ASA Insights
Jun. 30, 2016

ASA Tackles Industry Workforce Need
American Supply Association
Last year, the ASA Education Foundation sponsored a workforce study to get the facts on the realities of our aging workforce and the challenges ahead. I don’t think anyone was surprised to find out the industry is in desperate need of qualified employees in order to sustain business going forward. But to see the stats in black and white is surely a wake-up call for all of us. The American Supply Association is working on many levels to help attract new and younger employees into this industry. Through a massive career initiative, ASA is reaching out to high schools, technical schools, colleges and military veterans to market, inform and attract new workers into our industry. And with a specific focus on capturing the attention of women, ASA formed the ASA Women in Industry Division about three years ago.More

These Kids Have Skill
American Supply Association
For the third straight year, ASA is proud to have sponsored PHCC’s plumbing competition at SkillsUSA in Louisville, Kentucky. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industries working together to ensure our country has a skilled workforce through competitions that support career and technical education. Several ASA members contribute to this program by providing materials and prizes. ASA’s workforce development initiative starts at the top of the supply chain and works itself all the way down to the workers that use member products every day. These contractors are crucial to a strong and profitable in industry.More

Learn to Engage Your Employees and Drive Results at NETWORK2016
American Supply Association

Steven Handmaker
If there’s one thing that Steven Handmaker has learned during his years in business, it’s that motivated and engaged employees equal happy clients. It’s a formula that sounds simple enough in theory; but that can be difficult to achieve in a business setting where all eyes are on the company’s bottom line. On Thursday, Sept. 29 at NETWORK2016 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, join Steven’s presentation Strategic Employee Engagement to Drive Business Results to learn effective ways to infuse engagement in the workplace. REGISTER NOW for NETWORK2016.More

Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss on USA Today
American Supply Association
This week's news: World Steel Price Collapse Undermines Global Recovery (The Desert Sun)

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The Importance of Employee Development
Many entrepreneurs seem to view employee training and development as more optional than essential ... a viewpoint that can be costly to both short-term profits and long-term progress. The primary reason training is considered optional by so many business owners is because it's viewed more as an expense than an investment.

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