SMEs and the Importance of Cyber Security Investments

Contrary to what many Hollywood movies show, cybercrimes are not limited to million-dollar corporations. Based on the 50 percent increase of SME cyberattacks in 2017, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are a target as well. Instead of household brands, hackers are now looking at small, local mom-and-pop businesses, 60 percent of which went bankrupt and…

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How Helpful are Personality Tests in Talent Acquisition?

Foreseeing the future success of a candidate is often a high-stakes game. A good judgment at the onset of recruitment can mean all the difference between an increase in productivity or retention and wasted recruitment and onboarding dollars. To predict whether an applicant is likely to thrive in their organization, companies turn to psychological assessment…

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Why Business Coaching is Vital to Your Company’s Growth

Many entrepreneurs start out in business completely unaware of how difficult it will become. The passion and creativity that they had when they started out will quickly disappear under loads of paperwork and everyday problems. They may also eventually get frustrated and end up failing in their business. The good news is entrepreneurs don’t have…

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Different Companies, Different Organizational Structures: The Choice Is Up To You

The success of your business, regardless of which industry you’re in, depends on how well your team works together. Seamless organizational structure is important in determining and distributing the various responsibilities that keep your business afloat. What Is the Importance of an Organizational Structure? An organizational structure refers to the system that defines the specific…

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No In-house HR Professional? Companies Can Benefit from Third Party Consultants

Employees are the lifeblood of a company. As such, they deserve a Human Resources department that can support their needs, aid in their career growth, and develop a work environment that promotes efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, some companies lack qualified human resources professionals with the right skill set. Instead, they delegate basic HR responsibilities to…

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Modern Technology to Keep Your Workplace Safe

All workplaces have potential dangers to employees. While employers used to try different strategies to ensure office or workplace safety, some factors that put workers at risk are beyond the control of the employers – or the employees themselves. Some of the traditional methods implemented to prevent work hazards were signs, reminders, and employee orientation…

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Every Business’ Guide to Executing a Successful Acquisition

Acquisitions come with a unique set of challenges. Each one follows the same idea, though: two companies unite under the same management to achieve a strategic or financial goal. While no one plans to enter a bad deal, even the most seasoned entrepreneurs can end up bungling the acquisition process. It could be due to…

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Deadly Workplace Operations You Thought Were Safe

Deadly Workplace Operations You Thought Were Safe The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) says jobs are becoming more dangerous for American workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a seven percent increase from the previous year and the highest figure since 2008.…

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Making Your Safety Training Interesting and Memorable

How You Can Make Safety Training Memorable and Engaging for Employees Safety training is crucial to workplaces. It helps ensure that workers stay updated on the latest safety practices and educates new employees on board with the safety procedures and practices of the company. While safety training programs educate employees on workplace safety, they can…

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