Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Nov 29, 2017
The Importance of Safety Training in the Workplace: Safety Officers Discuss Ways to Keep Your Business Compliant
How much is the life of an employee worth? How much is the loss of a big toe? Or an index finger? These are the questions that keep safety managers awake at night. While there are no good answers, the only way to get a good night’s sleep is to ensure that your company is doing everything possible to make your company as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, simply meeting OSHA standards isn’t good enough. Would you want to drive in a car that was deemed the “least” unsafe, or one that was a model of safety? Make safety a priority by allocating yearly funding, finding the best trainers (whether external or internal), and empowering employees to work with managers to create easy-to-understand safety procedures and protocols. Encourage people to think first, act second, and consider safety protocols as not just a rote function, but an essential fact of daily practice that might ju
Your world is moving faster. Competition for top talent is getting fiercer. And your hiring managers and leadership team want better results today—not tomorrow. As LinkedIn reported in its 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report, hiring volumes and budgets are heating up for the first time in four years. This means you and your talent acquisition team need to act more quickly than ever before to find talent, reduce time-to-fill, and be true business partners.
In this short white paper, we explore how recruiters and talent acquisition teams can gain a competitive edge by leveraging new data-driven approaches to build recruiting efficiencies, build a strong candidate pipeline, and provide the kind of deep insight into candidate performance that will make your hiring managers see you and your team as more strategic partners.
Procurement is a risky business. Procurement managers are responsible for obtaining materials, goods, and services at the lowest reasonable cost—and they are responsible for ensuring that the supplier or vendor reliably provides high-quality goods, in both the present and the future. They must make sure that the organization does not knowingly or unknowingly engage in, support or turn a blind eye to criminal behavior, like bribery. They must negotiate contractual agreements that protect the company against possible disputes, and much more.
Add to those responsibilities and risks the expectation that organizations will commit themselves to corporate social responsibility (CSR), embracing business practices that value and account for more than just short-term financial performance.
But procurement managers are unlikely to have extensive expertise in EHS issues, so EHS professionals have an important role to play in identifying and mitigating the environmental, health, and safety-relat
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
How Middle Managers Are Leading The Push To Make Workplaces Better
According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic – “The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager”– a study of 22,000 U.S. workers found that, as a class, middle managers suffered from the highest levels of depression of any group in the workforce.
A contributing factor to that depression: they don’t get to make big decisions.
Whether in pop culture, Dilbert cartoons, or business literature, the title “middle manager” is often derogatory, describing a job with frustratingly little power but plenty of responsibility. But this is an unfair characterization because managers outside the C suite are incredibly important to their organizations and have the power to inspire and uplift their employees.
To explore the depth of this phenomenon, we decided to look at a number of data points to see how prevalent middle managers are in leading employee engagement strategies. We used TINYpulse and our own clients as a barometer but also
Build your business case for MDM with an illustrated, step-by-step approach that shows executives and managers how MDM generates a single, reliable data set to empower customer- and partner- facing teams to improve sales, customer service and channel operations.
Not all B2B customers are businesses. There is a parallel world of non-businesses among your customers that you may not be fully aware of. Beyond B2B lies the Business-to-Institution (B2i) market, a sector that includes over 2 million institutions, spending $4.1 trillion annually.
Financial and business managers today are seeking a higher level of analytical ability to manage business performance than ever before. But these kinds of analyses often lie beyond the reach of most of today's ERP systems.
Published By: Tridion
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This White Paper explains how Tridion's Web Content Management solution and the technological choices made by Tridion can help organizations achieve their business goals. It is intended for Systems Architects and IT Managers who need to assess the impact of incorporating Tridion into their existing environments.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Businesses of all sizes have to manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The task ranges from simply keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance and the achievement of environmental goals. Under this sort of pressure, IT managers and managed service providers, to which the task is often outsourced, must have flexible access to powerful tools and an ability to share the data those tools rely on.
Published By: Thinksoft
Published Date: Nov 13, 2007
This guide/primer serve as an introductory how-to guide on outsourced software testing for business heads as well as software project managers. It first places testing within the content of total product life cycle and then describes the sequential stages within testing program, and how these stages can run parallel with the other development stages.
