5 Ways a Professional Certification can Benefit Your Business

There are many factors that will influence the success of your business in the short, mid, and long term. Among the most important elements of your growth strategy, however, you will find that investing in your employees is one of the best ways to drive your organization forward on numerous fronts. Whether you’re opening a SaaS business or growing one, or if you’re running a B2C company in a competitive niche, there is no denying that the right employees can take you to new heights of success.

The Benefits of Employee Training and Development

Employers go through a long and complicated recruiting process to hire qualified candidates. Unfortunately, their effort usually stops there. 

Once they accept the job offer, your employees expect you to provide them with the right career advancement opportunities. Consistent and dedicated employee training enhances employees’ engagement, builds trust with them, and maximizes your financial performance.

Here is how employee training and development benefits your organization.

Your Intranet: The Recipe for Success

Building your intranet is like using a recipe. You want to make the final product enjoyable, and to do so, you need to ensure that all of the ingredients are well balanced.

I recently made a delicious dinner for some friends and was later asked how I did it. I slyly said “a little this and that”, but really, it is a tried and true recipe from my step mom, a chef. Over the years I have perfected the dish to make it “my own”, but I still have to peak back at my food stained recipe book to ensure that I am on the right track. With an intranet, similar to cooking a nice meal, users do not see the creative process until it’s perfected and delivered.  Like a good meal, and as the site develops, the users will crave more. 

Intranet design is similar to cooking in that it allows for revisions along the way. An intranet site starts with design applications that provide functionality to the site. You need to build up these applications with text, borders, pictures, in order to make the site operational and appealing to the user’s eyes. Along the way, you can add or remove icons, text boxes and documents to enhance the page. It’s a never ending process of exciting changes that increasingly make the intranet more accessible for the users.

Online Guide to Umbraco CMS for New Users

I have only now started paying attention to the Umbraco CMS. While they may call Umbraco the "friendly CMS", I'm not sure I'm aware of a single CMS that doesn't self-describe itself as the CMS to use. This is why I enjoy blog posts from actual users new to a CMS describing what they have learned about the software. In learning Umbraco, I'm glad I came across Lee Messenger's "A Complete Newbie's Guide To Umbraco CMS".