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Neurodivergent Talent and Improving the Work Experience for All

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

Coming Home: NEFA’s 2021 Funding Symposium ‘Reimagines Everything’

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

Employer Branding: A Tool for More Inclusive Hiring

Companies need to reassess and improve the experiences they create for job seekers to attract, retain and support a more diverse pool of talent. ... read more

Remote Inclusion: Providing Support and Opportunity to Employees Working from Home

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’s Impact on Women of Color

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

Bank-Owned Equipment Finance Traverses Challenges of 2021, Preps for ‘Robust’ 2022

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

Is it a Duck or Platypus? Examining Lease vs. Loan Analysis Under the UCC

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

Take Action: Five Strategies for Effective Bystander Intervention

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 Inspires Change & Transformation Through Leadership Development

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

Creating Safety and Inclusivity for Mental Health

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

Doing the Work: Diversity Leaders on Creating a Culture of Inclusion

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

Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor profiles 50 powerful women in the equipment finance industry in the third annual Top Women in Equipment Finance list.... read more

A Conscious Conversation About Unconscious Bias in Equipment Finance Tech

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

The Vital Role of the Third-Party Originator in the Commercial Finance Industry

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

Raising the Stakes: Technology Must-Haves for Equipment Finance’s New Future

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

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