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September 12, 2012
With the completion of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the approaching presidential debates, many Americans will soon be deciding which candidate will get their vote in November. Our firm is engaged to help organizations hire top leaders; therefore, when I look at the 2012 presidential election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, I compare it to the job interview process of hiring a CEO.
September 6, 2012
Our August Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show an improvement in employment for small businesses. The August SBEI increased by 1.15 percent, following a decrease of 1.57 percent in small business hiring in July.
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.