I would like to ditto the "every year" sentiment. From an agency perspective, the industry is changing too quickly to wait two years to gather and brainstormvisualcommunicationinterpreting
Hi Everyone, I wish I was more timely in reading this listserv and if all of the information that is been here over the last four to six weeks which is when Iangnalex
CORRECTED REPLY-! Please read- especially if you read this the first time I posted it on Saturday- Ruth Hi Nancy- Hi Jennifer- Hi Ruann- And hi everyone whoslisinc
It was decided by the membership to dedicate each month to the topics raised in San Antonio at the workshop. Please bring your questions, comments, concerns, observations about these topices.
In order from least to greatest concern:
September, Topic 10. Laws and Regulations
October Topic 9. Business Infrastructure - Accounting support/Legal advice/ Skilled office staff/ Capital
November Topic 8. Scheduling Issues - Traffic/ Midday 1-2 hour assignments/ Last minute jobs/ Inability to fill a job
December Topic 7 Cost of Benefits- Rising costs/ Being competitive/ Travel policies
January 2006 Topic 6. Community Relations - Consumers not understanding our role/Consumers thinking we are too expensive/ Giving back to the community/Advocacy
February Topic 5. Competition from Interpreters - Interpreters don't understand ISM's/ Interpreters' business practices/ Policies: non-compete,
travel, cancellation/ Independent contractors vs. employees
March Topic 4. Money - Salaries/Fees/Rates/Overhead/Clients calling more than one agency/Collections/ Bad debt
April Topic 3. Competition from other Agencies - Stealing employees/ Low
overhead/ Lowballing/ Undercutting/ Unethical competition
May Topic 2. Marketing & Client Service - Contracts/ Bids/ Proposals/
Educational interpreter roles/ Clients recognizing worth/ Exclusive
contracts not honored/ Advertising
June Topic 1 **!!## Recruiting and Staffing - Interpreter shortage- where are they?/ Rising salaries/ Maintaining quality/ Interpreter preference/Interpreters' perception that I.C. is more lucrative than employee/Competing for staff
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