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Boosting Employee Productivity: Four New Irresistible Features in Saba Cloud

April 8, 2014, Charles DeNault - The Spring Release of Saba Cloud has literally dozens of new features and many help streamline processes, but the most exciting to me are those that make a difference in how we complete our tasks in new and more efficient ways. Here are four new irresistible features for improving productivity.

Since 1997, Saba has been helping companies automate their talent processes. Our customers saw quick, tangible benefits – it’s easier to refine and improve automated processes, complying with regulatory statutes is far less prone to error, and your HR and Learning teams are much more productive. But here’s a question: what would your CEO prefer – your HR team 10 times more productive or your workforce 10% more productive?

I believe most would choose the later even though most companies would, mathematically, see a slight benefit by turbo charging their HR team. (Most have fewer than 100 employees per HR person.) By making everyone more productive, the Company becomes better at sales, service, product development, etc. -- and in today’s competitive business climate, gaining even a slight edge will help fuel success. So let’s turn the talent management pyramid on its head, because, while process automation is good, boosting employee productivity is great.

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Of course, you don’t have to choose, as Saba Cloud will automate talent processes and make everyone more productive. The Spring Release of Saba Cloud has literally dozens of new features, and many help streamline processes, but the most exciting to me are those that make a difference in how we complete our tasks in new and more efficient ways. Here are four new irresistible features for improving productivity:

1. Point to point HD video. With this update, employees can move from chat to peer to peer HD video conferencing.
  • Just about everyone benefits as collaboration and coaching over distance becomes more personal and effective.
  • In the race to land the top candidates, you’ve got a leg up being able to interviewing people wherever they may be.
  • Exams can now be proctored remotely, speeding up certifications.

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2.  Custom Badges. Badges have been a very popular among Saba Cloud customers, given out with the Impressions feature as a form of peer recognition. With this update, badges can now be created and customized to better align with your Company’s culture as well as the needs of specific programs. They can now also be earned by completing Learning activities. Some will say this is a feature for Millennials, but representing the older crowd at the office, I think we all like to be recognized for our accomplishments.

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3. Mobile Goal Management. If you want people to do something, put it on their phones. With quick access to goals, your employees will have a much easier time staying on track and noting progress.

Goal management provides many benefits to an organization, but the main obstacle in realizing them has always been getting the workforce to make this part of their routine. In the past it was a chore to log in and update them, but now that my goals are readily available, not only is it easier to keep them up to date, I also find them helpful in prioritizing my time and giving me a sense of accomplishment.

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4.  Learning Calendar. Your learners will have an easier time finding classes that fit their schedule with Saba Cloud's new Learning calendar. Monthly, weekly and daily views of your events and the course catalog let you quickly find the class that fits your busy schedule.

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Those are my top irresistible new features – there are plenty more! To learn more about the Spring Release, check out this page, where you can see Saba Cloud in action. In our customer community, Saba customers will find where both documentation and a recorded training session with details on all the new features.

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