All posts by Ben Mulholland


Create a Knowledge Management System to Win Your Key Results

Knowledge management system

Business is forever changing and evolving. The things you need to do to stay up to date can be daunting. Yet, the alternative is falling by the wayside. This occurs when knowledge management is overlooked.

Plus, when 78% of millennial customers won’t give you a second chance, your day-to-day interactions count more than ever. That’s why you need a solid knowledge management system. 

Knowledge management is the only way to reliably manage the resources available to your team. It also helps everyone to perform to the best of their ability.

So, today on the Process Street blog, we’ll be covering:

Let’s get you on the road to improving your resources!

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What Is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? Everything You Need to Know to Better Your Team

I felt numb.

My relationship of the last 2 years had just collapsed, which was the straw that broke… well, my head. I spiraled into a mental breakdown.

I was living in Italy without knowing anyone but my (now ex) girlfriend, living in the same apartment as her, not being able to speak the language, and around $4,000 down in my bank account from when we’d moved there two months prior.

And yet, thanks to our employee assistance program here at Process Street, I was able to get back to England safe and sound. And without worries about getting fired adding fuel to my problems.

“US businesses lose up to $300 billion dollars due to work-related stress. While the root-cause is a grueling work-culture that has gone unchecked for decades, an EAP can help to a great extent.”

HR University, 7 Best Employee Assistance Programs in 2022

No matter how focused and productive an employee is, there will be times when they encounter personal problems that affect their work. That’s where employee assistance programs (EAPs) come in.

EAPs exist to listen to your team’s problems and help them through whatever they’re experiencing. In other words, every team should have access to some kind of EAP.

That’s why this post will take you through:

Let’s dive right in.

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How To Ensure Success with Enterprise Performance Management

With the market size of enterprise performance management expected to grow from $6.44 billion in 2017 to $11.72 billion by 2023, you know that to ignore it is to ignore something monumental.

Enterprise performance management lets you plan, structure, track, and improve your performance across the board. This isn’t something you want to ignore. 

You might want to know what’s going well and where the biggest improvements can be made. Otherwise, you may want to create achievable goals that don’t leave you overreaching or improve your tracking metrics with apps like Process Street. Either way, enterprise performance management is essential. 

That’s why, in this Process Street post, I’ll be breaking down precisely what it is, why it’s useful, and how to use it:

Let’s dive right in!

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What is Employee Engagement and Why Is It Important? A Complete Guide

what is employee engagement

“What is employee engagement?“

I’d been explaining the ins-and-outs of my job to my family for a while but here I had to stop to give more detail. That’s when it hit me.

To most people, employee engagement is jargon.

They see it as an airy concept that doesn’t have a solid definition – it’s something that marketers point at to sell products and nothing more.

The reality couldn’t be further from that.

Employee engagement is a vital statistic to show the overall health of a business at every level. If you can better this statistic, it can result in massive benefits such as a 67% lower employee turnover rate and 21% higher productivity.

In this Process Street post, I’m taking you through what employee engagement is, how to measure it, and what you can do about it to get those lower employee turnover and higher productivity levels. 

Let’s go!

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Employee Engagement: How to Get a Happy, Productive Team

Employee Engagement How to Get a Happy Productive Team HeaderEmployee engagement is the key to having a productive team while also making them happy and motivated.

It’s a subjective area that’s hard to measure definitively. As a result, there are those who view the concept as pure nonsense. Granted, there are those who throw the term around higgledy-piggledy, which certainly doesn’t help.

However, considering that disengaged employees cost US companies $450-550 billion every year, it’s not something that can be ignored.

That’s why this post will show you what employee engagement is, why it matters, highlight 8 core strategies for how to improve employee engagement, and why communication is so vital.

If you want to skip ahead, you can do so using the links below:

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8 Change Management Strategies for Effective Organizational Change

strategies for change managementConstantly evolving with the times empowers you to see valuable growth take place in your company. At first you can oversee everything in the company yourself, keeping tabs to ensure things are up to date and running as intended. Then you grow, and suddenly you don’t have time to monitor those changes. For all you know everyone could be saying “yeah, I did that yesterday,” but be cutting corners left and right.

