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Four crucial components to include in a strategic plan

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 14, 2018 12:37:59 PM

Planning strategically means working out a roadmap that will enable you to achieve your business goals. It should not be a single tactical idea that you wish to implement but a scheme that offers multiple routes that will help you get to the same endpoint. Strategic planning is important to all organisations which operate at a commercial level. As such, they are just as important for educational establishments, non-governmental organisations and charities as they are for small enterprises and big businesses.

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Topics: Strategy and Performance

Slay the elephant in the room – classify your unstructured data estate!

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 13, 2018 11:21:10 AM

Analysts at Gartner estimate that upward of 80% of enterprise data today is unstructured. A Data Genomics Project report calculates the rate of growth for unstructured data in modern IT environments is around 40 per cent year-over-year. Now consider this, Up to 78 per cent of organisations have little or no understanding of what is going on across their unstructured data and file shares. Not only is unstructured data, big, growing and unknown it raises challenging procedural and compliance concerns.

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Topics: Data Management

Automating Information Governance and Compliance – How do you compare?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 6, 2018 10:40:00 AM

I recently read an insightful piece of research by AIIM on the topic of Automating Governance and Compliance, which you can view here.

The research explored some key themes surrounding the growth of data and its impact on compliance processes within organisations. The survey revealed that 51% of participants are planning to spend “more” or “a lot more” on information governance. This is not however spending as usual rather investment to be targeted at analytics and machine learning to automate key information governance and security processes.

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Topics: Data Management

Expert employee performance management software

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 4, 2018 1:40:00 PM

By implementing a well-engineered performance management platform built on up-to-date and truly informative data, your business will engage and develop top of the line talents. By setting specific goals, recording frequent feedback and through close monitoring, your teams will know they're valued and in return will offer higher commitment and achieve increased productivity results.

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Topics: Strategy and Performance

6 Steps To Getting The Most From Your Performance Management Software

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 28, 2018 9:27:00 AM

Performance management software can help you optimise your employees' strengths and productivity, improving communication in your workplace and helping you to achieve your business objectives. Here's our guide to getting the most from the business software solutions on the market today:

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Topics: Strategy and Performance

Strategic business planning top tips - How to embed a performance culture

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 24, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Performance culture is a shared ethos where there is a shared responsibility and ownership for organisational objectives and a commitment to achieve measureable targets. There are five key areas to consider in embedding a performance culture:

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Topics: Top Tips

Strategic business planning top tips - Effective performance reviews

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 23, 2018 1:25:00 PM

It's important that you not only complete performance reviews, but that you also complete them as effectively as possible. It's vital that you have a step by step process available whilst completing performance reviews.

Effective performance reviews

  1. Be prepared – make sure you and the employee are fully prepared before sitting down together. Decide on both what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it.
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Strategic business planning top tips - Effective risk management

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 22, 2018 10:48:58 AM

Effective risk management

  1. Define a single, internal approach to risk management – stakeholders gather to define: how operational and strategic risks will be identified and categorised, what factors should be considered when analysing and prioritising risks, and how you will allocate, track, and manage risks.
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Strategic business planning top tips - What makes a good KPI?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 21, 2018 3:20:00 PM

What makes a good KPI (key performance indicator)?

  • KPIs are a more manageable way of understanding performance. They should reflect the organisations goals and strategy to ensure that they are relevant in helping to measure the success of the organisation.
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What is risk management software and why is it vital for your business?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 21, 2018 12:07:00 PM

Our enterprise risk management software assists businesses to identify, monitor, manage and control strategic, project and operational risk. The software helps you to analyse the causes and consequences of risk occurrences, link strategic risks to your business plan outcomes, and ensure risks are being effectively controlled and managed, aiding companies to make informed decisions related to risk appetite, risk management and risk control.

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Topics: Risk Management

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