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Protected: HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit: October 2018

October 16, 2018

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Top Five Advantages of Applicant Tracking Systems

October 5, 2018

Finding the ideal candidate for every open position is critical for the growth of any organization. Aiming to increase recruiting efficiency and stay compliant, many large and mid-size companies have adopted applicant tracking systems (ATS), a software application that enables electronic recruitment processes. The top five most-valued benefits an ATS provides to an organization are highlighted below.


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Does Europe Have a Handle on Its Energy Future?

October 1, 2018

Europe is often perceived as highly adept at transforming to a clean energy future because of their growing renewable capacity, declining greenhouse gas emissions, and emerging smarty city activities.


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The Things You Always Wanted to Know, but Were too Afraid to Ask, about Energy Storage

September 27, 2018

As energy storage, especially battery storage, continues to see market gains, adoption of the technology is growing. But what are the complexities of introducing battery storage into the marketplace? Why is pricing energy storage so challenging and what effect does it have on energy storage procurement? How do energy storage ownership models impact adoption? Is benefit stacking really necessary for energy storage to be cost effective? This video seeks to address these questions and more.

Government Efforts to Reduce Cybersecurity Threats for the Energy Industry

September 21, 2018

ScottMadden examines efforts in place by the government to help the Energy Industry face Cybersecurity Threats.

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How ScottMadden Helps Energy Clients with Cybersecurity

September 21, 2018

ScottMadden helps companies establish a strategic direction for their cybersecurity programs, implement programs, and sustain and continuously improve program performance based on key program performance indicators. This approach targets your most important enterprise risks and builds confidence in the ability of your cybersecurity program to protect your most important assets.

To learn more, view the entire series on Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Surprises for Energy Executives

September 21, 2018

ScottMadden reveals what might surprise some Energy executives about Cybersecurity.

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Protected: Shared Services and Outsourcing Week California 2018

September 20, 2018

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Leveraging RPA to Enhance the Employee Experience

September 10, 2018

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is being used by many organizations as an innovative way to improve business performance and gain process efficiency. RPA is a technology solution that allows you to automate repetitive, rules-based processes through use of computer software. In our previous white paper, “RPA: Innovative Transformation Tool for Shared Services,” we describe how RPA is “a transformational tool that has the ability to lower operating costs while simultaneously increasing efficiency, scalability, consistency, reliability, security, and transparency.” These benefits make RPA an attractive addition to your process improvement toolbox and allow you to take your shared services organization to the next level.


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EPA Proposes Affordable Clean Energy Rule as Replacement for Clean Power Plan

September 5, 2018

On August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule as a replacement to the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP). The EPA had been expected to repeal the CPP ever since the former head of the department, Scott Pruitt, announced the agency’s intention to do so in October 2017.1 The new rule aims to create guidelines for states to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired power plants and is subject to a 60-day comment period. The proposed rule will likely lead to legal challenges from environmental and clean energy groups. The EPA is hoping to finalize the ACE rule by early 2019.


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REV Check-In: 2018 New York Energy Market Summit

August 31, 2018

During Infocast’s New York Energy Market Summit 2018, ScottMadden consultants offered insights about the ongoing implementation of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative:


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FERC Resignation May Mean More Gridlock

August 30, 2018

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Robert Powelson recently concluded the shortest term of any leader in the regulator’s history. His departure leaves a considerable challenge for the remaining four commissioners to avoid gridlock with several critical policy discussions on the docket.


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