ScottMadden has joined forces with American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), a benchmarking and best practices research organization, to conduct the seventh cycle of the HR Shared Services (HRSS) Benchmarking Study. This study identifies gaps in HR SS benchmarking data specific to the service center and center of expertise (CoE) staffing and performance metrics, targeting HRSS organizations with a service center and CoEs.
Grid modernization efforts will play a critical role in today’s changing energy landscape. Demonstrating the value of grid modernization investments is necessary to gain regulatory approval of the program. As has been witnessed recently in some jurisdictions, a grid modernization program will only proceed if it can demonstrate positive outcomes to utility customers and regulators. The cost-benefit frameworks and key takeaways described above can guide the development of grid modernization proposals by ensuring benefits are taken into account and will improve the probability of regulatory approval of your grid modernization program.
Additional Authors: Mike Kerrigan and Sarah Vondracek
For organizations with high-volume hiring needs, finding, assessing, and acquiring talent can be the biggest challenge they face. Having an outdated talent acquisition infrastructure only amplifies these pain points for recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates. Coupled with the competitive labor market and demanding hiring goals, it is increasingly important to meet candidates on their mobile devices, reduce barriers to apply, and increase the speed
On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA was passed. This act allows funds to be authorized to highways, highway safety programs, as well as other transit programs. Along with these areas of focus are ones that are a big interest in energy and utilities including grid resilience and smart grid capabilities, cybersecurity, energy storage, and more.
Utilities need an organized, dynamic system for conducting NERC compliance activities to ensure that they meet evolving requirements. An organized and strategic compliance program can ensure that self-reports are made in a timely manner, corporate-wide processes supporting compliance activities are in place and are effective, standards development activities are coordinated, and compliance work and expertise are not duplicated throughout the organization.
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To coincide with the release of the latest Energy Industry Update, ScottMadden joined forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, “ScottMadden’s Energy Industry Update: Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
Eighteen months after COVID-19 forced workforce disruptions to most utilities, leaders are facing new challenges that may last even longer. The assumption was that once vaccination rates climbed there would be a return to the office and a return to normal. The pandemic would be behind us, and workers would return safely to their pre-COVID workplace.
Michelle Jordan joined ScottMadden in 2019 as an executive assistant in the Westborough office. Michelle works closely with partners Andy Flores, Jim Stephens, and Tim Lyons, providing administrative and project support to ScottMadden’s rates & regulation practice. She also supports the energy markets community of practice (CoP) and is an active member of the rates & regulation CoP. Prior to joining ScottMadden, Michelle held positions in sales and marketing within biotechnology, consulting, and publishing.
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