Problem-Solving Method: An Overview of DMAIC

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Problem-Solving Method: An Overview of DMAIC

Everyone knows that there’s no such thing as a perpetually problem-free enterprise of any sort. When problems occur, there are multiple reasons they don’t get addressed or handled. A central reason is that most organizations don’t employ a structured problem solving model, so when faced with a problem, they “wing it” rather than address it in a systematic way.
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Problem-Solving Method: The A in DMAIC

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Problem-Solving Method: The A in DMAIC

this is article 4 of 5 in the dmaic problem-solving method series

During the Analyze stage, the team will look at the data that it has already gathered and, perhaps, plan to gather further data. The Analyze stage is like detective work because the team needs to figure out what the data is saying by looking at the impact of problems and variability, the sources of process variability, and the root causes of the defined problem.
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4 Signs You Need Cohesive Team Building

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4 Signs You Need Cohesive Team Building

Cohesive team building is not an easy feat. It takes time, energy, and commitment of the team members to truly achieve the desired results. It also takes awareness to realize you need to put the teams at your organization through a cohesive team building program.
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Bri Izzo: #BelieveinHR Highlight Series

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ERC’s #BelieveinHR campaign is designed to empower and show appreciation to the HR community. As part of this campaign, ERC is producing a video series that focuses on highlighting professionals, both HR and not, thoughts on the importance of Human Resources.
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5 Ways to Make Compensation Reports Work for You

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Unless you are the Compensation Specialist in your HR Department, chances are you aren’t exactly thrilled when a compensation project comes across your desk. In the abstract, the idea of paging through hundreds of pages of compensation data tables or searching through complex (expensive) compensation databases can seem like an arduous and fruitless task.
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Back to Basics: Performance Management

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Back to Basics: Performance Management

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) defines performance management as “the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organization effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals.” In short, performance management is simply the way an organization defines, monitors, and rewards the performance of employees and their contributions to the organization.
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Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

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Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

There are many situations in which an employer would like an employee to be relieved of their duties but the situations do not necessarily present a well-documented, policy-violated, fireable offense. These situations, if acted upon incorrectly, could make the organization vulnerable to a lawsuit. This is probably a situation that many HR professionals would like to avoid at any and all costs.
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