Automated Employee Onboarding: A Beginner’s Guide to the Benefits
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by Lisa Steingold
1w ago
Welcome to the ultimate guide on automating your employee onboarding process! If you’re new to this concept, don’t worry—this guide is designed to walk you through everything you need to know to make onboarding easier, more efficient, and much more enjoyable for your new hires. What is onboarding automation? Let’s start with the basics.  Onboarding automation is all about creating a structured and streamlined experience that guides new hires through every step of your onboarding program without the hassle of manual effort. Imagine being able to set up training programs, send reminders ..read more
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What is an Employee Training Matrix? And How Do You Create One?
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by Lisa Steingold
2w ago
Unlocking growth in your organization doesn’t always require monumental changes or expensive consultants. Sometimes, the key lies in simple structured approaches that maximize your existing resources. One such approach is creating a training matrix, a visual tool that streamlines your training processes by mapping the required skills and competencies your team needs to succeed. It probably sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Here’s how a skills or training matrix could simplify your business’s growth. What is an employee training matrix? A training matrix is a visual tool for tracking and ma ..read more
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What is App Sprawl and How to Limit the Damage in Your Business
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by Lisa Steingold
2w ago
Some of us are drowning in a sea of app overwhel, and it’s not surprising. According to Harvard Business Review, the average knowledge worker uses upwards of 30 apps every single day. Welcome to app sprawl! In today’s digital-first environment, you’ve likely noticed an ever-growing presence of apps and software tools in your daily operations. App sprawl, often referred to as “app overload” or “stack sprawl,” emerges when organizations accumulate an excessive number of tools and software, leading to reduced process efficiency and operational challenges.  And it’s becoming a significant ..read more
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Understanding Organizational Structures: The Backbone of Successful Enterprises
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by Lisa Steingold
3w ago
When we think of organizations, we often picture bustling offices, teams working in sync, and goals being met through collaboration and innovation. However, behind every successful enterprise lies an often unseen yet crucial element: the organizational structure.  It is the framework that defines how activities such as task allocation, coordination, and supervision are directed toward achieving organizational goals. In this blog, we explore the various types of organizational structures, their benefits and drawbacks, and how they influence business operations. We will also explore real ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Business Systemization
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by Lisa Steingold
3w ago
Business systemization is the process of creating, and implementing systems and processes to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and drive sustainable growth.  Sounds lovely. Interesting even but this sounds like something for a multi-million dollar company right? Nope. Whether you’re a startup, a growing restaurant chain or a real estate or law firm, systemization can be a game-changer. Ultimately, systemizing your business should eliminate inefficiencies and make your employees’ lives easier. So, without further ado, here’s EVERYTHING you need to know about business systemizati ..read more
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What is a Business Organization Chart and Why Do You Need One?
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by Lisa
3M ago
In a time when things change so fast that even CEOs leave and come back within days, who needs a business organization chart? But building an effective business organization chart is like creating a blueprint for success. It provides clarity about roles and responsibilities, fosters communication and collaboration, and ensures that resources are allocated efficiently.  But how do you go about building such a chart?  In this guide, we will  Take you through each step of the process, from understanding the importance of an organization chart to identifying the key components th ..read more
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EMyth Book Review – 5 Process Takeaways
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by Lisa
3M ago
Introduction The iconic E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber is one of the most-read business books of all time. It dispels the myth of entrepreneurship and teaches how to build a successful business utilizing systems and processes. Today, we’re doing an eMyth Revisited book review and exploring 5 key takeaways from the book. Who needs to read this book? Anyone who owns or wants to own a small business. Business owners trying to turn their struggling business into a successful one. Anyone who thinks entrepreneurship is simply about having the right technical skills. Book Summary In E ..read more
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What is a Collaborative Learning System?
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by Lisa
3M ago
Most companies already incorporate collaborative learning in their workspace. This isn’t surprising given that collaborative employees work 15% faster, with 73% achieving better results, while isolation can decrease productivity by up to 21%. For instance, if you’ve needed someone from finance to explain the billing process to your employees instead of contacting your software’s support team, you’ve engaged in collaborative learning. While this might happen unconsciously in some companies, many hope to create this learning culture intentionally. And they need somewhere to store thi ..read more
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9 Improvements that Guarantee Success in your Construction Business
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by Lisa
3M ago
Do you often run late on projects? Is your estimating process inefficient? Even if you find the labor you need, does it seem impossible to train them? Do your teams know exactly what needs to be done and when? The construction industry has a unique set of challenges that require specific processes, rigorous health and safety measures, and adherence to quality. Staying ahead isn’t just about keeping pace with industry trends—it’s about continuous improvement and refinement of your operational processes. Even the most seasoned construction companies can find new ways to enhance efficiency, r ..read more
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12 Documentation Statistics to Make You Rethink Process in 2024
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by Lisa
3M ago
How many times have you heard that SOP and Process documentation is essential in growing a business? And you know it’s true.  But maybe you don’t know the implications for your business. Here are 12 documentation statistics that will compel you to reassess your processes in 2024. 12 Documentation statistics that will make you rethink your (business) processes in 2024 According to a Forrester report commissioned by Adobe, a staggering 97% of organizations had minimal or no digital document processes Data entry errors in procurement, supply chain, and other areas cost businesses over ..read more
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