B2B Data Integration and Transformation Blog

Personnel Management

Can You Afford Unqualified Talent?

Posted by Brooke Lester on Aug 30, 2023 12:22 PM

The business environment continues to evolve following the global pandemic, making skilled-talent acquisition and cost-effective hiring difficult for many organizations. In a still-tight labor market, it’s no surprise that some 77% of employers report having difficulty filling open roles, according to Manpower. At the same time, however, hiring anyone willing to take a job at your company can backfire.

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A Look into the Mind of an EDI Consultant

Posted by Brooke Lester on Nov 16, 2022 11:30 AM

As an EDI or Integration Professional, Manager, or IT Executive we thought you might like some perspective on what makes EDI consultants tick. Outlined in this piece is a sampling of why consultants made the IT specialization choice they did, and beyond that, why a career in consulting.

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The Value of Training and Investing in Your Team

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 4, 2019 1:34 PM

Staff retention is one area by which the effectiveness of a manager is judged. One key retention element important to your data integration team members is keeping their skills sharp. Sure things like compensation, increased responsibilities, and honest performance evaluations are important, but so is the ongoing education of the professionals you manage.

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Two Quick Thoughts: Inbound and Outbound Management

Posted by Charley Hughes on Aug 15, 2017 3:12 PM

Inbound and Outbound Management

Two Quick Thoughts

My Dad sparked my desire to fly real airplanes by introducing my brothers and me to remote control model airplanes as kids.  Some of those training flights went well. Others not so much. Memories  of tediously built model airplanes hurtling earthward as father and son wrestle over the controls have become dinner table lore retold at holiday gatherings. Dad says “Ok, let me help”.  Son says (while running away with his back turned or so the story goes) “No, I got it, I got it, I……thwwaaackkk!”. Over time, Dad began to recognize when to step in and help and when to let us (literally) spread our wings and fly on our own.

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Is your EDI team well covered for Mid-Year Vacations?

Posted by April Watts on Aug 2, 2017 3:09 PM

Summer has arrived!  It’s a great opportunity for us to spend more time enjoying family activities including: picnics, baseball games, boating, fishing, going to the beach and many more.   My husband and I are looking forward to heading down to North Carolina for a week with some of our friends and soaking up some sunshine.

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