As where and how we work continue to evolve, it is important to consider all perspectives when choosing the right approach. Ludmila N. Praslova discusses different types of hybrid working models and explains how job-crafting to employee strengths can help ensure equal footing for neurodivergent talent. ... read more
Vol. 48 No. 7 2021
string(12) "Blair Dawson"
string(38) "Vice President of Marketing and Events"
string(38) "National Equipment Finance Association"
The National Equipment Finance Association’s 2021 Funding Symposium, built on a theme of reimagination, was the association’s first in-person conference since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing networking, education and more. ... read more
Work-from-home models aren’t going away anytime soon, so even as more companies begin to bring employees back into the office, it is important to focus on keeping remote employees engaged and supported. ... read more
The COVID-19 pandemic led 2.3 million women to leave the workforce and drastically amplified social inequalities, especially for women of color. Emani Davis discusses how employers can create a culture that supports women and families and allows women of color to feel safe bringing their whole selves to work. ... read more
Ellen Comeaux of TIAA Bank, Chris Craft of 1st Source Bank, David A. Normandin of Wintrust Specialty Finance and John Wolfe of M&T Bank sifted through the challenges and opportunities of 2021 to provide the bank perspective on the equipment finance industry. ... read more
Telling the difference between a lease and a loan under the framework of the Uniform Commercial Code isn’t as simple as it sounds. Kenneth P. Weinberg provides advice on making the distinction from an equipment leasing perspective. ... read more
Stopping harassment in the workplace takes consistent intervention and support from colleagues when they see coworkers being mistreated. Leah Pusateri of Hollaback! walks through the five most important ways to effectively intervene when harassment occurs. ... read more
STRIPES Leadership Program, designed specifically for the equipment finance industry, kicked off its inaugural program in September. Monitor checks in with STRIPES participants — and the managers who enrolled them in the program — to learn more about how it is developing tomorrow’s leaders, impacting the success of their organizations and forwarding the future of the industry. ... read more
Nearly one in five people have a mental health condition, so employers must make mental health a priority when creating an inclusive workplace. Therapist Charles Hill explains the steps that employers and managers can take to ensure their teams feel safe and supported at work. ... read more
Monitor sits down with three diversity, equity and inclusion leaders — Djuana Beamon, Jennifer Fanz and Stephanie Smith — who share strategies for creating a culture of inclusion and provide examples of how to implement DE&I initiatives that forge meaningful change. ... read more
Unconscious bias is widely pervasive, including within the technology we use. Identifying and eliminating unconscious bias in artificial intelligence, data sets and other technology applications in the equipment finance industry is an evolving conversation. Keelie Fitzgerald of Odessa and Lisa Nowak of Solifi discuss unconscious bias as it relates to equipment finance technology and offer ways to reduce or eliminate it.... read more
Carrie Radloff of American Financial Partners discusses the benefits of working with a third-party originator for vendors and funding partners and explains why this side of the business is here to stay. ... read more
Mike Applegate of TimeValue Software, Jay Mehra of Odessa and Ryan Pereira of TAO Solutions joined Monitor for a roundtable discussion about remote/hybrid working conditions, cyber security and what innovations the near-future may hold. ... read more
President of DLL’s Healthcare Global Business Unit,
John Sparta, healthcare global business unit president at DLL, delves into the reasons behind recent pent-up demand for healthcare equipment, emerging trends in healthcare equipment financing and the digital transformation process of the industry.
Vice President of Financial Services,
Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions
Corcentric’s Ray Ellingsen, vice president of syndications and Patrick Gaskins, senior vice president Corcentric Fleet Solutions sit down to discuss ongoing supply chain issues, fleet management impacts and possible ways to navigate through these challenging times and position your fleet for calming waters.