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business process improvement

Business Process Improvement: A strategy for productivity and competitiveness

November 24 – December 5, 2014

Improvement of business process is relevant to create a closer link between operational efficiency and profitability. The 5 steps used to link operations and profitability will help understand how the business makes money, strategic intent and the value proposition.
It will help in understanding how to effectively cut costs and help aligning objectives with core business processes.

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How to Build an HR Analytics Center of Excellence

How to Build an HR Analytics Center of Excellence

November 10-21, 2014

Using analytics to turn data into insights regularly provides strategic advantage to all areas of organizations, from marketing to supply chain management and finance.
The formation of an HR Analytics Center of Excellence can enable firms to derive strategic insights from workforce data and justify the investments made in HR programs and technology.

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carbon footprint

Carbon Footprint

October 27-November 7, 2014

Carbon Footprint is a measure of organization's Greenhouse Gases emmissions. Many organizations nowadays are conscious with their carbon footprint.
This consciousness led to the development of PAS 2050, a standard developed by the British Standards Institute to assess the lifecycle GHG emissions of goods and services.

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Managing Risk, Cost, Performance

ISO 55000: Managing Risk, Cost, Performance and Governance of All Assets

October 13-24, 2014

Asset management translates the organization’s objectives into asset-related decisions, plans and activities using a risk-based approach. It coordinates activities of an organization to realize value from its asset wherein it usually involves a balancing of costs, risks, and performance.

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strengthening the employee

Strengthening the Employee- Customer Emotional Engagement

September 29 – October 10, 2014

The Human Six Sigma Approach is a new branch of Six Sigma that focuses on improving the quality of employee-customer encounter, particularly within sales and service organizations.
It takes human nature into account and then uses that knowledge to manage and motivate employees, and accelerate their development as well as to engage customers’ emotions.

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trends in cloud computing

Trends in Cloud Computing: Cloud Security Readiness Tool

September 15-26, 2014

This report is the result of information collected in the Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT). The CSRT is a brief survey that seeks information about the maturity level of an organization’s current on-premises IT infrastructure.
Organizations can use the CSRT to better understand their systems, processes, policies, and practices.

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Road to IT governance

The Road to IT Governance Excellence

September 1-12, 2014

Brigham Young University developed a new IT Governance framework that extended well beyond the execution of projects.
This framework clarified the role of product management, helping to focus the way in which product managers work with their business stakeholders to manage the lifecycle of the OIT’s applications, services, and supporting technologies that collectively comprise the "product portfolio."

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Sustainability Content

The Sustainability Content of Integrated Reports - A Survey of Pioneers

August 18-29, 2014

In 2010 14% of GRI reports registered in GRI's publicly available Sustainability Disclosure Database were self-declared by reporting organizations as "integrated". This number rose to 20% in 2011 and projections indicate a comparable or higher number in 2012.

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internal audit

Is Your Internal Audit Fit for the Future?

August 4-15, 2014

Corporate scandals, compliance violations, and large scale fraud have plagued many iconic brands in the last decade. These incidents have been instrumental in creating new challenges and issues for Internal Audit (IA). What needs to be done? This is the question facing many internal audit professionals, as they try to navigate these ever evolving challenges.

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Six sigma

Six Sigma and Innovation: Coexist vs. Compete

July 21 – August 1, 2014

Are these two conflicting schools of thought? Can they actually co-exist and complement each other under one roof? Here is our perspective - a quick dive into why this topic still gets process improvement folks on their toes and what best-in-class companies have done with these models.

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