The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions

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Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting—but many are investing a lot of effort to produce this information. And the limitations to the information companies currently compile may have a significant impact on decision making. Learn how automating profitability reporting can help your company improve decisions.

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The Business Case for Compensation Technology: How Better Enabled Compensation Teams Can Improve Organizational Outcomes

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Despite the foundational role compensation plays in talent strategies, many organizations continue to manage compensation market analysis, strategy development, and program administration using spreadsheets. Managing compensation processes in spreadsheets can be done, and can even be done well in some cases. But the pitfalls of handling complex compensation tasks in spreadsheets are well known: spreadsheets are prone to human error, require a high level of expertise to move beyond simple analysis,... 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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