It's Only Common Sense: Reps Need a Better Deal, Part 2

May 23, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Last week, I discussed why PCB and PCBA need a better deal. This week, I will discuss some ideas and suggestions of what that better deal—that better contract—should look like to make sure it is a win for both the principal and the rep. Improving the contract one issue at a time looks like this.

The New Chapter: Simple Secrets for Effective Mentorships

May 23, 2022 | Hannah Nelson & Paige Fiet, IPC Student Directors

Mentoring the next generation is a hot topic in the industry, as many are asking what needs to happen for the electronics industry to maintain young talent. How do we close the tribal knowledge gap that persists across several generations? One way to better understand the needs of up-and-coming engineers is through mentorship programs. According to the Mentor Coach Foundation, 79% of millennials report mentorship as being crucial to their career success. Further, one of the top reasons millennials leave their current position is due to “lack of learning and development opportunities.” Creating an active environment for young professionals to learn and grow professionally throughout their career can drastically affect retention in these positions.



In some ways, the work-from-home situation works out fine, but in other ways, it's really not working. For many of us, we haven't seen our co-workers in person for over two years. While technology has done well to connect us, often...

Foundations of the Future: Optimizing Engagement Through Webinars

May 18, 2022 | IPC Education Foundation, IPC

To support students in high school and college by sharing information about the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer, the IPC Education Foundation wanted to ensure that irrespective of the current academic...

American Made Advocacy: DoD Unarmed Without the PCB

May 17, 2022 | Travis Kelly, PCBAA

It’s been more than 800 days since the global COVID-19 pandemic upended the supply chains of almost every industry. Whether it’s a shortage of commercial and consumer electronics or automobiles, businesses and their...

The Right Approach: The Law of Sacrifice

May 10, 2022 | Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting

If you truly want to become a great leader you must be willing to make sacrifices. There are four rules to keep in mind to this end: There is no success without sacrifice. Leaders are often asked to give up more than others. You must...

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