Strategic Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times

Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to support anticipated and unanticipated business scenarios— is a hot topic for companies today. This report outlines the strategies processes, tools, and capabilities that organizations are putting in place to achieve the greatest returns on workforce planning efforts.

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How to Successfully Select an ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

If you’re looking for your first enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection, and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. To help you through this process, here are eight simple steps for a successful ERP system selection. Read More

Operational Risk Management in the World of Big Data

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Today, with operational risk emerging as a primary risk threat in all major economies, market players are looking to the potential of big data as a primary driver of next-generation operational risk management. Drawing on current IBM research in the field of big data, this paper shows how operational risk solutions can harness the potential of big data to inform risk management scenarios and analytics. Read More

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Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting: Managing in Uncertain Economic Times

New economic conditions are driving companies to become increasingly cautious about the near future. But focusing on improving flexibility to dynamically account for change shifts focus away from budget accuracy—putting you at risk of falling short of shareholder expectations. To achieve best-in-class status, you must plan, budget, and forecast more efficiently for improved agility, accuracy, and corporate performance. Read More

The Modern Approach to Workforce Planning: Best Practices in Today’s Economy

Unfortunately, leaders often lack the visibility to predict workforce needs in difficult times, and human resources (HR) professionals often lack the business acumen to answer detailed data-driven workforce questions. As a result, many companies are currently operating in crisis mode, reacting to economic turmoil by downsizing their workforce. Find out how you can use workforce analytics for strategic workforce planning. Read More
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