Key to assessing an Employee's Performance is the setting of objectives. A key element of the performance appraisal process should be reviewing how well the employee has performed in relation to objectives that have previously been set for them. For objectives to be useful, it is often said they should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results orientated, Time framed
Several new additions and features have been added to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager since System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. The uniqueness of the paper are the hyperlinked categories, as well as the new or changed features are in Bold Type Italics, enabling the reader to visually scan through the pages it easily identify what the change or addition is. You can also electronically scan for the keywords "new" or "changed."
This white paper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple remote access that enhances business productivity.
Do you understand the true value of your human capital? This new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, sponsored by Workday, cites several organisations that are using technology and analytics to make human capital management a competitive advantage. Download now.
Contractors entail a unique challenge for businesses and for IT. Theyíre necessary, but provisioning them correctly and deprovisioning them at the right time is difficult. Read this paper to learn to minimize risk and streamline provisioning for contractors and others.
In order to help businesses assess their collaboration strategies, Cisco recently commissioned a worldwide study to explore the business value of in-person communication in distributed organizations with respect to their interactions with partners and customers.
Savvy B2B marketing leaders are going beyond revenue performance management to transform marketing into the architect of engagement across the customer life cycle. Lead-to-Revenue Management (L2RM) platform vendors are stepping up with tooling that enables customer-centric, multichannel, personalized marketing ó at scale. Companies that have implemented an L2RM automation platform have seen results in both organizational maturity and business impact. According to a Forrester survey, L2RM platform users contribute more to the sales pipeline, have higher levels of process maturity, measure results more holistically and collaborate better with their sales colleagues.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe itís financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
It has been said that you canít manage what you canít measure, and you must measure what really matters. New service delivery models for IT service management, such as software as a service (SaaS), as well as emerging communications channels for support that include social media, will require some changes to the way you traditionally measure the effectiveness of your services. Thatís why you should reexamine your service metrics as you begin to rely more heavily on SaaS, social media, and a more services-oriented approach to IT delivery.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect ITís ability to meet an organizationís requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
The nature of todayís business climate means that now, more than ever, companies look for any business advantage that helps them stay ahead of the competition. Often, that means companies take such steps as creating innovative products, increasing and maintain customer loyalty, and implementing cost-control measures to realize distinct advantages.
Leading industry analysts point to two areas internally where companies can achieve the best possible advantages, by focusing on a companyís workers and work processes.
Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Workforce Optimization, the annual report analyzing the workforce optimization industry. Gartner positions vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.
Genesys improved its 2013 position moving from Niche Player to the Challengers Quadrant. This report provides you with insights you need to determine the Workforce Optimization Solution that is right for your organization. Read Now.
Without document classification in play, it's impossible to know what to protect. The mobile ecosystem makes workers infinitely more productive, which is one reason that it wonít go
away. This white paper explores the question: How can IT govern and protect content in such ad hoc and semi-structured environments? Please download whitepaper to learn more.
How do you know if your organization has the talent it needs to execute on its strategy? Is your organizationís talent ready to perform in the new work environment? Are your talent development programs focused on the right people?
Being responsible for one-third of a businessí success already puts HR in a critical role. But itís not just about finding the best peopleóitís about finding the best people, at the lowest cost, with the lowest possible attrition and the best possible performance. And itís about guiding your executive team to the right decisions using the language they understand best: numbers. Talent managementócovering everything from recruiting and compensation to ongoing education and retentionóhas traditionally been managed in silos, with a series of disparate systems and disconnected processes and reports. In todayís data-driven world, CEOs demand more. This new study conducted by HR.com explores whatís working for organizations today and the biggest gaps to fill.
In this info graphic, you will learn how the workplace has developed over time. The hours, ways and means employees work has become increasingly flexible. Stay ahead of evolving business needs with communications that enable people to work the way they want.