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Must-read Guidebooks for Leaders

Leading online training provider RedVector offers must read-guides for leaders in the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial and facilities management sectors. Here, you’ll find RedVector eGuides and RedVector infographics on blended learning, industry trends, challenges and solutions.

From the CSHO’s arrival to the post-inspection, learn how to prepare for – and manage – each step of an OSHA Inspection. Dan Johnson, a CSP with more than 23 years of experience working with clients and OSHA during and after inspections, offers his tips for handling OSHA inspections in 2018.

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In 2017, cyber attacks cost businesses worldwide approximately $5.7 billion and did irreparable reputation damage. Sadly, this activity is only likely to ramp up in the next two years. In fact, hackers executed 116 breaches in January 2018 alone, resulting in the exposure of 3 million sensitive files. As businesses navigate the intensifying cybercrime environment, they will encounter changes that carry serious implications for breach prevention. In this white paper, discover five of those critical cybercrime developments.

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To understand the top training priorities and challenges of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms, RedVector recently surveyed leaders representing more than 200,000 employees. Learn what fellow AEC leaders identified as hot topics, and find out if your organization’s priorities align.

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The training required to equip project managers with the skills they need to succeed are covered in the preeminent global standard for project management ― the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In this white paper, discover the key updates that were made to the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, and learn how these updates can help project managers in any industry.

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To understand the top training priorities and challenges of industrial businesses, RedVector recently surveyed leaders from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, chemical processing, power generation, food and beverage and pharmaceutical/biotech. Learn what fellow industrial leaders identified as hot topics, and find out if your organization’s priorities align.

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A majority of the one million pipes that deliver tap water to American families have outlived their shelf lives, says the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), making water infrastructure a central area of concern. In fact, 240,000 water mains give way each year. In this white paper, learn what and why investment in water system rehabilitation must be made now in order to protect the health of the public and the environment and to prevent cities, businesses, and households from losing billions.

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The process of tracking, reporting and taking corrective action on accidents and near-misses can consume considerable time – especially when human resources staff, safety personnel, and other stakeholders depend upon antiquated, paper-based methods. In this white paper, discover how organizations can transform workplace safety and productivity for the better with a cloud-based approach.

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Midsize firms spent an average of $3.7 million last year to provide internal learning and development resources, according to research from the Brandon Hall Group. As companies make these significant investments, they need to know they’re receiving value. In this white paper, learn why organizations are adding “microlearning” to their training mix to help employees learn, retain and perform better.

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In this white paper, learn what fellow industrial sector leaders identified as their top training challenges, wants, needs and must-haves for 2017, and find out if your organization’s priorities align. Leaders talked about ramping up health, safety and environment training, mechanical maintenance courses and more.

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In this white paper, learn what fellow architectural, engineering and construction leaders identified as their top training needs and challenges for 2017, and find out if your organization’s priorities align.

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Approximately 36% of engineering, architecture and construction firms say finding and retaining top talent is a major business obstacle. In this white paper, learn how AEC firms are addressing this challenge by developing clear career paths for Engineers in Training, or EI and EITs, and investing in corresponding training to help them grow within the organization and contribute more quickly.

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Data from the American Meteorological Society found that the rate of extreme weather events are on the rise, bringing new challenges for design and construction professionals. In this white paper, analyze those challenges and understand how building codes and standards, safe rooms and structural renovations can help to improve resiliency from the elements.

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Contemporary eLearning innovations can take employee education to another level, and the cognitive theory of learning developed by Mayer and Clark explains why this is the case. In this white paper, learn more about their multimedia principle and discover the innovations driving interactive, lasting learning events.

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Today, with 79% of manufacturing recruiters finding it difficult to fill open job roles because of skill gaps, skill-based pay programs are making a resurgence. In fact, half of Fortune 1000 companies are using skill-based compensation to train, retain and reward workers. In this white paper, learn the key features and benefits of a skill-based pay program and understand how to establish your own program.

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In this white paper, in order to ensure compliance and prepare for audits of employees, understand 5 key things about CE requirements and recognize why having a centralized recordkeeping method or learning management system (LMS) to track, store and report all necessary completion documents is critical.

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Only 35% of organizations evaluate real business results of learning and development projects. Where do you stand? Since significant resources are being put into corporate training, businesses must make sure they are getting value back. In this white paper, learn how to identify the right measurements for assessing training value and discover a way to build and use your own Learning and Development ROI Calculator.

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As OSHA fulfills the promise it made a few years ago, "to get back in the enforcement business," knowing how to prepare for and survive an OSHA inspection is more important than ever. With OSHA fines reaching all-time highs, have your plan in place before an inspection ever begins. In this white paper, learn 3 steps that could save you thousands in penalties.

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Learn how to prevent unplanned downtime, avoid rush orders and sidestep large-scale repairs with a solid preventative maintenance (PM) program. In the case of an automotive production plant, a PM program reduced downtime from 300 hours annually to 25 hours.

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In this white paper, learn why your firm might be wasting resources and failing to motivate employees by neglecting soft skills training in communication, organization, leadership and more.

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Most industrial organizations today suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. Are you one of them? Download RedVector's new white paper to learn how successful implementation of TPM and preventative maintenance programs can result in quality defect improvement of 25%-50%, increases in a machine's capacity by 25%-60% and reduction in maintenance costs by 10%-50%.

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In this white paper, learn more about how BIM is helping AEC businesses, and how any organization can train its professionals to utilize this powerful tool.

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More than 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses (or 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers) were reported by private industry employers in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, it has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs alone. In this white paper, learn how your firm can make the case for increased safety training.

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In this white paper, learn why universal, consistent training will be critical to bridging the skills gap and to growing industrial business. .

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What does it take to manage your AEC project to success? What is the secret to staying on schedule, keeping costs to a minimum, and avoiding unwanted conflict? This in-depth white paper written by industry veteran Edgar Farrera addresses these questions and more, providing critical information for owners, owner representatives, architects, engineers, contractors, and more. Understand the importance of looking at the economic, political, physical and social aspects of a project, and get essential recommendations for jobsite health and safety.

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Architectural, engineering and construction firms are cutting training costs, improving tracking/reporting and absorbing information better as a whole. How? They're utilizing a combination of online and instructor-led training - an approach also known as "blended learning". Learn why your firm should too.

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