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August 30, 2012
As someone who regularly investigates allegations and instances of fraud, I’m well aware of the devastating toll that an act of fraud can have on a business. It’s a topic I’ll be exploring, analyzing, and discussing in this and future posts.The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2012 Report to the Nations, released earlier this year, listed the median workplace fraud loss at $140,000, while many caused a loss greater than $1 million.

August 22, 2012
Salary is often the number one issue when it comes to determining employees’ compensation, and rightfully so, as salary typically makes up 60 percent of a total compensation package. What about the other 40 percent? Much of the other 40 percent is in employee benefits such as paid time off, medical care, and retirement plans.

August 16, 2012
For most companies, productivity and revenue still top the priority list. However, if employees are not maintaining healthy lifestyles, it could result in a less efficient work environment and cost employers money to compensate for paid sick days and loss of productivity.

August 8, 2012
Over the years, I have attended countless events that offered me the opportunity to network with influential people, helping me learn the impact that networking can have on one’s career path. In our program, CBIZ Women’s Advantage, a main focus is teaching women professionals the keys to properly network.

August 2, 2012
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has recently been released and the findings show a slight drop in employment for small businesses. The July SBEI decreased by 1.57 percent, following an increase of 1.38 percent in small business hiring in June.

July 26, 2012
Choosing the right business entity for a successful new business -- or even an existing one -- isn’t too prevalent on many business owners’ minds. However, selecting the right structure is important for many reasons.For starters, the business structure you select can have a big impact on your business strategies, growth objectives, mergers or acquisitions, sales, tax planning, and employee incentives.

July 18, 2012
My colleague, Polly Thomas, Director of On-Site Clinic Services at CBIZ, Inc., was recently quoted in an article about workplace clinics gaining favor among employers. In the piece, Polly offered, “We’re at a tipping point, I believe, of a lot of employers going this way.

July 12, 2012
Like many of you, I closely follow the frequent news from the tech world. Maybe it’s a byproduct of working out of San Diego, but I’m constantly watching the competition that brews in Silicon Valley and how companies respond to one another.Take Microsoft, for example.

July 5, 2012
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) was just released and the findings show solid growth in employment for small businesses. The June SBEI increased by 1.38 percent, following an increase of 1.34 percent in small business hiring in May. The positive number represents three consecutive months of positive employment growth in the small business sector.

June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision returns the debate over health care to Congress, and it is sure to be a hotly debated topic in this election year. In summary, what the Supreme Court has ruled is that the law has remained in full force and effect with the limited narrowing of the Medicaid provision.

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