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When employees make threats: A cautionary tale

Will your company’s workplace violence policy protect your company from a lawsuit in the case of a worst-case scenario? And assuming your policy is sound, do managers and HR follow the policy if an employee threatens a co-worker? Consider this case: Two co-workers (we’ll call them Joe and Bill) at an Illinois company had difficulty […]

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Just harmless complaining? Don’t you believe it

There’s nothing wrong with employees griping about some work-related issue from time to time. It’s human nature for workers to complain. But when a staffer becomes a chronic complainer, he or she can easily affect the morale of other workers – and wear on your patience. Some studies suggest that influential people who have positive […]

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Using Accounts Receivable to Predict Churn

For subscription-based businesses, customer retention is critical. Having a product that keeps customers loyal can solidify your place in the market and keep revenue growing. Conversely, a high churn rate (a significant percentage of customers who discontinue service during a given time period) can kill your business. Unfortunately, churn rate is a lagging indicator – […]

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What are business students’ top employers to work for?

There’s a whole new generation of future employees coming who are looking for a promising career – and a good company to work for. Every year, Universum surveys post-graduate and grad students about how they “rank” prospective employers. Students from all over the world are surveyed – and the lists can change dramatically from year […]

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Obamcare reporting paperwork coming down the pike

Be prepared for a mandatory reporting requirement under the Affordable Care Act: Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. The good news: Let your Payroll or Accounting staffers know they have plenty of time before the form’s first filing due date. The feds don’t require employers’ first forms until Jan. 31, 2016. But since […]

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Managing Your Cash Burn Rate

Most young companies are resigned to living with negative cash flow until they have the infrastructure, customer base, and product in place to grow sales and turn a profit. The investors that fund this unprofitable period, though, aren’t as content to sit and wait until they can theoretically recoup their investments. Before they decide whether […]

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Overcoming The Challenges of Vendor Invoice Processing

The purpose of this white paper is to explore the specific challenges faced by companies using manual processing methods while shedding light on the key features and proven benefits of automation. Like many organizations seeking ways to improve AP, you may discover that integrating an automation solution within your ERP can not only streamline every […]

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Football Blackboard Strategy

Ready for some (fantasy) football? Two key steps to keep productivity up

Are you ready for some football? How about the bite the sport will take out of your bottom line?   More specifically, we’re referring to the pastime associated with the sport: fantasy football. It’s estimated employers will lose $13.4 billion due to lost productivity over the upcoming 15-week season. That’s according to Challenger, Gray & […]

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