Who Should Lead Business Transformation?

Dan Morris's picture

Should the leader of your business transformation be an industry expert, an employee who knows the company inside out, or someone who is an expert in business transformation (but might not know the company's industry)? Here are the key skills you need to drive business change.*

HR Benchmarks on Demand

Elissa Tucker's picture

When it comes to HR metrics there is no shortage at APQC. But did you know that APQC members have access to a wide range of HR metrics at any time? APQC’s Benchmarks on Demand tool (available via our Web site) allows members to browse, select, and download HR metrics in real time.

Need to know:

Spend Analysis and Procurement Performance

Becky Partida's picture

Visibility into spending is a topic that is on almost everyone’s mind these days. That’s why more and more organizations are devoting efforts to spend management, in which spending patterns are identified and an organization can pinpoint opportunities for long-term savings. For the supply chain world, what matters from this process is spend analysis, or the process in which organizations ask three questions.

Why the War For Consulting Talent Will Intensify

Jess Scheer's picture

As demand for consulting improves, consulting leaders are becoming increasingly worried they won’t have as many consultants as they’ll need to meet future demand. And they have every reason to be concerned.

Partners are sharing with me that they’re already finding it harder to recruit consultants and are asking “Is it just me, or are other firms facing the same challenge?”

There is indeed a real staff problem emerging. And, for the foreseeable future, the profession’s talent shortage is likely to get worse.

Feeling Unproductive? Maybe It's Not Your Fault.

Michelle Cowan's picture

Is your organization performing as well as you think it could? Are you using your fullest potential at work? Why or why not?

If you, like many working folks, feel that your potential is untapped or that you could be contributing much more, maybe the problem isn't just you. Maybe occasional laziness and/or distraction aren't the only reasons you can't get as much accomplished as you'd like. Although lack of employee motivation might be one reason why businesses don't reach their objectives, two other causes usually explain the situation much more accurately.

Financial Management: Best Practices Today

Mary Driscoll's picture

Need a quick and handy way to learn what top-notch finance executives are up to? Take a look at this webinar that I hosted recently for APQC’s financial management community. I presented a tidy package of what I determined to be the most informative case studies and metrics analyses that our research team had developed over the previous six months.

In only 30 minutes, we showcased APQC's most up-to-date and reliable examinations of:

Even When On-Campus Hiring Slows, University Recruiting Relations Should Remain Steady

Elissa Tucker's picture

More than three-quarters of organizations in APQC’s Open Standard’s Benchmarking database source talent from colleges and universities. Over half recruit from technical schools or colleges. Although the pace of on-campus hiring has yet to reach pre-recession levels, organizations should not neglect their on-campus recruiting relationships.

Procurement Tune-Up Updated for 2012

Becky Partida's picture

Is your organization’s procurement area running smoothly? APQC created our popular Procurement Tune-Up Diagnostic and Interactive Procurement Tune-Up Diagnostic to help organizations find out. Both tools have been updated for 2012 with fresh data from our Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement.

Defining Cross-Functional Processes: Tools and Inspiration

Michelle Cowan's picture

First of all, I want all of my process management folks to check out this video by the Process Excellence (PEX) Network: Welcome to the Process Excellence Revolution.

Is Your Knowledge Management Strategy Focused on Knowledge Capture and Transfer?

Lauren Trees's picture

Today I hosted a 30-minute Webinar to spotlight some of APQC’s best knowledge management content from 2011. (If you want to find out what’s new in the Knowledge Base, I recommend listening to this recording of the presentation or downloading the slides.) As part of the Webinar, I polled the audience to find out which knowledge management topics they were most interested in. I have to admit, the results surprised me.