November 2020 Minimize
Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
Welcome to the latest issue of The LawsonGuru Letter, a free newsletter providing provocative commentary on issues important to the Lawson Software community. The LawsonGuru Letter is published by--and is solely the opinion of--John Henley of Decision Analytics.
Quote of the Issue
"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."
-- P.G. Wodehouse
Trending Topics
IPA or ISD - Approving Action Requests en masse
During Annual PayRate increases, is there a way to either use an IPA or ISD to mass approve the ChangePayRate ActionRequests? I know we could change the IPA to ImmediateApprove and then change it back. But is there a way to do this after the work has been put in an HRAdmin inbasket? Read More
Inventory Control - Process Improvement
I am looking for ideas to implement into my department for process improvements. Currently, we struggle with keeping inventory accurate and I wanted to see what others have implemented to help improve their inventory accuracy. Read More
Please Advise: What's after Lawson S3 V10?
We updated to Lawson S3 financial V10 (on-prem) in 2015 from V9 and are currently on V10.0.9. We are not sure if we should upgrade to the next version. Read More
Modifying a static report in Configuration Console
Is it possible to remove fields from a static report in Landmark? For example, the buyer expediting report. When I try to edit in LPL mode it gives a warning: "spec not supported". Read More
Worthwhile Reading
Graduates of Elite Universities Get Paid More. Do They Perform Better?
A busy HR manager is reviewing stacks of applications for a position that just opened in the company. The HR manager knows that a host of factors determine employee performance: prior experience, training, interpersonal skills, personality, IQ, emotional intelligence, and work ethic. But after reviewing hundreds of resumes, as many HR managers do, the details on each applicant blur together. And so the HR manager does what many employers do: defaults to selecting hires based on the prestige and rank of the university from which graduates hail.
Harvard Business Review, September 3, 2020
Making employee experience a CIO priority
Employee dissatisfaction can have a long-term negative impact on your business. Here’s how to turn things around.
CIO, June 17, 2020
Stop ‘Vacation Shaming’ Your IT Staff
Burnout from lack of time off takes a toll on your employees, hampers their productivity and erodes your ability to retain strong IT team members. Nobody wins.
Information Week, February 7, 2020
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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