A Happy Employee Will Be More Productive
And the more productive an employee is, the more likely they will be innovative
Employee satisfaction can be based on many factors depending on the company dynamics and employee expectations.
Most companies provide essential benefits to retain employees and to avoid high turnover.
It is much easier for companies to retain current employees than it would be to recruit, hire, and train new employees.
The following are 5 ways to keep employees satisfied, all identified based on employee response levels, surveys, and overall improved moral in the workplace.
Big Data and Cloud Computing – A Marriage Made for Computing?
Like any marriage, it’s not perfect but there are things that can be done to make it so.
One of the most alluring features of the cloud is the promise of unlimited storage capability.
However, this capability involves more than just offloading massive data stores into a cloud storage repository, especially if the data needs to be accessed frequently or processed and analyzed, as with Big Data stores.
There are two options when considering cloud storage solutions; object storage and block storage.
As the technical staff at iCorps Technologies points out, object storage is best for companies that need frequent access to data stored as files, documents, presentations, and images, for instance, so that it can be updated and changed.
When businesses need to access bits and pieces of data, like information stored in a database, for instance, block storage is the answer.
Block storage makes it simpler and faster to access non-file-based data.
Click the read more button to discover more of what Sharon has to share about cloud computing and block storage…read more
PwC Survey Finds Private Companies Are Embracing Bold Innovation to Meet Growth Objectives; Talent and Technology Play Key Roles. PwC’s Trendsetter Barometer tracks the activities and intentions of privately held US growth businesses. It incorporates the views of 213 chief executive officers (CEOs/CFOs): 119 from companies in the product sector and 94 in the service sector, averaging $310 million in enterprise revenue/sales, and including large, $500 million-plus private companies.
With new technology comes — sometimes — a need for a new approach to handling your business processes as well as handling your troubleshooting. Are you thinking, “Why is troubleshooting part of business processes?” Then continue reading — otherwise, if you already know this you can skip to the next section. Business processes are just — processes… And troubleshooting is a what? shot in the dark? If you answered anything but a process, then you probably try to resolve things with emotions (yes, I am...read more
This is a guest post by Randall Gates, writer Why Quality Control Management is Needed A lot of uncertainties face business students and future business professionals in the dramatically changing business landscape of the 21st Century. One thing is for sure, however. In a world of increasing public scrutiny, shared information, and regulation, quality control will be more important than ever before. Information Sharing – or Exploitation? Take, for instance, the growth of such whistle-blowing websites as Wikileaks. Whether you agree with...read more
Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
The term “human resources” can mean very different things depending on its context.
At large, multi-national corporations, dozens of individuals might work in HR to keep the corporate machine moving.
For small and midsized companies, however, HR probably means one or two very talented, very hardworking people doing their best to help keep employees happy and safe.
Working as HR for a smaller business means you’ll also likely run into many challenges and have to find creative and innovative solutions.
Often these solutions—things like social performance management software end up encompassing technology, which means you will have to work closely with your company’s IT department.
This presents its own set of challenges. Your needs will be at odds with the highly specialized work that IT professionals do, and it will be on you to do everything you can to make sure the relationship between HR and IT is solid.
