IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise

Information Transparency is Key, But Only With Strong Analysis

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 09:23 AM

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.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, Human Resources

An IQMS Employee Perspective: The Best Marriage I’ve Ever Had

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

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.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Training, Human Resources

Better Manage Injuries and Illnesses in Your Manufacturing Plant

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

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. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Human Resources

Managing the Talent Pool and Employee Retention at a Growing Company

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

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.

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Tags: IQMS, IQMS News, Human Resources

Electronic Document Control: Meet Compliance and Increase Efficiency

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 08:52 AM

… 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. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Quality Management, CRM, Human Resources

It's the Diverse Personalities that make IQMS Succeed

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 @ 09:37 AM

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.

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Tags: IQMS, Human Resources

5 Things to Consider During a Year-End Reflection

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:01 AM

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 …

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Tags: Human Resources

It's Hiring Time: Only the Best at IQMS

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 @ 02:02 PM

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.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Human Resources

It's not Personal, It's just Business: Human Resource Tools from IQMS

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Jun 02, 2011 @ 10:55 AM

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. 

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP, Training, Human Resources

When Hiring at IQMS, "How You Know" Makes All the Difference

Posted by Neil Gow on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 @ 02:32 PM

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.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, ERP, manufacturing ERP software, Training, Human Resources