October 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
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level."
-- Quentin Crisp
Trending Topics
Spousal Surcharge - Medical Insurance
Has anyone recently implemented a spousal surcharge in Employee Self Service Benefits Enrollments? I know there is a Spouse Flag on HR11 for medical insurance. I wasn't sure if anyone knew how to tie it to enrollments easily, or if it's something that needs a new HTML page. Read More
Smart Notifications Language Translator
In certain smart notes we need to offer the option for employees to translate the message in the smart smart note to a different language. Has anyone included a language translation option into any of their smart notes? Read More
Adding additional initiating actions in Transition management
How can we add additional initiating actions in Transition management. we need to add a initiating action based on status change. for example if a employee goes on leave or furlough we need to trigger a transition management for leave or furlough. Infor only provides hire, rehire, termination. Read More
Enabling approval flow for Leave of Absence
Does anyone know if Infor provides a approval flow for Leave of Absence like for Time Off? I am not talking about email notification automation but enabling an approval flow when a employee submits a leave of absence request. Read More
Worthwhile Reading
SEC's New Human Capital Disclosure Requirements: What You Need to Know and Do Now
On August 26th 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it adopted new Human Capital Disclosure Requirements for public companies reporting / listing on the U.S. exchanges, opening a new era of human capital reporting and disclosure. Here is a quick FAQ to help companies like yours better understand what it means for them.
Human Capital Management Institute, September 3, 2002
The art (and science) of the IT project pivot
Shifting business needs and faltering progress are just a few reasons why an IT project needs course-correction. Here’s how to recognize the signs and make difficult changes for the good.
CIO, July 8, 2020
Traits of High-Performing IT Teams
IT teams face unprecedented challenges, navigating a fast-paced landscape amid the pandemic. Adopting Agile principles may help drive performance and success.
Information Week, July 1, 2020
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John Henley
Decision Analytics
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