ASA Insights
Mar. 10, 2016

You Don't Need to 'Go it Alone!'
American Supply Association
More than a dozen ASA Member Companies have already asked for help in driving their Talent Development initiatives. And your company could be next! The ASA-U Advisory Service provides critical direction and a partnership to walk with you on your path to success. Whether you’re looking to infuse greater levels of accountability within your organization, set up a defined career path for employees, upgrade your performance management process, or even establish a training program, the ASA-U Advisory Service can help. More

Answers to Your Questions about Compensation & Benefits
American Supply Association
This month, ASA and its independent regional affiliates continue to collect data for a comprehensive executive and employee compensation survey. This is the first time since 2014 that a report will be available for the PHCP and industrial PVF wholesale-distribution channel. The participation deadline is extended thru March 15. Wholesaler members will receive a copy of the final report in exchange for having completed the survey questionnaire - at no fee. LEARN MOREMore

Karl E. Neupert Endowment Fund Helps ASA Education Foundation
Supply House Times
Last year, the ASA Education Foundation conducted a National Labor Study to fully identify the workforce challenges this industry will face over the next decade and beyond. The results are alarming. Today, there are about 200,000 people employed in the PHCP/PVF industry. Over the next 10 years, a staggering 25% of them will retire, and over the next 20 years, we’ll see half of the current workforce exiting this industry. Left unchecked, companies will face significant shortfalls in their workforce, hindering their ability to sustain current levels of operation and certainly their ability to expand. More

Supply House Times Premier 150 Survey
Supply House Times
Do you belong on the Premier 150 list of wholesaler distributors that do business in plumbing & hydronics, pipe/valves/fittings and/or heating/ventilation/air conditioning/refrigeration? Take our annual survey by March 16, 2016. We rank the top PHCP wholesaler distributors in the U.S. and Canada based on their total sales from the past year (but do not reveal sales of individual companies). We plan to review the Top 150 companies included in last year’s study and may drop some from the list that have not responded to the survey for a number of years. Take the survey.More

Take Career Days Head-On
American Supply Association
ASA has all of the resources that you need to effectively attend a Career Fair and recruit the next generation of employees. Take advantage of ASA’s Career Day Kit, which contains all of the materials you will need and are available to members at no cost.

This includes industry specific brochures, a pop-up banner, a how-to-guide for career fairs, and giveaways. These tools will make your career fair booth stand out as well as arm you with the materials and information to get the most out of your career fairs. ASA is currently searching for upcoming career fairs in your area, but don’t wait for us! Contact your local high schools, community and technical colleges, and military bases for their upcoming fair information. More

Industry Women Connect in Chicago
American Supply Association
The ASA Women in Industry Division (WII) is focused on empowering women and providing them with the opportunity to connect – through education, information and engagement. The ASA Women in Industry Spring Conference will provide you with strong educational sessions. Hear from some very accomplished and powerful women who will offer their insight and vision to help boost participant confidence and ability to succeed. Whether you are a seasoned veteran already making your mark in this diverse industry or just getting started, we urge you to join us in Chicago, April 27-29, for this very exciting program. More

Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss on USA Today
American Supply Association
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Why is Training and Developing Employees Important?
The current business environment is constantly changing, so it is crucial that organizations train and develop their employees to stay ahead of the competition. However, many organizations have failed to recognize the number of benefits that exceeds the costs associated with having untrained and underdeveloped employees.

Want help developing your own training program? Go to ASA-U Advisory Service today for more information. More