Employee assessments can give organizations and managers consistent, in-depth, and objective information about their people. This Information helps leaders and managers rely less on gut instinct and make smarter people decisions.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Mar 19, 2010
Today, many companies are investing in wireless and mobile solutions. Where mobility was once viewed as a risky venture, its value is now understood. These solutions are expected to increase productivity and improve efficiency due to improved field-based access to knowledge within the mobile workforce. In the current competitive climate where companies must compete globally, wireless solutions are no longer about gaining an edge, but about keeping up with the competition.
Published By: SmartBrief
Published Date: Apr 26, 2011
Find out the role that employment brands play in SmartBrief on Workforce readers' recruiting efforts, how top companies use their employment brand to attract top talent, and how recruiting strategies are changing.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 29, 2013
With a constantly evolving business climate, encountering change is the new normal. Organizations that embrace and practice agility are proven to be more effective in dealing with change. Key to fostering agility is continuous learning and development. Learning is not an event-based occurrence where one-time training can satisfy skill gaps; learning opportunities need to be accessible, targeted, and continuous. With a strong learning culture that aligns with business objectives, companies are better able to embrace an agile mindset, and with increased agility, performance will improve and the overall business impact will increase.
Published By: Avalara
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Sales tax compliance and the CFO: What automation means for risk management conveys why it’s time C-level executives should take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate.
This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know about sales tax compliance — and, more importantly — what the accounting and finance professionals in the trenches are doing to safeguard their organizations from potential audits and accounting pitfalls.
Download this White Paper for more information.
Published By: Datawatch
Published Date: Mar 21, 2014
Big Data is not a new problem. Companies have always stored large amounts of data—structured like databases, unstructured like documents—in multiple repositories across the enterprise. The most important aspect of big data is not how big it is, or where it should be stored, or how it should be accessed. It’s the efficacy of business intelligence tools to plumb its depths for patterns and trends, to derive insight from it that will give companies competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging business climate. Visualization allows companies to analyze big data in real-time across a variety of sources in order to make better business decisions.
In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve the bottom line. Implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively. Yet, a large percentage of job shops and manufacturers have held back from implementing an ERP system due to high initial costs, long implementation times, and competing demands for time and resources. Download this white paper to learn more!
Almost every IT and business leader today is focused on creating a more agile business. The ability to adapt immediately to business climate changes is now the basis for competitive advantage, and it will determine which companies will thrive and leapfrog their competitors and which ones will face becoming irrelevant. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is one of the reasons why businesses have spent billions of dollars on technology to make IT more agile.
Smaller budgets. Fewer personnel. More pressure to show value. As the recession lingers on, B2B marketers are being called upon to deliver bigger, faster, cheaper results with less resources. But the current economic climate means even companies able to make high-dollar purchases will require more touch points to nurture them through the buying process. Today's business buyers are cautiously working to make smarter, more informed decisions.
Distributed workers - just like their on-site counterparts - need to collaborate with coworkers, partners and customers to stay productive. But in today's global business climate, frequent travel is no longer a viable option.
This new SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate.
It should come as no surprise that storage budgets are constantly under pressure from opposing forces: On one hand, economic forces are pushing budgets to either stay flat or, in many cases, shrink as a percentage of a company's revenue. On the other hand, the infrastructure struggles to keep up with the pace of data growth, pressured by many variables, both social and economic. Businesses have no choice but to acclimate their storage infrastructure to the unprecedented levels at which data is growing.
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
In today's economic climate, it is crucial for employers to get peak performance from employees and find ways to keep productivity at the forefront. Engaged employees -- those who enjoy what they do and where they work -- are usually more productive and can help their businesses achieve better results in many ways.
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management (BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so, you’re in the right place. BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change. BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the challenges of the modern business climate.
It's a scary climate for small and mid-size businesses. Besides economic, many growing businesses also experience problems and frustrations when it comes to data management and business software integration. Sage has introduced an eBook, On the Hotseat: How Your Peers Are Tackling the Questions That Matter Now, that provides insight on how other businesses are handling these problems.
Located in the English Midlands, the Leicestershire County Council enjoys a strong national reputation for doing things differently and achieving results. In 2009, it was named Council of the Year - the first County Council to achieve such an accolade and despite the tough economic climate, it continues to deliver high-quality services to the people of Leicestershire.
Seen as a trailblazer in many areas, the Leicestershire County Council leads the way in working with troubled families. In partnership with the National Health Service, police, district councils, and others, the council has provided services for these families in need, while cutting bureaucracy and reducing costs.
Like most public services, Leicestershire County Council has faced the ongoing financial challenge of government funding reductions. As a result, the council has taken early action to find efficiency savings and new ways of working.
Published By: Wheelhouse
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
There are lots of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate.
But even the thought of switching can be intimidating. There is an enormous number of factors to consider. They have to do with cost, features, technical complexity and other issues. And the impact of each factor varies depending on what kind of system you’re changing from. In short, when it comes to switching phone systems, nothing is simple or straightforward.
With the reelection of President Obama, we can expect air issues to take center stage on EPA’s agenda.
President Obama will continue efforts to reduce carbon pollution. He sees climate change as a real threat, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which may have given a boost to the President, who is perceived as showing strong leadership. The mega-storm also highlighted the differences between the Republicans and Democrats on the role of government. Cap and trade legislation and regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be revived in Obama’s second term. Affected industry sectors can expect an up tempo on regulation as the issue is fought out in a still divided Congress.
Is it easy to do business with your organization? Do your employees feel empowered to meet your customer’s needs? These are questions that you’re probably grappling with as you face a perpetually changing business environment. You strive for operational excellence and need ways to effectively acquire and retain new customers. You also need to reinvent your business operations to foster growth.
Smarter Process is a way for you to work smarter as you find your way through all the operational challenges that the current business climate throws at you. It helps you use mobile, analytics, and collaboration to empower your employees to do their best work. It also empowers you as a leader to find the right tools and solutions.
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales.
At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales.
To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses.
Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World”
Delivering applications that meet the needs of the business can be a challenge in a complex business climate that is constantly changing. Diverse, multiple heterogeneous environments are the norm, all of which must be maintained and deployed. Multiple tools and technologies connect, support and create work.
Published By: Ergodyne
Published Date: May 31, 2017
You don’t have to be sweatin’ to the oldies or your favorite Richard Simmons DVD to generate heat. Actions as unconscious as breathing generate heat as part of the metabolism, the process of breaking down food for energy and rebuilding our bodies. Normally, this heat is a good thing, and essential for maintaining our core body temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius).
But heat is not always our friend. Overheating can lead to serious heat-related illnesses, including heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.1 This is especially true for people who work warm outdoor climates or hot indoor environments such as foundries, bakeries, boiler rooms, laundries, etc. In these situations, workers need a way to shed excess heat.