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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Do your employees know how to identify and prevent computer security attacks before they happen?

Do your employees know how to identify and prevent computer security attacks before they happen?

Today, security awareness training is an important tool to teach employees about security awareness, email and phishing attacks, malware and ransomware attacks, cloud and social media best practices, and run simulations to test employees’ ability to recognize and respond to attempted attacks. Important concepts of employee level security awareness training include: best practices for preventing a breach, steps to ensure on-line safety when working remotely, how to reduce risks of Cloud services, how to protect sensitive information, best practices for…

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Law Firm Consultant

Law Firm Consultant

Regardless of the size of an AMLAW 100 / 200 firm, there can be a need to hire an external consultant. For example, firms may not have the time or expertise to conduct operational / process improvement, or new technology assessment/ planning. Or there may be specific goals or projects that Managing Partners, Practice Chairs, Executive Directors or Chiefs would like to have an independent assessment or cost/benefit conducted. Law Firm operational improvement can include evaluating firm, department, practice, and…

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IS FRICTION HURTING YOUR ORGANIZATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CUSTOMER?

IS FRICTION HURTING YOUR ORGANIZATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CUSTOMER?

What is Organizational Friction? Organizational friction disrupts interaction with operations, customers, and vendors. Friction negatively impacts revenue, expenses, compliance, service, and most importantly “the customer’s experience”. What are the signs of friction? Lost sales, complaints on social media, wasted customer time, lack of coordination between departments, lower profitability, and regulatory/legal penalties are a few examples. Friction causes problems that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Examples of Organizational Friction include complex on-line order web pages, transferring a customer by phone to…

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Does your organization require a radical change?

Does your organization require a radical change?

To keep up with market demands and ever-changing customer (client) requirements does your organization require radical change? For example, does the customer want the price (fee) and completion (fulfilment) time of a service or product significantly lower than the current state? If so re-engineering may be what is required. Re-engineering asks the question regarding the current way of working “why are we doing this at all” and encourages leaps forward, not incremental change. Re-engineering assumes the majority of process steps…

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Project Management Certification Income Advantages, and On-Line PMP Certification Exam Preparation

Project Management Certification Income Advantages, and On-Line PMP Certification Exam Preparation

Both operating and professional project management staff, use project management techniques day-to-day on the job. Every project requires planning, execution, measurement, adjustment, and completion.  According to the Project Management Institute, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. A PMP may also increase your earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 23 percent more than their non-certified peers according to the Project Management Salary Survey-Tenth Edition (2018).  Our CRE8 Mindedge online exam preparation courses include…

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Six Sigma On-Line Training and Certification Yellow, Green, and Black Belts

Six Sigma On-Line Training and Certification Yellow, Green, and Black Belts

Six Sigma focus on improving the quality of the process by identification and removal of the cause of process defects and reduction of variability. Six Sigma uses statistical methods and relies on the use of trained Green Belts and Black belts who are internal and external experts. Six Sigma goals towards 99.99966% of the products manufactured, and services provided to be statistically free of defects. Six Sigma follows Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle. Or DMAIC (“duh-may-ick”) which has five phases, including define,…

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