Beyond Financial Literacy: The Importance of Business Acumen Training for Managers and Employees

Developing business acumen isn’t easy, but it is fundamental to business alignment. What does that mean exactly? It means understanding what it takes for a business to make money, and it involves the financial literacy of how strategies, decisions, and actions impact the bottom line. Through classroom-based training, your managers and employees can learn how these connections are made to the business. Find out more.

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

Beyond Engagement: The Definitive Guide to Employee Surveys and Organizational Performance

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Employee engagement surveys have grown in acceptance in the last 10 years because organizations believe they can leverage employee engagement for higher employee retention, greater customer satisfaction, and improved financial performance.

It’s estimated that three of every four large firms in the United States survey their employees. Worldwide research by IBM reveals that surveys are more common in large organizations: 72 percent of organizations with more than 10,000 employees regularly... Read More

Performance Feedback beyond the Annual Appraisal: Feedback via Technology Linked to Positive Employee Attitudes

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Effective feedback is critical for employees to improve their work performance, which, in turn, drives business growth. Feedback helps to reduce ambiguity and uncertainty about what goals to pursue, to understand what behaviors are required for success, and to know how others view and evaluate one’s performance.

With workplace communication and collaboration technologies becoming ever more commonplace, and timely face-to-face communication becoming less feasible due to ever-growing virtual... Read More

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