Although we may not always use the term “needs assessment,” the concept plays a critical role in both our business and personal lives. At home, a task as simple as making a grocery list counts as a needs assessment analysis. On the other hand, determining the best career path for oneself is a more complicated assessment.Read More
The importance of the nonprofit sector in America cannot be overstated. Every day, nonprofits and their dedicated employees perform important service roles throughout society, affecting health, religion, education, environment, and community development. Many underserved populations would undoubtedly suffer without these efforts. But while most of us are aware of and appreciate the social and cultural importance of nonprofits, many people do not realize their overall economic importance.
Here’s a story we have heard a million times from managerial personnel at organizations in many industries: Business is booming and everyone is working to capacity. Thus, the company needs help. Maybe the solution is to hire more employees. Maybe technology can increase productivity and save the day. The problem is, everyone is so busy that it’s a struggle to find time to address the problem.
Movies and novels are full of expensively dressed, sharp-witted lawyers who play “hardball” in their contract negotiations and eventually make the other attorney blink. While that’s great for Hollywood, the truth is you don’t have to exhibit the attributes of a movie star to negotiate a good contract. In fact, hard-working professionals work together productively every day to complete agreements that address the needs of both parties.
Formal education is something to which all Americans are exposed from a very young age. Yet the enormity of the industry is often overlooked. Traditionally, we think of education in terms of mandatory elementary and secondary education, whether public or private, followed by optional public or private education at the college or university level. Some students choose optional vocational paths. All of this learning occurred at specific physical locations to which we were physically transported.
It’s an unfortunate fact that we can have regrettable periods of boredom in both our business and personal lives. Perhaps this is due, at least in part, to the fact that in the grand scheme of things, relatively few people ever know the real pleasures associated with finding the perfect contract management software. In fact, according to an unscientific ContractSafe survey (conducted with employees in our offices), those who incorporate the best contract management software into their daily routines are happier, sleep better, and often appear more attractive to others!Read More
Healthcare issues touch almost everyone in American society. Whether speaking of politicians, patients, or healthcare providers, almost all Americans have a stake in the debate. Politicians have recently debated access and whether there is a fundamental right to care. Employers and business entities grapple with the quality and quantity of health care insurance coverage that they should provide to employees, and how to best address the expense.Read More
Contracts serve many purposes for the business organization. Companies memorialize agreements with employees, vendors, customers, and numerous other third-party stakeholders. Importantly, while the company certainly receives benefits from these contracts, the organization also takes on many obligations. These obligations may include the payment of money, the provision of services, and the acceptance (or transfer) of legal liability, just to name a few.Read More
Contracts are ubiquitous in an organization, representing the company’s formal relationships with a multitude of parties. The process begins with one or more representatives of the business negotiating contract terms with employees, suppliers, customers, and many other interested stakeholders, such as utility companies, service providers and real estate lessors. Contract managers are typically tasked with monitoring the contracts for payment, performance, and compliance with a wide variety of outstanding contractual terms.Read More
There’s no disputing that technology has evolved at an accelerated rate over the last several decades. In fact, some technologies seem to be eclipsed almost as soon as they are created. In other instances, two or more technologies compete and one wins out.