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Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

human resources theories  solutions such as ERP, human resources (HR), and others, in a book that explains the purposes and benefits of these software applications to production processes, from an objective point of view. Written by Ernesto Mario Haberkorn , the book's title translates as Enterprise Management with ERP. It is general knowledge that in today's economic world, access to near real-time information is fundamental to making the correct decision. Haberkorn writes: The catch-phrase for companies that are dealing with

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Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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Book review: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives. ed. Ruth Hillary, Greenleaf Publications. February 2000


The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in society cannot be underestimated—indeed, many think SMEs are the most important sector of a nation’s economy due to their  creative and innovative abilities, as well as the flexibility they execute in order to survive in our competitive world.  Yet, as editor Ruth Hillary explains in the collection of essays in Small and Medium-sized

human resources theories  financing, and lack of human resources among others. In addition, they have limited capacities to quickly answer to stakeholders’ pressures, which is where environmental issues are usually found. What’s more, due to the large number of SMEs that exist, the fact that they are all different from one another, and the complex nature of environmental issues, it has always been hard to theorize about their business practices and the greening of their activities. According to Hillary, roughly 70 % or all Read More

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human resources theories  to talk to a human being? And as Murphy’s Law would have it, the solution often turns out to be as asinine as you just needing to plug the machine into the wall or removing a lost sock from the filter . Thus, it might seem strange (and disconnected from reality) that an estimated US$73 billion amount will be spent on knowledge management (KM) software by US businesses in this year alone, according to AMR Research . At least these forward-thinking companies know how vitally important it is to be able to Read More

Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub


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human resources theories  exceptions, developing trends and human workflow; collaboration, based on shared visibility up and down the supply chain, so that trading partners can see the same information and work together on trending theories and exception corrections; and performance management, so you can measure your suppliers' performance, in terms of service levels, processes and document delivery. Where can you access most of your real-time supplier or partner data today? In your VAN or Services Hub. Use Your Services Hub for Read More

The G-word: Do Businesses Touting Green Really Practice What They Preach?


The word “green” these days is everywhere—especially in business. However, it’s difficult to know whether the environmental concerns of these businesses are sincere. Are their so-called “green practices” truly focused on the protection of the environment, or are they a profit-driven marketing initiative?

human resources theories  environmental concerns foresee necessary human and financial resources involve personnel in the implementation process of green policies (through training, conferences, etc.) involve personnel's daily activities in the strategy define control measures (evaluate) profit from green initiatives define a crisis management plan (if necessary) Furthermore, these strategic initiatives have higher chances of success through the daily commitment of employees and other qualitative changes [11] , like Read More

StarGarden SGHR: Human Resources (HR) Competitor Analysis Report


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human resources theories  SGHR: Human Resources (HR) Competitor Analysis Report This knowledge base on human resources management systems affords clients the opportunity to rapidly determine their criteria for management and employee personnel tasks. Its extensive criteria include benefits and payroll management, employee self service, data warehousing, and health and safety requirements. Read More

Technology's Role in Strategic Human Resources


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human resources theories  s Role in Strategic Human Resources The Imperative for Strategic Contribution Most chief executive officers (CEOs) are challenging their human resources (HR) departments to make more strategic contributions to the organization. With HR traditionally viewed as a cost center, it is often difficult to know precisely what that means. CEOs, who are focused on growth, earnings, and shareholder returns, want HR to support corporate business objectives and to have the necessary data to support business Read More

SmartStream Human Resources & Payroll


SmartStream HCM is an HCM solution that offers the following functionality: Payroll and taxation administration capabilities, which can help ensure that all employees are paid accurately and on time, and that all federal, state/provincial, and local tax compliance and reporting requirements are met. Direct access to payroll data via inquiries and reports Integration with Infor's financial management solutions Support for net-to-gross and gross-to-net calculations with results displayed online Support for a range of voluntary deductions including medical, charitable donations, union dues, and retirement plans Support for direct deposits; earned income credit (EIC) payments; tracking of earnings such as vacation, sick pay, holidays, and overtime; group term life imputed income; and distribution of employee hours, earnings, deductions, and taxes to multiple cost centers Support for regular and special adjustment, month-end adjustment, off-cycle, and mid-month payroll runs Creation of monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll reports; worker compensation reports; quarterly and annual tax reporting; retroactive pay calculations; and overrides. A variety of standard payroll cyclical reports are included.  

human resources theories  Human Resources & Payroll SmartStream HCM is an HCM solution that offers the following functionality: Payroll and taxation administration capabilities, which can help ensure that all employees are paid accurately and on time, and that all federal, state/provincial, and local tax compliance and reporting requirements are met. Direct access to payroll data via inquiries and reports Integration with Infor's financial management solutions Support for net-to-gross and gross-to-net calculations with Read More

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human resources theories  HRMS: Human Resources (HR) Competitor Analysis Report This knowledge base on human resources management systems affords clients the opportunity to rapidly determine their criteria for management and employee personnel tasks. Its extensive criteria include benefits and payroll management, employee self service, data warehousing, and health and safety requirements. Read More

Using GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management


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human resources theories  GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is a framework that supports collaboration and fosters proactive decision making for efficient management of scarce water resources. GoldSim is a software tool for conducting simulations of complex systems to support management and decision making in engineering, science, and business. This paper provides a brief overview of GoldSim, with special emphasis on IWRM applications. Read More

Workforce Analytics - A Blend of Business Intelligence and Human Resources


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human resources theories  of Business Intelligence and Human Resources In a previous blog post , I described how artificial intelligence (AI) can help human resources (HR) in the recruiting process. It is interesting to note that almost half of the people who took our poll would use AI—but not extensively. Besides being used for recruiting purposes, AI is used more and more in workforce management. By combining business intelligence (BI) with HR processes, business performance management (BPM) for HR is created. Vendors call it Read More

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management


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human resources theories  Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management Originally published - September 27, 2006 Given the examples of the changes in human resource (HR) management discussed in Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better , and the mushrooming number of point solution providers, many enterprises have realized the significant shortcomings of traditional HR (in terms of technology, beliefs, processes, and practices) that require a strategic-level mind-set change. This is particularly relevant dur Read More

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human resources theories  : Human Resources (HR) Competitor Analysis Report This knowledge base on human resources management systems affords clients the opportunity to rapidly determine their criteria for management and employee personnel tasks. Its extensive criteria include benefits and payroll management, employee self service, data warehousing, and health and safety requirements. Read More

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human resources theories  of Polygraph Testing In Human Resources Ethical or Useful? If you do a search on the famous phrase “ You can’t handle the truth! ” from the movie A Few Good Men , you will find it in a list of useless movie quotes . Ironically, it was also voted as the twenty-ninth greatest movie quote of all time by the American Film Institute . My point is that one should be very careful when handling the truth—especially if you’re a human resource (HR) professional. That being said, the use of polygraph Read More

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human resources theories  SMBs have vastly different human resources (HR) needs compared to large multinational corporations. HR, in a nutshell, encompasses such areas as payroll, benefits, performance evaluation, candidate screening and recruiting, employee termination, and retirement packages. It's important for SMBs to purchase HR solutions that are scalable to their functionality needs. In addition, to remain competitive with large enterprises, SMBs must rely on vendors to price their software according to a smaller IT budget Read More