Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 01, 2013
Learning is critical to enabling business strategy, from onboarding new hires to developing future leaders, to educating channel partners and customers. This study, based on responses collected from 185 organizations between July and September 2013, looks at how organizations connect learning to business priorities, create development programs that impact every stage of the employee lifecycle and utilize technology to support learning initiatives. It also examines the business impact of building learning capability and running effective learning programs. Research conducted by Aberdeen Group and brought to you thanks to Skillsoft.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
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.
Every organization strives for a workforce that is engaged, inspired, and motivated to perform at its best day in and day out. But what is the reality?
According to Gallup, only 13 percent of all employees worldwide today are engaged in their jobs — an alarming statistic given the importance of the workforce in fueling growth and meeting other key enterprise goals. Employees are typically an organization’s most vital (and expensive) asset, and when they are disengaged and/or disenfranchised, the ripple effects across the business can impact your profitability and branding.
In fact, each employee generation — and each individual — has unique needs and expectations regarding work. So how do you engage and inspire them? It requires a creative and differentiated approach that accounts for the unique characteristics and requirements of each generation.
Fortunately, new human capital management (HCM) technologies are available today that can help you optimize employee engagement across a
In 2017, business, societal and political events transpired at a pace that left many with a fractured view of the ethics & compliance industry and its expectations. Download the top 10 predictions that could influence your organization's ethics and compliance program in 2018, and our recommendations for what you can do right now.
What you'll learn:
The top trends and events that will impact your ethics and compliance program in 2018
How increased awareness and reporting of sexual harassment will affect your program
The evolving role of the ethics & compliance officer
How to create a culture of compliance
Published By: Zenefits
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
The ability for the workforce to connect, collaborate, and get work done from anywhere - and at anytime - has never been more important. Today, businesses are embracing mobile-empowered workforces because of their correlation to higher productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In this guide, we’ll cover:
• Mobile’s impact on culture
• Mobility and the blended workforce
• How business apps are redefining the way we work
• Mobile’s impact on business performance
• And more!
There are countless ways to measure workforce intelligence, but just tracking soft measurements such as "improvements" isn't enough. In order to get the attention of senior management while positively impacting business results, HR must challenge the way it uses workforce intelligence. To provide more meaningful analytics that help drive business success, HR should rely on metrics that focus on business goals, establish revenue impact, and anticipate future trends in the workforce.
This e-guide will allow you to explore some of the most valuable reports and tools that HR professionals can turn to when delivering data to executives. Additionally, uncover tips for more effectively utilizing your workforce data to make fact-based decisions about human capital investments as they relate to business and financial objectives.
Your employees are your secret weapon and your competitive advantage. Imagine how your business would thrive if you could multiply your workforce’s impact without adding to the payroll! Through 5 talent strategies, your organization can do just this by increasing the productivity of each employee.
In our new whitepaper, “Shifting the Employee Productivity Curve with Smart Talent Management Strategies,” you'll learn:
• What the employee productivity curve is and how shifting the curve impacts your organization's bottom line.
• 5 practical measures you can take to enhance employee productivity.
• Stories of organizations that have successfully shifted the curve.
Your organization has already seen how adopting talent management solutions can impact employee productivity. Download this paper to learn what else your organization can do to shift the curve even further.
This report, created in conjunction with partner Human Capital Institute (HCI), is based on an extensive survey of more than 600 global organizations. It examines the far-reaching economic impact of talent intelligence.
While compliance and reporting are absolutely necessary, they will not be sufficient to truly enable an organization's business strategy. Taking this opportunity to think through the ways in which workforce management strategy supports overall business objectives can position HR leads to have a huge impact on organizational performance, as well as costs. This Research Brief looks at how organizations respond to the ACA, as well as the underlying technology foundation that can enable both reporting and the execution of an overall workforce management strategy.
Published By: Silkroad
Published Date: Sep 22, 2016
Direct, frequent conversation is important for an organizational culture.1 Ed Batista, Instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and executive coach tells us that “to become more effective and fulfilled at work, people need a keen understanding
of their impact on others and the extent to which they’re achieving their goals in their working relationships. Direct feedback is the most efficient way for them to gather this
information and learn from it.” 2
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
It’s the moment every IT department dreads: A data loss event takes your business offline and the countdown clock begins. Despite spending countless hours safeguarding against and preparing for this moment, the impact of downtime is immediate and all-consuming.
While IT pros can’t always avoid data loss events, they can prepare for them to ensure minimal downtime. To better
understand the IT experience during a data disaster, EVault commissioned Spiceworks Voice of IT to survey IT pros regarding disaster recovery practices and perceptions. All survey respondents were based in the U.S. and have influence over backup/disaster recovery purchase decisions. This e-book will explore the impact of downtime and data loss on IT departments for small and midsize businesses.
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
IT organizations must deliver better applications faster to stay relevant and seize business opportunities. And to promote growth and digital transformation, organizations must find the right balance between developer effectiveness and operational efficiency. This checklist helps assess business needs and impacts to help you choose a Linux® container. It also details the features and benefits of Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform.
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
As a broker, your customers look to you to provide guidance, education and cost savings in a world filled with ever-changing regulations and skyrocketing costs. See where Houston businesses find the most value in their brokers and what new options exist to help contain costs.
• Learn where Houston businesses see brokers adding value
• See the impact carrier satisfaction has on changing carriers
• Read about new cost-containing options to help your clients
Houston businesses are as unique as Houston itself. But not every business looks at healthcare the same. See what other Houston businesses are choosing to offer their employees, how satisfied they are with their choices, and what other cost-reducing options are available.
• Learn what % of employees live in Houston, and how that impacts health care costs
• See how happy businesses are with current carriers and what that means at renewal time
• Find out what alternative options smart businesses are looking at
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
In this paper, Stratecast discusses the technologies that are disrupting how business is conducted— and how they impact and are impacted by your data center infrastructure. We define the ideal IT environment, and present ways to achieve it with flexible, composable infrastructure.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
It seems that with each passing year the speed at which new and emerging technologies are transforming business increases in almost direct proportion to impact. We now all live in an era of digital business transformation that is being enabled by rapid advances in telecommunications services. These changes do not just impact the way employees work; they profoundly change the way customers interact with businesses of all sizes.
Engage everywhere to improve everywhere Two out of three executives under the age of 35 are frustrated by technology at work, but believe they can be more productive with information sharing, and that better communications will positively impact business growth. Find out how else the digital revolution is impacting midsize businesses.