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
Today’s leading organizations realize that their IT administrators (often referred to as “IT pros”) provide them with important strategic and tactical advantages. Administrators’ importance to day-to-day operations, and their role in researching and deploying new technology solutions, makes them key players in a successful IT team.
Best-in-Class companies put out low-cost, high quality products, in the timeframe intended, and as a result deliver on 87% of revenue targets and see a 15% increase in profit margins.
Based on the experiences of 148 respondents, this report will explore what makes a product development company successful. It will look at the differences between the Best-in-Class and their competitors to see what they attribute margins/revenue to.
Today’s leading organizations realize their software developers provide a significant strategic advantage. In many cases, the ability to quickly create and deploy new solutions, often using innovative technologies, is what sets one organization apart from its competitors. But many organizations struggle to keep their developers on a lifelong path of learning: Under the dayto- day pressures of business and operation, education is often de-prioritized.
You set aside hours every week for them to train, you tie learning to performance objectives, and you talk about their progress regularly. But then you see the total usage hours and you’re, well, underwhelmed. Maybe your team doesn’t need training afterall? Not so fast.
Fact: Training pays. Invest in your employees and that investment comes right back to you. In one survey, 85 percent of workers indicated that employer-provided training increased their own workplace loyalty. The same survey showed that workers who trained just one hour per week saved 1.8 hours per week—or 83.7 hours per year—through productivity gains.
With each new day comes a new opportunity, and perhaps nowhere is that truer than in the world of tech. When you're preparing a team, it helps to know what changes are coming. There are opportunities for your team to jump ahead of the competition by knowing what training you’ll need and what skills to hire for.
Certification can play a crucial role in tech professions, especially for people who work on the IT side. It allows pros to demonstrate their skills and simplifies the recruiting, retaining and developing of staff.
Continued reliance on wet signatures is risky, especially in sales, where speed and ease of business are vital to revenue. In this Forbes Insights paper, learn how moving to e-signatures can transform all aspects of the sales cycle.
Internal communications is a critical component to your company’s success. You need to think about the role of internal communications more strategically than ever before. Not just in the face of change events like acquisitions or a major market shift, but also to align your employees behind your vision, your strategy, and to drive daily productivity. This only works if you can communicate effectively with them and excite them about their work. Reaching employees and engaging them will help you successfully meet your goals.
An engaged workforce is a critical component to your company’s success. When employees are engaged and behind your vision and strategy, they are more motivated and focused on your organization’s business goals.
We tend to measure productivity by the number of meetings we have, not by outcomes. What does it take to become a truly collaborative company? Read this whitepaper to learn which best practices a company should consider.
Great collaboration occurs when a collaborative culture, with the right technology is integrated with well-designed physical spaces. Learn how organizations have combined these elements to foster more effective collaboration.