AEM’s most popular blogs in 2021


AEM aims to provide its member companies with a wide range of industry perspectives, observations and opinions presented in the AEM Industry Advisor. Whether a blog is about new standards and regulations or industry trends, it seeks to inform and engage the readership valued by the Advisor. As this year draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the most read Advisor blogs for 2021…

How COVID-19 is changing the way businesses communicate — by former WEA Director of Public Affairs, David Ward

Prompt, reliable and open communication internally with employees, as well as externally with their various stakeholders, is essential, according to Ward. Whether it’s internal communications, allaying employee fears, using technology to aid corporate communications, or doubling down on advocacy, the pace of change when it comes to communications is s is accelerating in a world that is still grappling with the impacts of COVID-19.

Regulations Vs. Standards: clearing up the confusion — by Mike Pankonin, Senior Director of Security and Product Leadership at AEM

There is often confusion from people inside and outside the industry regarding the difference between voluntary industry standards and government regulations, according to Pankonin. This article describes both in detail and highlights key considerations to help distinguish between the two.

Building aggregates 101: what they are (and why they matter) — by Sara Feuling, Senior Construction Manager at AEM

Aggregates are often overlooked when talking about the construction industry, according to Feuling. They are not attractive. They are not glamorous. They are just rocks, after all. That said, aggregates are – quite literally – the building blocks of our society.

5 Emerging Technologies Driving Improvements in Animal Welfare and Safety — by Austin Gellings, AEM Agricultural Services Manager

Manufacturers are making progress in terms of technologies that are used in an effort to increase safety in animal husbandry, according to Gellings. One example is remote monitoring technologies that give farmers greater insight into an animal’s health and welfare. Automatic cleaning systems, herd management systems and automated dairy facilities are also newer and emerging technologies capable of helping farmers care for their animals more efficiently than ever.

Autonomous Equipment: Examining the Path to a Driverless Future by Jeff Jurgens, Director of Product Management, AEM

According to Jurgens, autonomous vehicles are set to have a huge impact on the future of all-terrain vehicles. While the equipment industries represented by AEM have always been reluctant to embrace innovative technologies, they are poised for significant change as autonomous vehicles dramatically change the nature of work.

Target this overlooked talent pool to help meet workforce demands by Julie Davis, Senior Director of Workforce Development at AEM

According to Davis, there are many overlooked talent pools that manufacturers could tap into to address their labor shortages. One of these populations, and the main one discussed in this particular blog, is the population that has some sort of criminal record. It states that more employers should be on the lookout for these populations to address their labor shortages.

Advocating for a New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in Manufacturing –by Julie Davis, Senior Director of Workforce Development at AEM

The manufacturing industry is lagging behind when it comes to capitalizing on the benefits of cultivating a diverse workforce. As the industry continues to face challenges filling vacancies, it is becoming increasingly important for organizations to target a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion, Davis wrote.

How Social Media and Content Marketing Can Play a Central Role in Recruitment — by Thomas Armitage of Site Seeker

The manufacturing industry has struggled to retain its workforce and attract new workers to the industry. According to Armitage, social media and content marketing can be used in many different capacities, such as helping organizations retain and recruit employees, as well as advertising and positively impacting reputation. of the company.

3 Strategies to Master Your Manufacturing Aftermarket Services — by Christa Bemis of AEM Service Member Company Documoto

Manufacturers can grow their business by providing (and thinking more strategically) aftermarket services, Bemis wrote. This can generate a lot of revenue and many companies only focus on selling equipment and not on the services they can provide after the sale.

The Utility Expo 2021: Bigger (and better) than ever — by John Rozum, Utility Show Manager

Just before The Utility Expo 2021 kicks off, Rozum detailed the excitement and enthusiasm that was beginning to build within the industry, as well as all to expect at the Louisville show.

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