Taking Your Employee Development Plans to the Cloud

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 30, 2014

Employee Development

A couple of years ago, most companies around the world were using Excel as a way of managing day-to-day operations. Now, the preferred system for employee development plans is the Cloud. If your organization currently utilizes Excel, why not improve reporting capabilities and analysis by seamlessly integrating it into the Excel system? Developed by experts, the intuitive user interface uses the latest cloud and web technologies to strengthen the workforce. When you consider the fact that this creates a win-win situation between the employer and the employee, there's no reason not to get started.

How Can Cloud Be Used for an Employee Development Plan?

The employment lifecycle should be managed by tracking essential tasks, and this is what Cloud allows you to do. By using this software, you can get a glimpse at what work has been completed on time and correctly. Additionally, you can monitor employee qualifications, find out when staff appraisals are due and if necessary, find supervisory staff who are available to complete certain duties. Easily accessible, documents can then be stored on the system and inspected at a moment's notice by everyone within the workplace, eliminating confusion and keeping everyone on the same page.

How a Cloud Employee Development Plan Benefits Customers

Customers should be the main priority for your business because, after all, without them your monthly and annual revenue would be non-existent! To ensure customer retention is at its height, an employee development plan is absolutely critical. It will demonstrate that controls are in place within the working environment, which helps build trust in and value for your company over others in the same industry.

As a team leader, you are responsible for the development of your employees.

The great thing about using Cloud to satisfy customers and boost productivity within the working environment is that it can be tailored to suit the needs of your company.

What Is Included in an Employee Development Plan?

Although the plan will outline pretty much everything your workers need to focus on in order to reach milestones, there are some things you must prepare as a way of getting employees thinking about their own development.

Have they undertaken certain actions to progress in their career? Would they like to see specific changes in their job? What accomplishments and significant results have they achieved? Will certain activities help them develop? The answers to these questions will help you tap into the potential of each worker and set realistic goals.

Certain areas are required for employee development and these include:

  • Supervisory skills
  • Skills training
  • Leadership
  • Management

Once the employee development plan has been put into place, progress should be monitored constantly, quantity and quality measures reviewed, and regular meetings scheduled.

Conclusion

Once you have constructed or introduced a ready-to-use employee development plan, you can reap the rewards almost immediately. There are multifarious mutual advantages for you and the employees, such as skills training, improved leadership, opportunities for new responsibilities in the workplace, and new position openings. Encouragement, direction and the constant monitoring of progress ensures that no area of the company is neglected, nor the employees. When workers are more confident, the chances of success increase and workers are more likely to go beyond their current level.

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A SaaS Business Management System for the C-Suite? Absolutely

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 29, 2014

Saas for C-Suite

The senior executives working within your organization will normally be responsible for everything associated with customer and employee satisfaction, business profits and overall growth. Larger businesses would benefit from introducing a business management system, because a quality system makes serving customers and focusing on particular tasks much easier. Smaller sized companies require just as much management for the C-suite, and by merging all systems into one, harmonized methods can be promoted.

Although these systems are rising in popularity, many CEO's and senior executives are unaware of the ways in which they can help with running a business. Automated applications can not only reduce the number of people required to support your business, but also, a business management system can be used to recognize customer needs and elevate customer turnover. Additionally, modern technologies don't necessitate as much technology maintenance and support as old legacy systems.

Reasons to Use a Business Management System

Communication is imperative for customer satisfaction, and by introducing a business management system, you can easily monitor company operations and use the information to communicate honestly and openly with customers. Different areas of business can be enhanced, such as HR, finance, business planning, administration, procurement, audit, management review and operations. When integrated with existing systems in these departments, a straightforward solution can be achieved. This will create a robust safety culture and encourage sound environmental practices.

Some additional reasons to use a business management system include:

  • Real-Time Financial Insight - Profit and loss data should be monitored throughout the month, rather than at the end of the month. Financials can be tracked within the entire operation when you focus on business management.
  • Improved Sales - Every business relies on sales to stay afloat, no matter what industry they specialize in. When you keep track of sales averages and areas that require improvement you can develop straightforward objectives and plans that are consistent with business needs.
  • Better Decision Making - Failure to make decisions quickly can cause delays, which will disrupt business operations, affect employee engagement and impact customer satisfaction. A business management system will help facilitate better decision making, which will promote the development of coordinated solutions to problems.
  • Marketing Effectiveness - Even the biggest and most successful companies rely on marketing to stay prominent. With the correct system you can report on marketing efforts to learn what works and what doesn't.
  • Reduced Documentation - Does the thought of sifting through piles of paperwork seem daunting? If so, switch to an SaaS business management system, which can be accessed electronically. All relevant information will be provided in one place, which eases everyday business operations for you and your employees.
  • Improved Inventory Management - Did you know that an optimized inventory will shrink overall carrying costs? This will allow you to spend more on other areas of business management and boost inventory turns.

Most business professionals are unsure about the ways in which a business management system can improve day-to-day operations.

Aside from allowing for better organization, the streamlined business processes will make it simpler for you to accomplish more in a minimal amount of time. Combine this with accurate pricing to maintain product/service margins, increased financial performance, less maintenance/support and reduced labor costs, and you get improved inventory management and productivity. This is something that every organization will benefit from on a long-term basis.

