How to make the most of your training budget?

It is vital to make strategic investments in employee development for empowering teams and ensuring the continued success of a company. In fact, training expenditures in the U.S. cost $70.65 billion in 2016. It has been noted however that a good amount goes to waste when employers don’t consider the specific needs of the company and employees of […]

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Overcoming Employee Engagement Challenges

Low employee engagement represents a major challenge for various organizations. It is essential that businesses engage with their staff to keep their workforce motivated and productive since the poor employee engagement can lead to a company’s downfall. A 2012 report states that companies around the globe are spending $720 million USD a year on improving […]

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4 Mistakes Businesses Make When Training their Employees

Training is key to employee retention, with statistics showing that around 40% of employees who receive inadequate job training leave their companies within one year. Interestingly, a recent survey by McKinsey & Co. found that only 25% of respondents to a 2010 survey felt that training improved employees’ performance. Why are so many companies unhappy with the […]

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Training Best Practices leading to Organizational Success

Organizations have realized that continuous learning and development is a crucial ingredient for success. More and more companies are investing heavily into training and development programs in the hope to increase productivity and profitability. According to the 2017 Training Industry report, the 2017 U.S. training expenditures rose significantly, increasing 32.5% to $90.6 billion. Businesses are […]

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Understanding the role of finance to ensure effective strategic planning

Having clear financial goals and metrics allow firms to implement strategy and track success.  Business leaders daily make important financial decisions such as scheduling operations, hiring and firing personnel, preparing a budget, approving a capital investment, or sending an invoice for payment. However, very often those managers do not have the necessary skills to understand […]

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7 key competencies needed to be a successful Project Manager

Project management requires efforts and it is certainly not an easy job. It involves several steps; from the initiation, planning, executing, and controlling to the closing of a project. The most challenging part is that the project is delegated to a team with specific goals to achieve over a defined timeline for a determined budget. […]

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How to become a competent Supply Chain leader?

In today’s evolving corporate world, the roles of a competent supply chain leader extends to more than just having expertise on things such as warehousing equipment, shipping routes and fuel costs. The profile of a skilled and successful supply chain professional focuses on the overall organization and not just part of it. Strategic thinking, gathering […]

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Supply Chain trends to watch in 2018

As 2018 approaches, companies are expected to restructure their business model. It is not just about improving the customer experience, but also enhancing customer expectations to redefine brand positioning. With technological innovation, customers and markets are shifting. Digitization and transparency has led to new trends in the supply chain industry. It is essential for businesses to […]

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7 Key skills for successful negotiation

Negotiation is the key to business success. Successful negotiation involves good interpersonal and communication skills, used together to bring a desired result. In fact, negotiation is one of the main qualities employers look for when recruiting staff nowadays. This is because a good negotiator can close the best deals, leading to the advancement of an […]

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