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The skills shortage in the engineering field has been well documented as a threat to organizations across industries; however, the Oil & Gas industry (O&G) has seemingly been hit the hardest and has already begun to feel the impact of an ever-shrinking talent pool coupled with an aging workforce. To be fair, this is not a new revelation. However, it is an issue that is...

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A quick search on any of the main HR websites, blogs, or latest research reports will tell you that 2013 is predicted to be a year of change. Workforce trends are showing signs of a rebounding economy, marked by increasing external hiring rates, rising voluntary turnover rates, and declining productivity levels. These trends, coupled with reportedly lower levels of employee engagement, can be interpreted one...

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What do you do after the standard eRecruiting content in BW has been activated? Which reports should you develop? Which KPI’s should you track? Which of the Business Objects tools should you deploy first? In most situations, your end-user isn’t certain what they want developed, as they have grown accustomed to gathering statistics in a variety of desktop tools. How do you take the next...

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I hear this from almost every new SAP HCM customer that I talk to. They have spent a time and money, and yet don't understand why adoption rates are so low for their HCM Reporting solution. In truth, this problem is not unique to HCM. The answer as to why your SAP HCM Business Intelligence adoption rates are so low typically can be categorized into...

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In part one of this two part series we discussed the impact of the Hawthorne Effect on KPI's. (to view Part 1 of this series - clickhere)   So, what do you do from here?   Once a KPI misses its target (turns red) for several periods, engage the Process Improvement experts in your organization. Process Improvement professionals have different code-names in different organizations:   Quality Engineers Process Engineers Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma TQM   If these...

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