April Showers Bring May Dress Code Problems
Avoiding HR Nightmares on Halloween
As temperatures rise outside, many small business owners or office managers will be presented with an annual HR challenge – addressing situations where employees are not dressed appropriately for work. For many, the arrival of Spring signals wardrobe adjustments that may or may not be in line with how that person’s employers want the company’s image to be represented.
To minimize the amount of time spent addressing this issue, an owner or manager should first
Say Goodbye To My Little Friend: The Case Against Removable Storage
We are quickly approaching the end of October, which means that many organizations will soon be confronted with whether, and how, to let employees celebrate Halloween. Handling this holiday adequately within your organization can prevent your place of business from becoming a house of horrors.
Why Every Company Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan
IBM made news recently by joining the growing number of businesses which have moved toward prohibiting employee use of removable storage devices such as USB drives or sticks, SD or micro SD cards, and any type of portable hard drive.
These tools were popular only a few years ago - you've likely received one at some point as a branded giveaway - and for good reason; they are easy to use and transport. These same factors, however, are increasingly being seen as flaws by businesses concerned about the prospect of data loss.
Most business owners are savvy enough to recognize the important of having business insurance. The typical policy provides a level of protection to the owners in the event of some type of unforeseen event, such as a fire, tornado, loss of habitability of office space, flood, or other calamity. What many business owners fail to consider is how to maintain production and/or service levels for clients after the unexpected event, but before things are back to normal for the organization.