The gig economy is here to stay. Intuit estimates that by 2020, as many as 40 percent of Americans will be contingent, contract, or "gig" workers. Gig workers can be freelancers, independent contractors, or any other outsourced employees who are hired on a per-project basis.
Some of these contingent workers choose to work outside of a payroll system either as full-time freelancers or as part-time workers who supplement their income by picking up gigs. Others take contingent jobs out of necessity even though they would prefer full-time employee status.
Software companies are trying to figure out how to empower their users so they can figure things out on their own. Intuitive graphical user interfaces, embedded help, FAQs and user forums are some of the concepts that have developed recently to help software companies scale more efficiently.
It has been proven that, if done right, gamification may increase engagement. What about taking these gaming concepts into the workplace to make accountability and the tracking of employee performance more fun?
We live in a world that measures everything. A world that tells us that metrics are important. However, we often fall on the trap of measuring and reporting on things that are either not useful or not used by anybody.
In the wake of the UK Parliament's recent network security attack, it's clear that no matter how well-designed our IT security systems and internal controls are, there's always a risk of your organization falling victim to a cyber threat.
With such a huge proliferation of task management, getting things done (GTD) apps, and checklist software, it's no surprise that many attempts have been made to try to simplify the evaluation and selection process.
But have you ever tried to find something in Capterra, one of the most comprehensive software catalogs out there? There are 50+ software solutions listed in each of the following categories: workflow management, task management, and project management.
How are you supposed to compare or evaluate what's best for your specific situation?
Why do some of your employees get all tasks done on time and as expected, but others can't seem to have the same success rate, even when those tasks are critical and are designed to avoid, transfer, or reduce risks to the business?
Is it their motivation? Their DNA? Is it compensation? Is it culture?
Deciding to implement a comprehensive information security framework like ISO 27001 or COBIT is not a trivial thing. These frameworks are comprehensive, cross-functional, broad reaching, and culture-changing. Here are 3 compliance software tools to help you through the process.