A survey of 350 HR leaders in the U.S. found that 76 percent of respondents’ workplaces1 are not effectively onboarding their new hires. A delayed or uncoordinated onboarding can result in lost productivity, low employee morale and, in extreme cases, unplanned attrition. Similarly, missing key steps in offboarding can increase your compliance, litigation and reputation risk. Several studies have been conducted that point to the need to paying closer attention to employee onboarding and offboarding. For example:
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Topics: HR low-code HR onboarding HR offboarding
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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Implements Workflows and Electronic Forms with BP Logix Process Director
Better workflow, automation and forms management helped Memphis Light, Gas and Water dramatically improve company operations and the customer experience.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) is the largest three-service municipal utility in the U.S. with more than 420,000 customers. Owned by the city of Memphis (hence its name) MLGW has provided electricity, natural gas and water for residents of Memphis and Shelby County since 1939.
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Multi-Chem works with BP Logix to solve internal processes and help make their organization run with greater efficiency.
There is a good chance that your commute this morning was enabled, at least in part, by work done by Multi-Chem, a BP Logix customer. A global company that is a service unit of Halliburton, Multi-Chem develops and manufactures oilfield products, gas well treatments and pipeline solutions that enhance oil production. The company’s products address the chemical challenges associated with producing, processing and transporting oil and gas. A rapidly-growing company (50-70% for 10 consecutive years), Multi-Chem has a longstanding record of creating solutions relied on by some of the world’s largest and most respected energy companies.
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The genius of well-designed software is that it bores in on a specific type of problem and delivers an effective solution that is unique to that problem. For the IT buyer, there's a lot of work and responsibility that goes into identifying then evaluating the right solution. Sometimes it can appear that there are only minor differences among the vendors— and investigating feature sets becomes tedious very quickly. It's easy to see where decision fatigue can set in. This is where some buyers are inclined to just select a product that's "close enough" or to re-use a tool that has already been deployed in the organization for some other purpose.
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"Social" seems to be the buzz word, if not the implementation, in just about every enterprise application today. Some vendors have done a nice job identifying how to bring social into the realm of usability, while others seem to be delivering a lot of "check box" acknowledgement. Granted, the industry is in its early stages — with business process management vendors trying to figure out the right "formula" for integrating social with BPM.
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Some people may think of implementing business process management (BPM) within their organization as a purely tactical effort, one that serves the ‘process automation’ needs of an organization. The generally accepted wisdom is that given reasonable parameters, a BPM solution ‘should’ be able to address and manage internal processes. It ‘should’ also create a more efficient working environment; it ‘should’ reduce the number of steps required to achieve a satisfactory solution. It ‘could’ or ‘can’ also lead to optimizing those processes that are being automated. Certainly those are characteristics of a BPM tool, but if that's the extent of one's vision, then that is a short sighted vision.
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Human Resources (HR) managers deal with vast numbers of forms, transactions and requests initiated in the name of helping employees be more productive − and the organization more, well, organized.