ACEC/MA Insights - Winter 2014

Type:  Insights 

Link:   ACEC/MA Insights - Winter 2014 Issue


Highlights of This Issue:

Focus:  Talent Management

  • How's Your Work/Life Balance?

How our members feel about their work/life balance

  • Is Paid Time Off Right for My Company?

Considerations for Choosing a PTO System and HR's Role

  • Developing Technical Talent

Supporting our best engineers and scientists with active learning and skills needed for strategic growth; fostering a culture of mentoring, intellectual curiosity and innovation

  • Maximizing Your Investment in the Seller-Doer

Instilling client relationship skills to all of your staff

  • Marketing and Finance CAN Be Friends

Part 2: Training Will Have Zero Impact on Sales (Part 1 in Fall 2013 issue0

  • Why Performance Evaluations Are Best Left in the 20th Century

Focus on the conversation rather than the process

  • Searching for Key Talent: Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

Answering the Question: "Why Our Firm?"



  • As a Plan Sponsor, Are You Meeting ALL of Your Fiduciary Duties?
      Operational compliance for firm retirement plans
  • Policy to Consider: Banning Cell Phone Use on the Road
  •   Liability issues for employers
  • Electronic and Digital Signatures
  •   What is the difference between these? What is the legality of use?
  • Private Sector Committee—Bridging the Gap Between the Private and Public Sectors
  •   ACEC/MA's Private Sector engages members and clients on development issues


  • President’s Message
  • What Has ACEC/MA Done for You Lately?
  • ACEC/MA News and Notes
  • New Member
  • Upcoming Events--Save the Date - Our events planned for January and beyond.

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