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
The hotspot in the current IT world is optimized Web Services. Now the enterprises have started their vision towards next generation Web Services. This white paper gives information for the business managers and engineers in developing and deploying Web Services using Rational Application Developer (RAD) and WebSphere Application Server (WAS), respectively. This paper explains the process to:* create a Web Service and Web Server client* build security to that web service* deploy the web service in WebSphere application server
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
One of the vital needs of business is to connect processes, people and information both within across the organizational boundaries. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, a Customer Relationship Management application, provides solution to the sales managers in accessing the lead/prospect data and promoting their business successfully.
In good economic times, success simply means keeping pace. After all, the market is demanding your company’s products and services, and your responsibility is simple: keep up with the demand no matter what it takes. Most managers, whether they are business managers or technology managers respond to this situation the same way. They hire more people to shoulder the increased load. Sales managers seek out more sales reps. Foremen bring more assembly workers online. Customer service beefs up the call center. And IT managers hire more administrators to maintain the constant flux of demands from users, applications, systems, and networks.
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
The reality of business today means that organizations will have to grow the talent they need when they can’t find it. Developing talent internally over the long term will be most of the solution. You’ll want some recommendations in your back pocket when your CEO turns to you for answers. Learning managers will be seen as the go-to resources when it comes to compensating for major skill gaps in talent. By socializing learning, mobilizing the technology, creating strategic stretch assignments, partnering with institutions, and speaking to the bottom line, HR can make learning an integral solution to filling skill gaps in the organization.
This report will explain what virtualization is, and highlight how it is optimizing the performance, both from an IT and business perspective across servers, storage and end user desktops. This report will define how top performing companies gain business advantages from virtualization technologies and outline key changes that must take place for C-Level managers to gain the fruits of the new IT.
Not all turnover is created equal: there’s healthy turnover and there’s alarming turnover. Are the employees who are leaving your organization for other opportunities the same ones who are driving the critical strategies and projects across your organization and moving the business forward, the innovators, and the effective customer relations managers?
In this white paper you will see why it is critical for organizations to dig deeper and get a clear understanding of who’s leaving and who’s staying.
The IT/business relationship has long been misrepresented as broken and ineffective. But what impact has the cloud had on the relationship between IT and business managers? A recent Harvard Business Review report debunks several myths over IT, business management and the cloud.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Within any organization, the most dangerous users are those with privileged access to the company’s
most valuable and sensitive data assets. This includes systems administrators, business managers,
partners, suppliers, and service providers, and also takes into account the automated interactions
between business machines, systems, and applications. Privileged access has always been a
high-risk issue, but for too long, organizations have not understood or have chosen to ignore the risks,
preferring instead to rely on the integrity of the individuals and systems involved.
A number of high-profile security breaches over the last two years have highlighted the damage that a
rogue systems administrator or stolen privileged credentials can cause. Today, fewer than half of all
business organizations have deployed the type of privileged identity management (PIM) solution that
could help improve the situation. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) provides an in-depth view of the
leading PIM solution
The sponsor named below commissioned Ardent Partners to write this report. While the report topic In 2015, collaboration is the name of the game in procurement and frequently entails working with key internal stakeholders (like line-of-business managers and legal departments) or preferred suppliers to drive greater value through sourcing and procurement. For Chief Procurement Officers ("CPOs") and other supply management leaders, collaboration has taken on many new and innovative forms over the years, causing these executives to leverage new (and, in some cases, existing) processes, relationships, and technologies to enhance compliance, decrease risk, and increase savings. One such business process, contract management, has been reborn with digital, automated features that can shift the way procurement teams collaborate, mitigate risk, drive performance, and realize greater savings for the enterprise.
With smartphones and tablets now standard-issue office gear,workers fully expect to have mobile access to critical data and business applications wherever and whenever the need arises.And it’s not just the average field worker or sales rep who stands to benefit from remote access. An IDG survey found that 61% of the executive managers saw value in accessing critical business data while offline via their mobile devices. This IDG whitepaper proves that offline access is the key to unlocking mobility’s promise.
If you’ve tried managing your retail operation’s labor performance without reliable, real-time data, you know the costly shortcomings of this approach. Tap into clear, easy-to-access workforce data — a single view of all elements of your workforce that empowers you to make effective decisions and protect your bottom line.
Workforce Analytics for Retail transforms labor and sales data into meaningful business intelligence. Learn how managers can make data-driven decisions that optimize workforce utilization, control labor costs, and drive continuous improvement.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe