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Open Access has been slowly advancing for years, but Plan S has provided an ultimatum as far as predominantly European funders and institutions are concerned, and an enormous boost in awareness to the rest of the world. In some disciplines open access seems not only inevitable, but imminent. Many accuse Plan S as favoring the large commercial publisher that can keep costs low and provide an array of solutions to authors across their portfolios, leaving the self-published society with an extremely difficult decision.
Simon Inger, Consultant for Renew Consultants will tackle and provide information on what's happening with Plan S and how it will impact you and your association. The cOAlition S authors of Plan S are releasing new details on the plan frequently. Simon will present up-to-date guidance on what you need to know. Register now.
2019 State of the Conference Industry Report from Omnipress
For the fifth consecutive year, Omnipress has tracked the evolution of conference content and the role it plays at an association's annual meeting. This year's results indicate that while education provides significant value to members, association professionals continue to face challenges in how they deliver this content to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and complex group of attendees. Learn more.
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Productivity and employee retention will flourish if new workers get proper training and resources, writes Stephanie Burns. "Create an outline that covers the first several weeks of an employee's time at your company, with a schedule that makes time for different key tasks," she suggests.
Asking questions and having discussions are crucial to getting the best work out of employees and promoting inclusion and diversity, says Kate Perry-Jones, an HR vice president at Stanley Black & Decker. "Every human is diverse in some way, but if we don't talk about those unique traits, then we also don't help people communicate more effectively," she says.
Learning and implementing employees' meeting preferences fosters productivity, according to an analysis of 5 million workers by collaboration platform Fuze. Marcel Schwantes, founder of Leadership from the Core, writes that "ensuring that employees are incentivized to do their best work all comes back to one thing: culture."
Avoid inflammatory comments on LinkedIn and stay away from politics, writes Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners. On a network designed to build work relationships, these and several other counterproductive types of posts can be risky for your career.
Autonomous mobile robots will continue to see more use in order fulfillment applications during the next five years, according to an Interact Analysis report. Excluding Amazon, the number of autonomous mobile robots in use should increase nearly sixfold between year-end 2020 and 2023, the report predicts.
Hirebotics' BotX Welder is a welding robot that can be rented by fabricators as needed to tackle work amid labor shortages, company co-founder Rob Goldiez said. The robots were designed by Universal Robots with open architecture that lets users control voltage, wire feed speed and torch angle, he said.
Sara Feuling's passion for building things began when she was a child, but it was a "happy accident" in college that eventually led her to pursue a career in construction engineering. Now, Feuling writes, it's imperative to help young people connect their natural desires to a career path, and engineers can serve as role models by reaching out to their communities with activities such as STEM programs.
New Jersey high school student Tanish Tyagi recently held a coding camp at Millburn High School that was attended by more than 50 students ranging from second to 10th grade. Tyagi made sure financial aid was available for the nonprofit camp and emphasized the importance of increasing diversity within STEM fields.
The songs humpback whales produce can not only reveal their points of origin, but also other places they've been, a study published in Royal Society Open Science suggests. "Our best analogy is hit human fashion and pop songs," said study author Ellen Garland.
Researchers used Einstein's theory of general relativity to map the structure of the pulsar PSR J1906+0746 and, by doing so, they also confirmed the theory, according to findings published in Science. Astronomers observed the pulses coming from PSR J1906+0746 over the course of 14 years.
The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) is an informal, not-for-profit international organization of chief executive officers and mid-to-senior level staff members that provides a forum for exchanging information and ideas about their professional experiences.
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