Growing Employees from Within: How to win in the war for talent

Savvy organizations know that investing in talent management is essential to a company’s future success. In the war for talent, a great amount of research shows that employee development programs are becoming an increasingly vital weapon to improve employee commitment, business performance and retention.

In a recent study conducted by assessment and development consultancy Cubiks, 93 percent of respondents said they would stay longer with an organization that invested in their development and 97 percent of respondents agreed it was important to develop people who could lead the company in the future.

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Singing for a great cause

Seattle Karaoke night: We love our Softchoice managers but sometimes it is great to make them get up on stage and sing in front of everyone. Employees donated money on 9 different managers that they would like to see sing karaoke. We also had a top performer round and group round. After lots of fun on stage there was close to $1500 raised.

Electronic Waste….they want it!

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Almost every Canadian Province and US State has a law and program to deal with electronic waste now. Gone are the days where the only way to deal with your old equipment was to hide it away in closets and basements.

>> Link to Canadian Programs
>> Link to US Programs

Check out what programs exist in your city, and reclaim the space in your homes and offices. If you don’t have a program in your city, [Read more…]

The nuts and bolts of PC Power Management

The Solutions

PC Power Management Software

Implementing specialized power management software to shut down PCs and monitors when not in use is by far the best way to gain energy efficiencies. These technologies typically cost between $10-$20 per device and will allow a central administrator to set shut-down policy and manage exceptions, as well as giving you the ability to report on savings. Advanced tools also provide the ability to save and properly close documents upon shutdown, and allow for scheduled patches or updates to occur seamlessly. [Read more…]