The 4 most common business fraud schemes
Patricia L. Harman, PropertyCasualty360.com
Employee theft costs businesses an estimated hundreds of billions of dollars each year and a report from The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has some insights on the four most common crime schemes impacting business owners and recommendations on how to prevent them from occurring.
Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident
Hilary Tuttle, Risk Management
Businesses universally could do better at preparing for active shooter situations, according to Lance Ewing, industry practice group leader for hospitality, leisure and real estate at AIG. Every industry could be impacted by such crises, but those open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year are at greater risk and should ensure there are increased training provisions to match. Smaller businesses are also farther behind in preparing because many struggle to justify the expense of more elaborate efforts for a relatively unlikely threat.
- Things to Do in an “Active Shooter” Situation at Work – Mike Haberman, SHRM blog
- 10 Critical Protocols for Enhanced School Terrorism Preparedness – Michael Dorn, Campus Safety Magazine
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Though most companies today are laser-focused on the onboarding process, many overlook the importance of offboarding. In fact, Aberdeen research finds that only 29 percent of organizations have an offboarding program in place.
In many ways, offboarding — the strategic process for transitioning employees out of the workplace — is equally important to a company’s success as onboarding.
Why? Departing employees have power.
3 reasons your best employees quit
Andre Lavoid, Ragan.com
Your employees say they like their jobs and co-workers, and they believe your organization pays them fairly. Why are they still jumping ship? Consider these potential reasons.
How an Atlanta Company Used ‘Sherpas’ to Facilitate Onboarding
Beth Miller, Entrepreneur
The CEO knew that she had to find a method to onboard new employees more quickly or risk losing them. So, she decided to create and institute LAN Systems’ Sherpa Program.
The program was designed to help new employees settle in; adjust to their new workplace and culture; and make them feel part of the team sooner. Ultimately, it was hoped, they could then become fully productive team members more quickly than they had in the past.
What to do with your hands when speaking in public
Jena McGregor and Shelly Tan, The Washington Post
This helpful guide is illustrated with animated gifs
The problem for most people, of course, is figuring out how to use the right gestures that reinforce their verbal message—all while anxiously trying to remember what to say. So what’s effective and what’s distracting? On Leadership checked in with five speech coaches and body language experts to better understand the right and wrong ways to use your hands when you’re speaking in front of a crowd.
Related: Preparing for an on-line (Webinar, Skype, Google Chat) presentation? Here are 10 things to remember – Maria Danaher, Employment Law Matters
The Generational Cliff
Terry L. Mathis, EHS Today
The problems will not come from reducing average employee age, but from dramatic reductions in employee experience. In industries with significant workplace dangers, this lack of experience often will result in increased accident frequency or severity. The new workers will find themselves in unfamiliar situations and will not have more experienced associates to consult. Decisions made from limited knowledge also can compromise the integrity of the workplace and increase risks for other employees who work there. Processes and procedures can become less strictly observed as inexperienced workers struggle to master all the aspects of their jobs.
Obesity is still a growing problem for American adults, CDC says
Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 37.7% of U.S. adults were obese as of 2014. That’s up from 34.9% two years earlier.
From 2011 through 2014, an estimated 36.5% of Americans ages 20 and older had a body mass index of at least 30, putting them over the threshold for obesity. The prevalence was higher for women (38.3%) than for men (34.3%), the CDC data show.
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