That’s where having a change management strategy will save you. Analyzing the changes you want to make and seeing how the rest of your company is affected prepares your teams in advance and helps guide them through this transition until these new changes become routine.

Whether you’re changing software, updating technology, hiring new staff, or starting a new project, you’re going to benefit from a solid change management strategy.

The areas of change management, like most things, can become increasingly more complex with the more time you spend doing it. If you want to master the way you take on change in your company, then this is the right Process Street article for you.

I’m going to take you through all things change management. This includes some tips for creating an effective change management strategy, possible methods you might want to implement, and how Process Street can help you along the way.

It’s time to reliably and effectively make those changes in your business – and watch it grow! Let’s get into it.
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Why Google’s Onboarding Process Works 25% Better Than Everyone Else’s

onboarding processEven tech giants have humble beginnings.

In the halcyon days, when Google was making the transition from a bedroom to a rented garage in Menlo Park, it won’t surprise you to learn they didn’t have a tight onboarding process in place.

For years, Google ran on a single, sprawling spreadsheet including a ranked list of the company’s top 100 projects. The projects were confusingly graded on a scale between “far out” and “skunkworks”, and the founders handled the process with a ‘who cares’ attitude.

Since that point, everyone knows Google has made leaps, not only in the Internet space, but also in the workplace. The company is the #3 world’s most valuable brand and the #3 best employer in America. They’ve made extremely effective tweaks to their hiring process over the years, but what isn’t reported as often is their approach to new employee onboarding — the process of getting a new hire equipped with everything they need to integrate into the company culture, work effectively, and succeed.

The wackier aspects of Google’s orientation process are widely known. We’ve heard about the Noogler beanies with motorized propellers, and the Mountain View all-Noogler TGIF meetings where the founders “just come in and make some dad jokes”. The inner workings of the process, however — the parts that make it so notoriously effective — aren’t as obvious.

In this article, I’m going to run through the nuts and bolts of Google’s ‘just in time’ employee onboarding process, and some of the supporting events that happen during.

Let’s jump right in!
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Refine Business Operations & Boost Efficiency with Continuous Improvement

continuous improvementNo process is perfect; there’s always room to improve. Unfortunately, many teams have no way to identify, test, and deploy the changes they make, meaning each tweak is a roll of the dice.

The savings can be massive, but you need a continuous improvement program to make sure that the changes you make won’t make your operations a whole lot harder.

1 in 10 improvements save money… [each saving, on average,] $31,043 in its first year of implementation.
1 in 4 improvements save time… [each saving, on average,] 270 hours in its first year of implementation.

KaiNexusThe ROI of Continuous Improvement

Most successful changes will also make your employees’ jobs easier (and more enjoyable) to perform. You’ll be saving time and money, but you’ll also be getting far better value out of your current efforts and operations.

However, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the top.

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The 5 Project Management Steps To Run Every Project Perfectly

project management stepsProject management is the key to sticking to your budget and deadline, whilst keeping the most important tasks at the forefront of your company.

Without it, you leave the future of your business at the mercy of your teams and employees (which, in case you weren’t aware, is not a good business model).

For such an important process, the project management steps are a little muddy, with sources citing differing numbers of steps, timelines, etc.

Then again, it’s a massive topic with a huge margin for error; how the hell do you convey these steps when the project could be anything from “get winter clothes in stock” to “grow to $220,000 monthly recurring revenue”?

Well, we here at Process Street hate making things complicated, so we’ve simplified the project management steps of any and every undertaking to five easy stages:

If you’re looking to structure your next big push, or you just want to set and track realistic deadlines, then this is the process for you. Then again, feel free to skip ahead to any particular step you’re after.
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The 11 Best Screen Sharing Apps (And How to Use Them)

screen sharingWhether it’s regular stand-up meetings with your team, customer communication, delivering feedback, demoing a new feature, or leading a webinar, screen sharing apps are so useful in the remote workplace that finding the best fit for your needs is an important task.

Well you’re in luck, as there are many offerings to choose from, not least due to the recent explosion of remote work around the globe.

In this Process Street article, I’ll be covering all of the best screen sharing apps (including those with remote desktop access), with advice on price, features, and what each tool is best used for.

Here’s a quick list of the screen sharing & remote desktop software I’ll be looking at:

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