Performance reviews are a fact of life in human resources. Every company does them, and nearly everyone involved dreads them. All too often it seems to the participants that it is a waste of time at best—management has to take time out of “work” to compile a year’s worth of observations and go over them with employees, while employees have to take time out of their day to go in and be confronted with everything they’ve done wrong for the past year, making excuses for whatever sub-par performance they may be ambushed with during the meeting. Sound familiar?
Nearly two-thirds of small businesses and organizations are expected to buy new IT equipment this year, replacing one in four office computers. Vendors now offer powerful computers at discounted prices, but what will this equipment really cost you in the long run? Whether you purchase a PC, notebook, server or other network hardware, you will likely experience sticker shock once you factor in the total cost of ownership (TCO).
In the weeks since COVID-19 cases soared and forced a lockdown across the world, many companies have had to transition to operating remotely. For many people — and companies, the transition is rather abrupt and daunting, and every useful tip helps.