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10 Best Practices for CEO Software Solutions that Help Your Business

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May 28, 2014

 

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5 Questions to Gauge Leadership Skills and Improve Employee Engagement

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5 Questions to Gauge Your Leadership Skills

CEOs may be at the top of the food chain, but when it comes to communicating to employees, they might as well be dead in the water. Let’s face it: CEOs aren’t typically known for being great communicators. Sure, they may give a great speech at an annual company event, but when it comes to the day-to-day communication with others outside of the elite executive staff, CEOs could learn a thing or two.

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7 Ways Cloud Based Software is Helping Set Company Goals

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4 Great Ways to Establish Employee Alignment

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 23, 2014

Goal alignment is key for good employee performance and, more importantly, customer satisfaction.

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CEO Best Practices #3- Employee Growth

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Posted by Joel Trammell
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Creating More Employee Engagement through Online Management Tools

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 21, 2014

Online Tools

Customer satisfaction should be the main focus of your business, but it's important that you don't stray from relationships within the workplace, such as those between management and employees. There are many indicators of poor employee engagement that the CEO or senior executive ought to focus on, such as bad productivity, missed deadlines, low morale and lack of cooperation between departments. These red flags could result in miscommunication, which makes it troublesome to align corporate goals and succeed.

Switching to Online Management for Business Success

Do you currently manage all business operations in-house? If so, you will know that this takes up a lot of time, and could leave your employees feeling ignored and, sometimes, unaware of their role in the workplace. With online management tools from respected companies like Khorus, feedback and ideas can be shared, team values can be set, and you can create an incentive plan to encourage good behavior. Online management tools elevate the social power of community, which fosters broad social employee engagement. As job satisfaction and organizational commitment improves, your employees will become more willing.

Revolutionizing Employee-Driven Collaboration with Powerful Tools

If you want to stay ahead of competitors, you need your team of workers to perform at an optimum level. This can be achieved when online management tools are introduced. Fast innovation, simple integration and low operating costs will usher collaboration at a rapid rate. When employees use software to view team challenges, points systems, talent strategies and individual task completion statistics, they will discover how to act on what they learn. When this constant pulse on employee happiness is achieved, you can feel confident that those who meet goals in the workplace are ones worth keeping on board.

Driving Employee Motivation with Online Tools

Work social connections are very valuable, because they help build the employer's brand. There are five elements your organization requires in order to keep employees motivated:

  1. Clarity - Management tools can be utilized to define goals and assign tasks in a clear way, so that there is no confusion between workers.
  2. Support - In order to reach objectives, support is necessary. Online management tools will lift a weight off your shoulders, so that you can give each employee undivided attention and guide them in the right direction.
  3. Feedback - When you regularly receive useful feedback with online management tools, you can use it to drive higher employee engagement.
  4. Development - Employees want to know they are climbing the career ladder, not staying in the same place. Use the online management software to set specific tasks that will allow for skill development.
  5. Fit - Everyone who works at your company must have a job that matches their skill set; otherwise, tasks may not be completed to a satisfactory standard.

Without employee engagement, performance in the workplace can deteriorate rapidly, and this can have an adverse effect on customer retention, as well as profits.

When you learn how to maintain an engaged workforce through using online management tools from Khorus, strong attitudes can be developed among workers, thus creating a positive working environment. This will then lead to the individual taking it upon him or herself to perform outside their specific role to be helpful. What's more, it means that you will see lower rates of absence through sickness, and better customer satisfaction.

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OKRS: Defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 20, 2014

In order to succeed as a business person, it is essential that you define your objectives and key results.

This allows you to monitor company progress and track outcomes. With the future of goal setting continuously changing, you may be wondering what method is best. One that is being adopted by corporations around the globe is OKRs - Objectives and Key Results. First made famous by Intel and now used by Google, OKRs is a tried and tested method that every business ought to give a go.

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5 Ways to Make Company Goals SMART Goals

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
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Goal setting is absolutely essential for motivating employees and ensuring the business reaches new heights on an ongoing basis. Unless you have a defined purpose for your corporation, you may struggle to overcome hurdles, which could affect business operations. Whether short or long-term, tasks are easily attainable when you are aware of strengths and weaknesses. Out of the many proven goal-setting procedures, SMART goals seem to be a popular management tool.

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Employee and Company Goal Setting: 6 Best Practices

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
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Why Practice Goal Setting?

Setting, aligning and tracking goals are three tasks that every CEO must undertake in order to boost the company's overall strategy and enhance business performance. This primary goal setting is shared by all businesses, but only a handful chooses to adopt the appropriate framework for positive results. Goal alignment is vital for success, as it allows strategic business objectives to be communicated, encourages employee support and strengthens your leadership.

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6 Key Reasons why Your Company Needs a CEO Management System

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
May 13, 2014

Build company value with a CEO management system

As the CEO or senior executive of a company, you may have thought about utilizing a CEO management system as a way of monitoring day-to-day decisions and business contributions from employees and departments. Work-related issues and situations can be difficult to clarify and explain with traditional performance appraisal. As strategies evolve and new tactics are developed, professionals are leaning towards more modern methods to create business value.

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CEO Best Practice #2- Retaining Employees

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Posted by Joel Trammell
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Continuing to discuss the job of a CEO, in this post I will talk about CEO Best Practice #2, the art of retaining employees.

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