BPM

Beyond “You’re Fired!” – Understanding the Employee Off-Boarding Process

3/05/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , , ,

If you watch “The Apprentice”, then you’re familiar with Donald Trump’s terrible off-boarding process.  With his signature phrase, “You’re fired!”, he sends apprentice-wannabes on their way.  The ex-apprentice then exits the boardroom, grabs his/her rolling suitcase, takes the elevator down to the lobby, and hops in a waiting taxi to be whisked away. But in […]

4 Ways to Use Workflow Software to Improve Performance Reviews

28/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Social Media | Tags: , , ,

In my two previous blogs, I mentioned a number of tips to motive employees through the performance review process.  These tips can be especially important in tough economic times, when job stability is weak, and performance review time can be especially stressful and disheartening. A streamlined performance review workflow makes the process smoother and easier […]

Motivate Employees with the Performance Review Process – Part 2

27/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , ,

In my previous post, I mentioned three ways to motivate employees with a well-designed performance review process.  Here are three additional ways to make sure that performance evaluations help employees to succeed: 4.  The performance review process should be balanced: Encourage managers to provide a fair evaluation; balance critiques with constructive suggestions, negative feedback with […]

3 Ways to Motivate Employees through the Performance Review Process

26/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , ,

In today’s job market, many employees are concerned about their job security (and rightfully so!).  So how do you motivate employees to achieve in an unstable job environment?  The performance review process can be a valuable human resources tool, not only because it encourages employees to improve  job performance, but also because it can reveal […]

How to Avoid a New Hire Nightmare

24/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , ,

As anyone who has ever started a new job knows, your first day in a new place can be a terribly awkward nightmare.  Like the new kid at school, you don’t know anyone, you have no friends to ask for help, and you aren’t even sure where the bathroom is.  But unlike middle school, a […]

Does Your On-boarding Checklist Prepare Your Employees to Thrive?

23/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , , ,

When a new hire first arrives at your company, you have one chance to make a good first impression. The employee on-boarding process can then set the tone for the employee’s perception of the company, which in turn impacts her attitude, productivity, and contribution to the company as a whole.

How to distinguish between a Business Process and a Process Instance?

20/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , ,

A comment on one of my prior posts made me reflect on the seemingly simple, yet deceptive, distinction between a “business process” and a “process instance” (also known as a “case”).  These terms are difficult to define, as BPM expert Bruce Silver mentions in his detailed discussion of case management.  In order to effectively diagram […]

Easy Ways to Share Hiring Data with the Employee On-boarding Process

14/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: , , ,

In my previous post, I created an example hiring process map.  In my example workflow, the last task of the hiring process is actually the beginning of a new workflow, the Employee On-boarding process.  One of the benefits of using workflow software to automate HR processes is that you can share information and data seamlessly […]

Hiring Process Workflow Example

13/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: ,

In my previous posts, I’ve discussed some of the pitfalls of the hiring process, and simple ways to automate the hiring process using workflow software.  Here is an example of a solid hiring process workflow design: A well-designed hiring process allows managers to quickly define the need for a new position and its qualifications, and […]

6 Simple Ways to Automate a Hiring Process Workflow

12/04/2010 | Category: BPM, Solutions | Tags: ,

Here are some simple ways to relieve the hiring process pain points I mentioned in my previous post by automating the Job Application Process using workflow software: Submission: One of the simplest ways to receive job applications is through a company’s website.  By linking the hiring process workflow with an application form on the company’s […]

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