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Protect Your Mobile from Hackers

If you are like most of us, you probably have a password, antivirus program, and a firewall for your home computer to protect it from hackers. Are you doing the same thing for your phone?

From 2015 to 2016 malware infections on smartphones swelled by 96%, and about 71% of the smartphones out there do not have any software at all to protect them. What does that mean for you? It means the odds are against you when it comes to getting your phone hacked. Luckily, there…


Added by Robert Siciliano on July 19, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Understanding the relationship between statistics and compensation

Isn’t pay essentially about statistics, since pay programs are designed and administered around math, which is central to pay, right from the structure to the analysis of data?

Statistics has a vital role to play in compensation. Statistics professionals and practitioners have to possess the nous needed…


Added by TrainHR on July 19, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Influence should bring about cooperation and collaboration

Influence is one of the biggest factors in both our personal as well as professional lives. It is but natural that we get influenced in one or another, direct or indirect manner. The members of the family we grow up in and the people in the neighborhood or the school are some of the sources that…


Added by TrainHR on July 18, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Make sure your garden is intriguing

I am a bit of a gardener. More because I like the physical work than the “creations” that result. Which means all my talk of VEGetables and hard-smart work of late is right up my alley (check out my recent blogs here). …


Added by Bryan Whitefield on July 18, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Incorporating enterprise risk management into strategy

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is an approach prescribed to manage and balance organizations’ risk with their objectives. It looks to provide a strategic overview of an institution and their risks. Since the global financial crisis, institutions were criticized for their apparent siloed approach to risk management, failures to bring each area together for a holistic overview of risk to manage within its risk appetite. ERM provides a central risk function to improve an institutions…


Added by Shannon Mason on July 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The art of carrying out critical conversations

College courses or MBA seldom teach us is how to conduct and manage difficult conversations. Managing these difficult conversations is all the more important in an economy that is becoming highly competitive and is consistently keeps pushing the workforce to higher levels of performance. This…


Added by TrainHR on July 17, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments

A Different Perspective on Culture Change - Part 1

I can already sense what you’re thinking! The last thing we need is another article on cultural or organisational change! Please, give us a break! Certainly I know all too well the number of consulting organisations out there like Senn-Delaney and all the other ‘big’ and ‘small players’ as well as independent consultants who believe they have the unique edge or insight into this issue.  I have a good friend and colleague, John Childress who is head of Principia Group in London who just…


Added by Dr. Ted Marra on July 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Charles David Dreher on July 14, 2017 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Exempt vs. non-exempt as defined by the FLSA

The US federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been enacted for establishing the following:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime pay eligibility
  • Recordkeeping
  • Child labor standards.

It covers both full-time and part-time workers who work in federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector. The FLSA brings under its ambit all the kinds of employees that it…


Added by TrainHR on July 14, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Making Onboarding Successful and Effective

The onboarding process is the really important step for an employee, because this is the phase in which she get acclimatized to the new organization in which she has taken up employment. It is also a very important step for the employer, as it is the process through which it gets to know the new…


Added by TrainHR on July 13, 2017 at 1:33pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Prevent Getting Locked Out of Your Home

Be honest. Do you have a key to your house under your doormat or a flowerpot? If you do, you might as well put a sign out that says “Come rob me.” This isn’t to say you shouldn’t have a key somewhere, though. After all, you might need it one of these days. However, there are better places to hide your house key:

  • In a Lockbox – A key lockbox is a good idea. These have a combination that you will need to get into it, but, of course, you have to…

Added by Robert Siciliano on July 12, 2017 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Overcoming the wasteful nature of meetings

The national statistics council estimates that in the US corporate world, a whopping eleven million meetings are held in a year. Between a third and two fifths of the employees spend their time in meetings. Executives attend two meetings a day on average.

Does all this indicate that meetings are productive? Absolutely not. Quite the opposite is true. There is perhaps no exercise in a corporate setup that is as frequent and prevalent as meetings, and there is simply no…


Added by TrainHR on July 12, 2017 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Healthcare Breach and $400,000 Penalty Result From Poor Risk Assessments

Breaches are preventable failures in risk management. A healthcare breach at Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), a federally approved organization, led to a $400,000 penalty…


Added by Steven Minsky on July 11, 2017 at 5:35pm — No Comments

The Three Important keys To Developing Team Leadership

A team is defined as a collection of a small number of individuals who are tasked with carrying out a defined, accountable objective during a specific period of time. They are usually people of complementary or matching skills and aptitudes and work together to achieve a common goal and purpose. Teams usually…


Added by TrainHR on July 11, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Take off the blindfold

Last week I promised more on hard-smart work, the way to defeating our personal biases that create our blind spots. So…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on July 11, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Vacation time is not the time to relax cyber security

I realize that many of you are enjoying the summer (at least in the northern hemisphere) and relaxing as you contemplate a vacation, this invariably will include your cyber security watchfulness. Unfortunately the cyber predators realize this and have learned to ramp up their activity during your relaxation. The graph below demonstrates how the pattern shifted from 2015 to 2016. It is too early to tell if this will reoccur this year but initial data seems to suggest that the ramp up is…


Added by Douglas Nagan on July 10, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Saving time and costs on hiring and remaining compliant

Onboarding is a critical component of hiring, but considering the importance of the hire and this process, and considering the numerous steps that go into onboarding; it is usually a long drawn process. It can sometimes take…


Added by TrainHR on July 10, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Making new managers productive quickly

When an organization hires new managers, it has a lot of expectations from them. Considering the potential they have, they are seen as future leaders of the organization. They are expected to take on a number of roles. They take on a lot of responsibilities, which is why it is a given that they could take some time to get their eye in into the job. Getting accustomed to the new environment, the reportees, the new work and sometimes new business, and very importantly, the new organizational…


Added by TrainHR on July 7, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The differences between IFRS 9 and CECL to leverage infrastructure

The Center for Financial Professionals interviewed Jimmy Yang, MD, Credit and Operational Risk Analysis at BMO Financial Group to address the best ways financial institutions can leverage IFRS 9 methds when working towards CECL implementation.

Jimmy, can you tell us about yourself and your professional experiences?

I have been in the banking quantitative risk management business for close to 20 years now. I…


Added by Olympia Nolan on July 6, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Behaviors that make great leaders

What makes a person a leader? What makes that leader successful? Contrary to what most believe; leadership is not something of a gift from heaven that a chosen few are endowed with. It is something that can be acquired…


Added by TrainHR on July 6, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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