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AWT Webinars

The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) hosts monthly webinars that provide the convenience of online training paired with live instruction and Q&A opportunities.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00 AM ET

The Systems-Based Approach to Establishing Financial Confidence and Predictability for your Business

Join Tim Smith, president of ignite Business Advisors, as we discuss the importance of a systems-based approach for your business that will help you to not just grow, but multiply, your results. This interactive session involves:

  • Discussing the strategic thinking and processes behind systems that are a catalyst to success.
  • Exploring the business operating system with a focus on the proactive sales-based approach and additional procedures that you can follow to produce consistent results within your organization.

Developing a method for an operation--a systems approach--can help you eliminate generalized solutions, seat-of-the-pants decisions, employee discretion, and everything else left to chance. Learn how to put into practice detailed procedures, performance standards, and accountability to get the best results.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:00 AM ET

5 Content Marketing Key Steps To Successfully Building Your Online Brand!

Are you creating website content that visitors want to read and search engines will find? That is the foundation of inbound marketing. This webinar, by Jim Weiskopf, Bridge the Gap Media, will review the five keys to content marketing, including:

  1. A website that is engaging with educational content marketing and a responsive design.
  2. Content that people want to read, download and share.
  3. An email marketing plan that shares your brand and thought leadership with your audience.
  4. Social Media followers that care about your product.
  5. A revenue generating plan to follow up on data and analytics on who has opened, clicked and shared your content. These are your key customers.

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Friday, June 16, 2017
11:00 AM ET

Cooling Tower and Boiler Controls: Building Management System Integration Basics

Join Thomas J. Tinney, Lakewood Instruments, LLC, on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 am ET, as we discuss the most common integration formats, well as the differences between them. This webinar will also review specification and installation basics you should be aware of before and after installation.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
11:00 AM ET

New Hire Onboarding: The Importance of Making a Good First Impression

Making a positive first impression is a very crucial step in the success of integrating a new hire into your organization. A well-organized onboarding process will help reduce stress and costly turn-over while providing a smooth transition into the new role. Join us for a webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover ways to develop an onboarding process that fits your culture, the importance of early relationship building, common mistakes made, and new hire administration.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Form I-9 and E-Verify: What All Employers Need to Know

The Form I-9 and E-Verify are at the forefront of the ever-evolving topic of immigration compliance. Join us for a webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover the purpose of the Form I-9, how to properly complete and store the form, along with common mistakes and what to do in the event of an I-9 audit from the Department of Homeland Security. We’ll also cover E-verify, and the states in which E-verify is mandatory.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:00 AM ET

FLSA Wage & Hours Laws: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt- What’s the Difference?

A common challenge employers face is understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees according to the FLSA (Fair Labor and Standards Act). The Department of Labor, Wage & Hour division has certain thresholds to determine the correct classification. Join us for a webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will cover how to determine the difference, the importance of an updated job description, implications of misclassification, and best practices. We’ll also cover recordkeeping requirements and independent contractors.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Discipline and Termination: Steps to Take to Reduce Exposure to Liability

Discipline and termination are never an easy part of an owner or manager’s job, but at times a necessary function. If these processes are handled incorrectly, it could expose the organization to liability. Operating in a litigious world can be costly but there are steps employers can take to reduce the risk. Join us for a webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will look at best practices for preparing, communicating, and documenting performance improvement plans for your workers and steps you can take to mitigate your exposure to liability.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:00 AM ET

Performance Reviews: The Importance of Objective Feedback and Goal Setting

Communication between managers and employees is essential to the success of every organization, team, and individual. When communication breakdowns occur, employee satisfaction decreases, productivity declines and team morale drops. To prevent this, managers and supervisors need to be prepared to deliver accurate and effective feedback to employees. Performance reviews are a critical part of this effort. Join us for a webinar with Ryan Rybarczyk, PHR, Rybar HR Consulting, LLC, that will look at steps to prepare for an effective review, common errors made during reviews, and developing constructive feedback.

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