Cooperatively Speaking

Welcome to Cooperatively Speaking, a podcast by E&I Cooperative Services. Each episode, we discuss the topics most important to procurement and end-users at schools and universities.

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Supplier Diversity & Holistic Value Creation

Season: 2 | Episode: 6 | Category: Facilities & MRO

How does supplier diversity impact a community — and specifically schools and universities — both socially and financially? David and our guest Titus deep dive into the definition of supplier diversity and what it means as a “holistic value creation” for educational institutions and the communities in which they operate.

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Trends, Challenges, and Predictions in
Background Screening for Educational Institutions

Season: 2 | Episode: 5 | Category: Professional, Consulting & Administrative Services

HireRight recently launched its 15th Annual Benchmark Report based on the responses of over 2,300 human resources and risk professionals worldwide who shared their experiences of background screening, talent acquisition, and remote working over the past year, as well as some predictions for the future.

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PCI Compliance, Credit Card Processing, and
Preventing Data Breaches at Your Institution

Season: 2 | Episode: 4 | Category: Professional, Consulting & Administrative Services

Colleges and universities are like little cities where each department operates with their own business processes and software. Managing the payment systems for each of these locations is extremely complex when you consider all the different ways schools receive payments for things like tuition, dining, libraries, athletics, parking, and donations. 

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Selecting the Right Battery for the Job in Your Facilities

Season: 2 | Episode: 3 | Category: Professional, Consulting & Administrative Services

Take a look around you. What’s something you know you have a lot of of, but don’t often see? How far can you walk through your house, your office, your facilities without walking past a battery?

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The Hidden Risk in Your Vendor Master

Season: 2 | Episode: 2 | Category: Professional, Consulting & Administrative Services

With 74% of organizations reporting they were the target of an actual or attempted payments fraud in 2020, the problem is well known — but not well understood.

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Breaking Down Funding for Facilities

Season: 2 | Episode: 1 | Category: Facilities & MRO

Since March 2020, Congress has allocated $264.5 billion for private, public, K-12, and higher education spending in response to the pandemic. Much of these funds can be used for your facilities project — including construction — if you are able to justify the costs as being necessary to virus mitigation.

Join us for part two of our discussion on supplier diversity within the education space (check out part one here!). You’ll walk away from this episode with practical, tangible tips on how you can establish your program and build on it to make it truly great.

Join us for part one of our two-part discussion on supplier diversity within the education space, particularly for facilities departments, EH&S, and other departments responsible for serving their campus.

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IAQ: If It's Important, You Measure It

Season: 1 | Episode: 2 | Category: Facilities & MRO

Join us for part two of our discussion on indoor air quality (IAQ) — and why if it’s important, you measure it. In this episode, Saul and David chat with Karl Stefan from Pure Air about best practices,  what people do right and wrong in their facilities, and key contributors to IAQ that you may not be quite aware of.

The need for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a topic for years, but COVID-19 significantly exposed deficiencies, challenges, and concerns surrounding IAQ. 

Now, with facilities teams around the world discussing how to better clean their air, this area of facilities maintenance is more important than ever. 


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