A good HR professional is here to help you, not hinder you. We do not want to make your life difficult, but we want to see the business succeed and help you avoid the landmines that are out there by virtue of being an employer.
You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.
USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.
The first step employers should take is to determine what should be protected. Next, refine policies to include those specifics, such as client names and contact information, sources for supplies, proprietary processes or formulas.
Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.
Entrepreneurs are constantly bungee-jumping their way through life. Some bounce back. But others lose everything when that cord snaps. Yes, some risk-taking makes fortunes. But you need to manage that risk, especially once you've made a bundle.
The trading risks of HFT may decimate the HFT operation and at the same time greatly affect other market participants. Particularly, in selected markets, unchecked HFT may quickly incur considerable losses, well in excess of any tolerable limits.
The practice of risk management -- perhaps business management as a whole -- is too dependent on that which is quantifiable. Culture should not be delegated to the status of an amorphous add-on. It is front and center to the challenge of risk resilience.
I believe the trend to disconnect ourselves from human consequences while focusing on numbers only is as potentially destructive to the future of businesses that depend on customer relationships as it has been to the political process
I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.