Quantcast
Home / Commentary (page 82) /

Commentary

Tenants-in-common must beware of predatory wolves

Imagine being a tenant-in-common – or TIC – owner and a consultant promises to “save your property.” Before you know it, that consultant owns 90 percent of your property. So what just happened? You’ve been hit by one of the ...

Read More »

Medical information requests can be tricky

Imagine receiving a job application from an individual who appears highly qualified for the position you seek to fill. You eagerly invite the person to interview, but you are slightly surprised when he arrives because he uses a wheelchair and ...

Read More »

Tips on choosing health insurance for employees

If you have full-time employees, you’ve probably faced the question: Which health plan should I offer? Navigating the ins and outs of choosing a health plan can seem time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Simplify the ...

Read More »

The power of a good question

An employee walks into your office with a problem. He outlines the challenges and obstacles he is facing on his project and asks for your advice. If you are like most managers, your first impulse is to offer a solution. ...

Read More »

Cyber security: ugly gorillas and the fiduciary board

The frequency of cyber breaches, the reputational and financial effects of breaches, and their prevalence have become manifest. As I write this column, the front page of the Wall Street Journal is dominated by a mock FBI poster: “Wanted: Conspiring ...

Read More »

Managing risk efficiently with a multi-state workforce

National Drug has retail outlets on every street corner in every state. The company employs approximately 30,000 managers and hourly workers and faces a myriad of compliance issues on a daily basis. ABC Manufacturing has a corporate office in Illinois ...

Read More »

Talking Tax: Starting a new business

Q: My husband and I are starting up a new home inspection business. What are the most important tax aspects we need to be aware of? I have been reading up on SE taxes, etc, but I am just not ...

Read More »

The psychology of mediation

“Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When I ...

Read More »

The 5 most common cyber security mistakes

Recent headlines confirm that cyber attacks are growing in scale and incidents are on the rise. Organizations are increasingly vulnerable as a result of technological advances and a changing workplace, including remote access, big data, cloud computing, social media and ...

Read More »

When it comes to summer dress codes, think win-win

HR professionals are spending more time on strategic initiatives and less on transactional processes. But business managers still rely on HR to assist them with practical, daily issues like establishing summer dress policies that work for both employees and the ...

Read More »