committed to providing salespeople with the training they need to be successful, writes Scott Edinger. They also appreciate the value of teamwork and motivation. "A sales leader's vision ought to inspire and create confidence in order to achieve the organizational goals," he writes. Forbes (1/23)
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