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Day One

If you bought a pint of milk on the day Anthony Scaramucci was appointed White House Communications Director, it would still have been fresh when he was fired. No matter how you spin it, ten days in a job doesn’t look good on a CV. Not every hiring decision attracts the same level of attention but when recruitment goes wrong there’s a price to pay, whether you’re running the executive branch of the United States Government or a start-up in a serviced office.

People want to be good at their jobs. They want to be respected and they want to fit in. Employers want those things too, but an alarming number of new starters “do a Scaramucci” and depart within days. Many more swiftly decide that their new company isn’t part of their long-term plans. To quote the CIPD:

Without efficient onboarding and goal-setting, new employees may never fully understand the business they’re in or the contribution they could make to it. They may never reach the level of creativity or productivity they’re capable of, and as frustration mounts they may well put down their tools, switch off their computer and walk out of the door, never to return. It doesn’t have to be that way.

At recruitment stage, applicant details can be accepted from links to your website, electronically completed PDF forms and interfaces with external sites or agencies

When you find the right person, a new employee record is auto-generated for the successful applicant, saving you time and effort with onboarding

Employees are routinely prompted to improve their skills and flag up their learning requirements by the training triggers in the Jane Self-Service HR Portal

Of course, employees don’t always meet our expectations. Anthony Scaramucci raised eyebrows in […]

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The backing music begins to play, and the tune is reassuringly familiar. The performer moves smoothly and confidently to the microphone and begins to sing. Except that you wouldn’t really call it singing. He misses the first note, and the second, and the confidence evaporates. Now he’s nibbling frantically at each lyric like a gerbil eating its way out of a cardboard box.

Suddenly you notice everything else that’s wrong. His shirt doesn’t fit, and he’s wearing a wig. Not just any wig, but a wig that looks as if it was gradually collected from a shower drain. This is not a virtuoso performance.
Welcome to the world of karaoke.

When we hear a familiar introduction we want to believe the song will please us. But unless the singer has talent, things can turn ugly. How many times have you heard someone singing along and barely been able to recognise the song?

Note to karaoke enthusiasts: it’s not enough just to regurgitate lyrics.

What do we mean by Karaoke Software?
At first glance it seems to offer what you need, and it may well carry a price tag that you associate with quality. But scratch the surface and what do you find?

– An inflexible system that can’t be adapted to your changing needs
– Unhelpful formatting that adds layers of difficulty to routine tasks
– Key functions buried in multiple menus with hierarchies that make sense to no one but the programmer

Note to software providers: it’s not enough just to churn out code without reference to client priorities.
Do better. Try harder to deliver functionality that makes working lives easier and more satisfying.

Do what Jane Systems does.

It simplifies the complex and enables cooperation. You might say it brings colleagues and departments […]

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Jane Systems: Your GDPR Compliance Partner

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Welcome To Jane Systems

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