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Month: February 2020

Will Your Records Management Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Schedules, And Systems Protect Your Utility?

Will Your Records Management Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Schedules, And Systems Protect Your Utility?

Why is records management important? Have you heard about the penalties that can be levied by courts if a State of Washington Public Utility is not able to respond to public records requests?  Have important electronic or paper documents every gone missing?  Can you easily search for documents on shared network drives? Are paper documents kept forever (ongoing storage costs)?  Do you have thousands of emails stored in your inbox? What is the first step to protecting your Utility?  Well…

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Looking to Improve Your HR Skills and Update HRCI Credits?

Looking to Improve Your HR Skills and Update HRCI Credits?

Obtain a certificate in Human Resource Management, prepare for the PHR exam, prepare for the PHR exam, or take HR knowledge classes, as follows: Certificate in Human Resource Management – This certificate will teach the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. What an employer need to know about anti-discrimination regulations. The key aspects of pay policies. How can an employer avoid the traps of the employee selection process? Upon successful completion, of this course,…

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Time to Upgrade Your Operations Management Skills?

Time to Upgrade Your Operations Management Skills?

In the challenging areas of operations, it is important to continue to upgrade your skills. Areas of importance can include supply chain basics, operations management,  logistics and distribution management, and procurement and supply management, as follows: Supply Chain Basics – Supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, and inventory management.  Operations Management – Interplay of supply chains and demand management, roles that processes and process management play in robust operations, and use of specific tools, techniques, and methodologies (including Lean,…

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Want to up Your Teams Creativity?

Want to up Your Teams Creativity?

Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. Goals to increase team creativity include: the connection between creativity and innovation, five factors for creative teams, brainstorming, Discussion 66, anonymous idea generation, and visioning, importance of diversity in team creativity, techniques for prototyping new ideas, how to overcome creative barriers for teams and organizations, and ways to make teams and organizations more open to creativity and innovation….

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