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Are Your Employees Happy? 5 Ways to Tell and 5 Ways to Improve

Does having satisfied employees matter? This is a question that a lot of organizations face. According to a recent study conducted by Dale Carnegie and MSW, it does. “Each year employers lose $11 billion dollars annually due to employee turnover.” Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 27, 2016

Calculate a Monthly Payment in 6 Steps with Excel’s PMT Function

One of the most useful tools in Excel is the PMT function. Using this simple function, you can calculate a monthly payment in a few simple steps. All you need to know is the principal payment, the interest rate, and the term of the loan. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 20, 2016

What is Penetration Testing? Explanations for Non IT People

The main goal of penetration testing is to protect your business by making sure your data is safe. Penetration testers take on the role of a cyber attacker and look for system vulnerabilities. These testers will purposely try to gain access to the computer’s features and data. Using these findings, organizations can discover where their business risk is greatest. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 13, 2016

3 Ways to Build Trust after an Organization Change

Sometimes when your organization makes a change it will cause fear, especially if employees are faced with questions and unknowns. A feeling of distrust may also occur. To reduce fears and possible distrust, leaders need to devote time towards building trust among their employees. Here are three ways to help. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How Secure is Your Password?

Which one of these two passwords is more secure?  

  • B@s3ba!!
  • ilikecatsandfishing
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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations in 2015

According to OSHA, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2015. On average, that is 90 fatalities a week and almost 13 deaths every day.  The four most common reasons for worker fatalities were falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, and being caught-in or between equipment. Read More >

Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Best Business Practices for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Most organizations are using a variety of social media channels to communicate with their customers. The problem is that users on each channel interact and view content differently. To get the best results, you need to avoid copying and pasting the same status to different social media sites.  Here are some best practices for presenting data on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, May 02, 2016