Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove once coined the phrase, “Technology happens.” As true as Grove’s pat aphorism has become, it’s not always good news. Twenty years ago, no one ever got fired for buying IBM. In the heyday of customer relationship management (CRM), companies bought first and asked questions later.
Nowadays, executives are being enlightened by the promise of big data technologies and the role data plays in the fact-based enterprise. Leaders in business and IT alike are waking up to the reality that – despite the hype around platforms and processing speeds – their companies have failed to established sustained processes and skills around data.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
This paper outlines why businesses should be investing in management and leadership development, rather than looking to recruit externally. From effective communication to problem solving and decision making, it explains the ‘seven deadly skills’ all leaders should possess, and outlines how Skillsoft can help you develop them.
Workforce analytics has become an essential business tool for leading companies that view workforce performance as the key to improving company results, according to a new global survey of business leaders by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. Workforce analytics is a set of integrated capabilities (technologies, metrics, data, and processes) to measure and improve workforce performance. The goal is simple: put the right
people with the right skills in the right work, provide them with the necessary training and development opportunities, and engage and empower them to perform at their highest possible level.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 13, 2016
Skillsoft has created an entirely new business skills portfolio based on in-depth research with end-users and eLearning enterprise buyers. The end result is a content pipeline of over one thousand, 3-5 minute micro-videos, packaged into over 240 new courses.
Multi-dimensional and micro-sized, the new courses are flexible training and development solutions that target the need of diverse populations, at all stages of their career.
The courses feature purposeful application of video treatments, including:
• Well-acted, interactive scenarios
• High-end animations
• “TED-talk” style presentations
• “How-to” videos
• Whiteboard tutorials
Watch a sample scenario-based course, Mobilizing Your Team to Take Action.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 07, 2016
There are many potential threats to your time and productivity in a typical workday. In this sample lesson from our new Improving Your Personal Productivity Business Skills course, learn how to eliminate the most common time wasters at work.
Skillsoft's new line of business skills courses are designed for the modern learner. We’ve created fresh, new business skills videos in a variety of formats including scenario-based storytelling, animation, and panel discussions with subject matter experts.
Watch a sample course, Avoiding Time Wasters in the Workplace.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
It’s the backbone of the modern enterprise, not just another function within it. For businesses to continue to succeed in an increasingly technology-dependent world, CIOs must assume a strategic leadership role and drive change throughout the enterprise. Driving business strategy is not an entirely new role, but it is an added responsibility to the traditional CIO job function. While many CIOs possess the skills and ambition to impact business strategy, existing IT operational models and an aging infrastructure are holding them back. CIOs who have been successful in bridging the divide between IT and the business did it by ?rst accelerating IT transformation.
How do you know if your organization has the talent it needs to execute on its strategy? Is your organization’s talent ready to perform in the new work environment? Are your talent development programs focused on the right people?
Business today dictates that organizations grow the talent they need when finding it isn't possible. This complimentary white paper shows five steps that can help you fill the skills gaps in your organization. Download it today.
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.
As more organizations engage in global business, English has become critical to their success. Research shows that 92% of global employees say that English is required to do their jobs, yet only 7% think their Business English is strong enough for work in global business. Read the white paper now to learn how you can improve your employees' Business English skills so that your organization can achieve its operational and financial goals.
English is the language of business in today's global economy, which both simplifies and complicates your business: For example, most (up to 70%) Forbes Global 2000 employees aren't native English speakers, and as few as 7% say they have the Business English skills required to do their jobs effectively. Read the Buyer's Guide to see how you can provide the training your employees need to develop ready-to-use Business English skills and how GlobalEnglish can help.
The global economy grows more interdependent and interconnected by the day, and recent research by GlobalEnglish, the leading provider of on-demand Business English communication software to the world's top companies, affirms the trend. Two recent groundbreaking studies - the 2013 Business English Index (BEI) and the Globalization of English (GOE) report - confirm the primacy of Business English as the de facto language of business. Download this report to learn how BEI allows corporate leaders to benchmark their workforce's skills against peers and competitors.
What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do. Learn about it all in this whitepaper.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jan 12, 2015
Keeping your employees safe and preventing accidents is essential for your company’s business and operating plans. Having a comprehensive workplace safety program can help your organization stay on-track. Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions has compiled this resource guide that outlines essential areas you may be overlooking in constructing your program, as well as details on how considering these can assist in yielding the highest impact possible.
Goal management is among the most powerful methods companies have to execute business strategies. Thousands of studies have examined the impact of goal management on workforce productivity.
This white paper discusses what it means to be a goal driven organization, how goal management fits into an overall integrated talent management process, and explains the relationships between goals and other factors that drive employee performance such as skills and competencies.
Few things matter more to business success than human
capital. The right mix of people, skills, and culture can create
competitive advantage for companies, reshape industries,
and drive prosperity across regions. As a new generation
joins the labor market and employment options evolve in
an increasingly global and knowledge-based economy,
effective workforce management is a strategic imperative.
Opportunities abound in this new environment, for both
employers and employees—but so do risks.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
Why do leading US companies invest in foreign language training programs for their employees? A global consulting company surveyed nearly 500 senior and upper-management business professionals in a variety of functional roles to find out how language skills impact their business.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 01, 2011
Equipping the workforce with the critical perspectives and peripheral vision it needs to be business effective has become one of the single most vexing challenges facing organizations today. SkillSoft's 10x10x10 framework can help.