Social media and the authentic transparency of modern communication lend a certain casual intimacy to our information. We already know it all. What is posted as information can be assumed to be true and everyone can look up everything they need to know on the computer. But one still has to use some analytical skills to discern validity and proceed to make intelligent decisions.
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
This week’s blog post was written by Training Specialist, Gabby Morris. Gabby recently celebrated her 12th year with IQMS and has helped, advised and celebrated the successes of hundreds of customers and employees with her compassion and talents.
Business owners are familiar with taking risks, including financial, development, marketing, sales or personnel-related issues. But some risks can be managed or mitigated, including health and safety issues, reducing further risk. Your commitment, support and participation in the safety and health of your employees will set a good example and generate greater success in the program and in your business.
Contrary to instinct, it’s more difficult to hire than it has been in years. It’s neither a buyer’s nor a seller’s market; hiring teams and qualified job seekers all have a lot of choices to make. They’re not the traditional choices. Hiring firms are evaluating applicants as the applicants evaluate them. Each side is evaluating what skills are transferable or applicable among diverse positions.
… And do you want Document Control with that?
Ordering up the right information when you need it, in the format you need it, with the confidence you expect to have, can be challenging in the breadth of a manufacturing environment. A good manufacturing ERP software system provides the key performance indicators you need, the executive dashboard you want and the information processing required to run an efficient organization from sales to shipping. But what about all those associated documents? Material data sheets, CAD renderings, human resources information, sales contracts: no one enjoys looking at rows of binders and manuals or locked drawers, pawing through miles of files, trying to decipher someone else’s naming convention or filing methodology.
What makes a company successful? All employees must have a cumulative goal for their company (i.e. be in the Fortune 500, establish international and worldwide fame and glory, have a successful pitch and/or product, etc.). Joe Schmo on the street corner understands that part of business, but what he might incorrectly assume is that all employees for a specific business must come from the same walks of life (background). In this bloggers’ (and many others’) opinion, a business succeeds because of the diversity of its employees’ backgrounds, experiences and personalities.
Whether it’s the changing of the seasons, the end of the year, the middle of a major project or a lull in the usual routine, everyone and every team can benefit from a pause to reflect and a push to move forward. It has been a very busy year at IQMS (again) and it’s important to maintain our vision while progressing (or slogging) through day to day operations. When there’s a moment to consider …
Tags: Human Resources
Oh, how the interview process makes one’s stomach turn, sweat glands perspire more than desired and nerves rattle so much that it would scare even Chuck Norris. It makes me hopeful that I can stay on the interviewer side for the foreseeable future.
Effective employee hiring, development and retention/termination are critical to the success of any business. As a high-tech software provider, IQMS moves at a fast pace and agility is key. Our people are world-class and need to have the ability to shift gears at high speeds. We are always looking for the right attitude, the right aptitude and a manageable skill set that can be developed. When hiring, we’re looking for candidates who match our needs, and in employees, we’re making sure that our relationships continue to be mutually fulfilling. It’s what we all want in our personal relationships, too, if we look at it that way.
Is it what you know or how you know? Over the last two months, we here at IQMS have been interviewing for a number of positions within the company. Certainly, a high unemployment rate means there are quite a few people looking for work these days. So how do we find the right people for the job? It is a daunting task for sure.