Click the read more button to discover a few things to keep in mind as you start working more closely with IT…read more
Begins: 25-October-2012 7:30 AM Ends: 26-October-2012 5:00 PM RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands Please note – this event requires registration: http://www.hrtecheurope.com/en/home/ The fusion of HR and technology is the catalyst that will drive future business innovation and profitability. Don’t get left behind with the same old, out-dated legacy practices. Join us at HR Tech Europe to explore and discover the most innovative approaches, tools and strategies being offered today in HR! There will be NO ‘sales pitch presentations’! You will have...read more
In one of my recent articles, the title “Why all the pain? Is fluff really the cause?”, I talked about the early phases of a project, the phase before and during the acquisition of a new system. Many believe that the protocols and best practices for performing a needs assessment as well as a thorough review of their business processes (whether they are documented, or not) are unnecessary, and are really “fluff”… actually, too many believe this. For them, from my perspective, buying and implementing a new system is just a matter of finding out...read more
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNCrN_zbNms After the untimely death of Apple’s former CEO & tech icon, Steve Jobs, SAP’s Co-CEO Jim Hagemann-Snabe shares his comments… “First of all, he is one of the rare people who has extremely strong leadership because he is a unique combination of pushing limits, challenging assumptions and he is in many ways, a perfectionist, who only wants to do the absolute best.And that has been driving his leadership and we’ve seen what that has done to his innovations. So for me,...read more
The workforce has changed. We don’t carpool to cut commuting costs — we telecommute. We don’t go MIA when we’re on the road–we have a whole arsenal of mobile apps to keep us plugged in. Many of the archaic processes organizations have relied on to manage talent performance for the last two generations simply aren’t cutting it anymore. For example, Dr. Samuel Culbert argues in his article, Get Rid of the Performance Review, that performance reviews are “little more than a dysfunctional pretense”. Whether you love them or hate them,...read more
The changes that are occurring with technology are out pacing the level of learning, and teachers are finding themselves needing to improvise as well as question their teaching methods… Much of this comes to light in an interview with Renata Santiago, conducted by Mark Hillary of IT Decisions. Both are from São Paulo — and the concerns and thoughts shared by Renata are more universal than many believe. In this video she talks to Mark about the use of social media by corporations with some very thoughtful and insightful comments....read more
R “Ray” Wang is Principal Analyst and CEO at Constellation Research Group provided an excellent article called named “Coming to Terms with the Consumerization of IT” on the Harvard Business Review blog on the reality many companies need to face as their employees consumerize the services of IT…. The rate of change in technology is behind much of what is happening today — before technology started changing so rapidly, cultures and society had time to adapt and ‘catch up’ — now it is a matter of identifying...read more
If you want to gain the attention of anyone outside an English-speaking country, tell them they need to learn English or have English as a required skill before they can gain a good standing in their career. Much is said about this subject — just as there was when the language of trade and commerce was French (not even 50 years ago). In the age-old argument of this subject, the language really doesn’t matter — it is the requirement to know something beyond their native tongue that will set the debate circles spiraling...read more
As every new system develops and – for lack of any other word – evolves, the inherent weaknesses are exposed. Cloud computing has been doing well and had it’s first major hic-cup last Wednesday. The fact that something does well does not make it automatically the best solution — the history of technology is FULL of solutions that worked well at first, only to be found to be cost-inefficient, problematic at certain scales, and more of a headache and costly than the problem they replaced. But what we tolerate we cannot...read more
originally published 11-Feb-2011 Education – there is a definite importance to this endeavor. Often, that importance is lost on those who need it the most – our youth. Whether you have children or not, eventually the quality of their education — or lack thereof — is going to affect your life personally. If not now, it will later. Some of today’s youth will be our leaders in our later years, some will be business owners, and some will be innovators. Life – without any deviations – is like a...read more
In our endeavors to expand into Brazil, we were prepared for many things but unprepared for their reality. But in MANY ways, the problems Brasil faces with technology are identical to that of the USA — both in recent history and currently. CGServices USA Inc is forming a study group that is going to be providing questions for the needs of Brasil when it comes to technology in education. They are not focusing on technology education, but technology in education. More announcements will be made through the Social Network (facebook,...read more
What you keep in front of you is the direction you will go… Many times the “research and analysis” for a new system will be heavily burdened with the obvious – with a flair for the bells and whistles that are believed to assist and help a company with a new system. Consistently, too many projects are started with looking for the right answers… Too many times the project is pursued without really looking for the right questions instead… A simple concept – but it requires thinking beyond the textbook and the normal viewpoint....read more
originally published 03-December-2010 In an article in Brazil’s O Globo, titled Bons gestores de TI são uma raridade no mercado, translated to English, Good Managers Are A Rarity On the Market, Fláviá Rodrigues notes the lack of good IT managers and points to the colleges beefing up their curriculum to accommodate the demand. The shortage is accounting for a loss of $45 billion to the Brazilian economy ($US 26.45 million). According to Case Technologies, the account for the shortage is… The IT market is still not widely known in Brazil...read more