HR processes are changing. And, with the global skills crisis, HR Directors are struggling to attract and retain the best talent. Their departments are in flux, and 77% of organisations report a perceived lack of strategic value from HR.* If you’re going to win the war for talent, your organisation will need to make a radical change. It must transform its HR and become a People Company, utilising people data and analytics to make decisions based on real evidence. This will improve the way you interact with current and future employees, providing great workforce experiences. The result will be a more committed and engaged workforce, and increased interest in joining your organisation. From a business perspective too, you’ll benefit through higher levels of productivity, efficiency and improved performance and engagement.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Digital transformation is the process of creating value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and business relationships that are data centric and data driven. It’s about changing the way that business gets done. This transformation also places IT at the forefront when making strategic business decisions related to redefining business processes and operational efficiencies, shifting work and employee productivity, changing customer relationships, increasing buyer loyalty, and transforming product and service revenue streams. IDC believes that IT organizations must assume a critical role in the forthcoming digital reinvention by assuming the position of being a critical business innovation platform.
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Longi Engineering, a leading Microsoft SharePoint partner, was engaged to assist a leading Performing Arts Center in implementing an organizational SharePoint intranet to allow them to increase employee collaboration, automate previously manual processes and collaborate more effectively. The organization faced numerous challenges such as document management, legal contract workflow, records retention and labor intensive/error prone manual processes.
Use of cloud computing by enterprise companiesis growing rapidly. A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure
equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining on-premise, at the “Edge”. In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work is changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically-savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything, from attracting and keeping the best talent, to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Routing is a fundamental component of your customer experience strategy. True omnichannel routing breaks down channel silos and gathers intelligence upfront through context and data to deliver the personalized, seamless engagement your customers now expect.
Learn how you can move beyond single interactions with true omnichannel routing:
• Dynamically match customers from any touchpoint, over any channel, to the agent with the optimal insights, skill set and proficiency
• Enable seamless transitions between digital self-service and live employee contact
• Replace single, random interactions with thoughtfully designed and optimized customer journeys
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
• Start small and deploy fast with MicroApps
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
Corporate governance. Capital Requirements. Information Security. Identifying and measuring potential risks help you connect the dots to create a sound ERM program for your organization.
In today’s environment of security regulations and requirements, organizations must take a comprehensive approach to ERM to identify and mitigate potential threats. Risk is cumulative, and unidentified weaknesses can quickly spiral out of control, resulting in costly solutions that can lead to reputational damage.
The first step in designing a sound ERM program is to understand which components are needed and how to implement them. Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management: A Comprehensive Approach Reveals the Big Picture, provides a straight-forward approach to creating a reliable, yet flexible program to address existing threats with the ability to adapt to emerging ones.
In the end risk management is everybody’s job – do you have a plan in place to help your employees manage unpredictable threats and
Thrill customers and empower employees with omni-channel, socially-infused digital experiences to drive better business outcomes
IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, rich-media assets, real-time social communications, robust customer self-service capabilities, business analytics and mobile device delivery
IBM Employee Experience Suite enables employees to easily find and share relevant information across multiple platforms, diverse geographies with multiple languages, and within the context of business applications
Organizations are looking to use DXPs as they move from web-centric to more pervasive, multichannel digital experiences. This Magic Quadrant will help those responsible for a range of customer-, employee- and partner-facing initiatives find the most suitable vendor for their needs.
Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners, vendors, and devices to serve rising customer expectations. Firms will shift from being mere cloud adopters to becoming cloud companies themselves—stewards of their own ecosystems.
This Forrester report—presented by Epicor—highlights the transformation taking place as we move to a world of connected cloud ecosystems, and it describes how:
• The cloud economy disrupts business models
• Rightsourcing is a key challenge to cloud success
• You will orchestrate the cloud, and it will orchestrate you
Download the report to learn more and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Digital transformation (DX) has progressed well beyond the abundant hype predicting it to where it is now an existential concern for many enterprises. We are at an inflection point as digital transformation efforts shift from "project" or "initiative" status to strategic business imperatives. Growing enterprises,
regardless of age or industry, are striving to become "digital native" in the way their executives and employees think, what they produce, and how they operate. IDC predicts that by 2021, at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships, and that by 2020, investors will use platform/ecosystem, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises.
Published By: HireVue
Published Date: Feb 09, 2018
Unilever is a global player in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, with nearly a third of the world’s population using its products every day. The company has more than 169,000 employees working around the world, and its leaders estimate that within three years, as many as 60 percent of those employees will be Millennials. Critical to Unilever’s ongoing success will be its ability to attract these recent college graduates.
For its signature Future Leaders Programme, the company wanted its recruitment efforts to get ahead of the curve. The existing process was rooted in paper-based applications, phone interviews with recruiters, and manual assessment tests. It took four to six months to sift through 250,000 applications and ultimately hire 800 individuals. The company sought to radically transform this process using online gamification, digitally recorded interviews, and science-based assessment tests and data analysis.
