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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition

Recent stats show that although the great majority of employers say they have recognition programs in the workplace, only a small percentage of employees report that they are engaged, showing that these programs are far from effective. It's unsafe to assume that your workforce is being suitably recognized, because the reality is that they probably aren't. This e-book looks at how to respond to the needs of today's workforce and lead the way to employee success. Part one looks at the case for employee... Read More

Enabling Finance in a Digital Enterprise to Plan, Monitor, and Predict

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Information is the catalyst for transformation in today's increasingly online business environment. Every role is now an information role. From finance to sales and marketing to operations, roles are being redefined to set priorities, evaluate alternatives, make decisions, and take action in response to the latest information.

This white paper from IDC looks at how supporting the needs of information workers requires the delivery of the latest, relevant information at the point of decision. Read More

New Technologies Transforming the Finance Function

Top finance executives have never been content merely to be caretakers of company finances, when the opportunity to help steer corporate performance to higher ground beckons. They are clearly situated to be strategic partners to the CEO and operations-focused leaders alike, knowing their companies’ value drivers as well as, if not better than, any other executive.

This white paper explores how the finance organization of the future could become a central hub that ties corporate data from... Read More

The Future of Financial Planning and Analysis

Each and every day, CFOs feel the pressure building on the finance function to contribute more to business success. And it doesn’t appear likely that making incremental improvements to traditional finance planning and analysis practices—that is, doing things the way they’ve always been done—will be enough to meet the new demands on finance.

This was the primary theme to emerge from a recent study conducted by CFO Research, and five key findings are outlined in this white paper. Read More

The State of Employee Recognition in the UK

Achievers surveyed HR professionals in the UK on the state of employee recognition in their organizations. Read this report to see what HR experts have to say about how well companies today are recognizing their employees for their efforts. The conclusion? With today's modern workforce and velocity of business, recognition in the moment, not only on an annual basis, is imperative. Read this report to see how other organizations stack up in terms of employee recognition, benefits and challenges of... Read More

The Secret Weapon to Driving Employee Success: Your Managers

Employees don't leave companies. They leave bad managers. In fact, bad managers are the top reason employees leave their jobs. But on the other hand, great managers have a tremendous impact on improving employee engagement, leading to superior business performance. The few great managers who forge strong relationships with their teams tend to accomplish amazing things. Great managers can mean the difference between superior and average business performance. This e-book will help you identify where... Read More

The Art of Appreciation: Top-tier Employee Recognition

Dedicated technologies and tactics for employee recognition have become increasingly popular as businesses have realized that employees are more likely to stay at an organization if they're treated well. Enter social employee appreciation and recognition strategies. This report will explore how businesses can implement a top-tier employee recognition strategy and communicate the importance and art of appreciation in the workplace, and explain how both practices can aid in the retention of top talent. Read More

Trends in Integrated Business Planning: Using Technology and Information to Create a More Effective Process

Traditional methods of business planning that integrate silo-based views with an annual corporate budget are inadequate for improving performance and competitive position, which requires a balanced view of operational, financial, and external factors. Instead, executives and management need a process that enables them to work together effectively on planning and forecasting—a process called integrated business planning. This modern approach ties together the disparate strands of forward-looking... Read More

Rethinking Governance in an Analytics-driven World

Big data and analytics produce fast and accurate insights for many. And businesses which embrace an agile governance framework will ensure insightful and informed business decisions can be made quickly. Those who don’t will be bogged down by an inability to turn large data sets into actionable insights. Read More

Breaking Through the Analytic Limitations of Access and Excel

Often the cornerstone of a company’s analytics toolkit, Access and Excel might be hindering your organization’s analytic effectiveness. This report opens your eyes to the analytic limitations of Access and Excel, and demonstrates that providing precise and agile business information automatically and on the fly is achievable with the right toolkit. Read More
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