In this case study, we:
• Explain the challenges facing U
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Early in my career, I worked on the shop floor at Home Depot. As part of my management training, I rotated into an assistant store manager position, and the team I found myself leading was full of highly experienced master-tradespeople. I quickly realised that my lovely college degree was of zero use when customers wanted to know how to fix their leaky taps or install new light fixtures. No amount of friendliness could overcome the fact that I simply couldn’t answer those questions. Yet, our experienced associates were helping customers find exactly what they needed.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
For nearly a century, Denmark-based ALK has worked to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies. As the global leader in allergy immunotherapy, the innovative pharmaceutical company is unique in its commitment to research-driven products and solutions that not only address allergy symptoms but also provide long-lasting relief by targeting the root causes.
As a result of organic growth, acquisitions, and mergers, ALK has grown to more than 2,300 employees in 20 different countries. Its HR leaders knew they had to find an innovative solution that addressed the changing needs of the company. Temporary bolt-on systems were not going to work. Enter Workday.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
HCM suites and their individual applications also provide reporting and data as needed by local and international regulations, and often include analytics and dashboard capabilities. Transactional employee and manager self-service have become embedded roles within these solutions, and the ability to support mobile access has also become a fundamental part of these offerings. With increasing frequency, we see the inclusion of tools and applications embedded within HCM technologies to infuse traditional processes with collaboration, and capitalize on approaches that leverage social channels in the workplace to enhance overall user engagement and productivity.
As much as we try to avoid it, performance reviews seemingly boil down to last minute gathering of notes and memories, prodded by HR chasing you down to meet deadlines.
Sound familiar? The cycle can be broken. In our latest ebook, learn about 5 strategies that help you have a more effective performance review season. Learn how to:
• align employee goals to company goals
• provide continuous feedback and coaching
• tie performance reviews to learning opportunities
• use all of the data collected to make informed and actionable decisions
Avoid the performance review spiral, download “5 Strategies for More Effective Performance Reviews” today!
31 percent of millennials reported that they would leave their current position due to lack of learning opportunities.
Younger generations are expecting more out of their work experience, which is making it harder to attract and retain top talent. We’re in the middle of a new era in terms of the way employees work and learn.
Bottom line? Learning content is one of the most significant investments when it comes to employee experience and it’s time for your company to step up to the plate.
Download our quick-guide on “4 reasons you should invest in a learning content strategy.” You’ll learn how it can change the way your company:
• attracts top talent
• onboards and attracts top talent
• retain hard-won talent
• achieve your business goals
Get your copy today.
58% of executives believe their current performance management approach neither drives engagement nor leads to high performance. It’s high time to make some changes and adapt performance management strategies to better reflect the changing dynamics of the modern workforce and ensure employees reach their potential.
Check out “10 Counterproductive Performance Management Assumptions You're Still Making” and see how you can improve your talent development initiatives to increase the productivity and impact of your employees. In this ebook, we'll touch on:
• how goals are set and achieved
• flaws and biases in manager's assessments
• what truly motivates employees
• and more
Download your copy and get started!
The majority of training and performance management processes don’t lead to more skilled and productive employees. So what’s different about the ones that do?
Download our brief, "The Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organisation”, and learn:
• How to increase employee productivity by 37%
• What separates world-class learning and performance from ho-hum
• Real business examples of this in action
We have a world of technology at our fingertips, but is it actually leading to stronger, more agile organisations? How do these new tools serve as the catalysts for more productivity and greater executions of companies’ larger marketplace ambitions? In the brief "4 Trends Redefining Performance Management,” we cover:
1. Embracing the Digital Transformation
2. Rethinking Performance Management
3. Rising Employee Engagement
4. Business Insights
Download the brief to learn how you can expand HR's role in boosting company success.
Employees today want more than a steady, well-paid job at a promising company. In this competitive job market, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit, retain, and motivate top talent. Yet, they continue to rely on outdated employee engagement strategies that no longer work.
As pressures increase from an evolving workforce, organizations from startups to enterprises must prioritize employment engagement now more than ever.
We've identified seven bad habits that commonly hinder organizations. Download this whitepaper to learn how to transform old habits into the effective, future-ready programs that drive today's high-performing organizations.
Leaders care deeply about employee engagement. Most organizations measure it. Why aren't they equipped to address it?
How precise is your employee engagement barometer? Use this guide to gauge your organization's effectiveness in measuring and improving employee engagement by focusing on four main categories:
• Are you measuring the right things at the right frequency?
• Did you get actionable insights?
• Are insights delivered to the right people--managers (not just HR leaders and the CEO)
• Are people equipped to act quickly?
The role of analytics in managing, improving and ultimately transforming supply chains cannot be understated. But what about the analytics themselves? FICO’s Zahir Balaporia and renowned author Tom Davenport use the term “The Analytics Supply Chain” to reflect that the actual analytics themselves parallel supply chains, with inherent challenges and problems if things “get stuck.” Rethinking analytics in these terms can not only improve supply chain performance, but also any other business problems you seek to solve.
This article targets:
· Steps in the analytics supply chain and the vital role of data and analytic models
· How your predictions, recommendations and insights need to rely on similar attributes to finished manufactured products;
· Key questions to ask yourself in determining where you need to fix your analytics supply chain.