July 2017 Blog Posts (47)

Managing Workflows Requires Quite an Ability

Managing workflows is a serious talent. Managers and many other employees are required to handle umpteen tasks, all of which need to be completed at more or less the same time. When tasks are scheduleding tightly, most of the…


Added by TrainHR on July 31, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Black Hat 2017 was an Amazing Event

In July, more than 15,000 security pros, hackers, hobbyists, and researchers met in Las Vegas for the Black Hat Conference 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This was the 20th year that the security conference was held, and both black and white hat hackers joined together to discuss security.

For two decades, Black Hat has gained a reputation for demonstrations of some of the most cutting-edge research in information security as well as development and…


Added by Robert Siciliano on July 29, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Blackhat Hackers Love Office Printers

The term, or in this case the word “blackhat” in tech generally refers to a criminal hacker. The opposite of black is white and a “whitehat” is a security professional. These terms originate from the “spaghetti western” movies when the bad guy cowboy wore a black hat and the law wore white hats. Fun huh?! Blackhat is also the name of the largest conference on the planet for information security. The conference itself is 20 years old and as Alex Stamos who is the CSO for Facebook and also…


Added by Robert Siciliano on July 28, 2017 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Meetings Have to be Effective if They Have to Serve Their Purpose

Meetings, meetings and meetings. Many organizations seem to have unlimited numbers of meetings all day, to such an effect that meetings have more often than not become the butt of office ridicule. Many jokes about the total waste of time that meetings do the rounds. Sample a…


Added by TrainHR on July 28, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Onboarding New Hires is a Skill

Onboarding starts with the induction of the new hires. It includes their acclimatization with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the business, the organizational culture,…


Added by TrainHR on July 27, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

What’s the Secret to Great Networking? Become the Missing Link!

Networking can be intimidating even to the most seasoned business people. It’s especially daunting when you don’t know anyone at the beginning of your career, or you’re starting out in a new industry (or country!) completely from scratch. But in today’s competitive business environment, the best…


Added by Charles David Dreher on July 27, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Kmart Cyber Breach: Another Failure in Risk Management

Kmart recently suffered another cyber breach (the second in the past few years) that echoes events affecting companies including Wendy’s and Target. In this case, a…


Added by Steven Minsky on July 26, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments

ISPs invading Subscriber's Privacy

It’s hard to keep track of the news of politics these days, and even if you can, how do you know it’s even real? The political landscape has greatly changed since January, and there have been a lot of laws passed that will affect us all, including the repeal of a law that protected your privacy on the internet. Basically, with this repeal, your internet service provider, or ISP, can sell your browsing history to…


Added by Robert Siciliano on July 26, 2017 at 4:39pm — No Comments

An Explanation of the D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment

A 100-employee business spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week on just clarifying communications. In the process, it ends up losing over half a million dollars annually on this exercise. The reason: Lack of effective communication. This is at the heart of the problems that most organizations face. About 70% of small to mid-size businesses admit that communication is their primary problem.   

The cost…


Added by TrainHR on July 26, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Guarding Against Corporate Scamming

Getting emails announcing that you have been selected as a winner of an online lottery from a distinguished company and will be winning millions of dollars is an almost quotidian occurrence. While the fact that people do send out such mails in this age is surprising; what is even more surprising is that many…


Added by TrainHR on July 25, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Enjoy the ride

What does a reserve bench do for a team in sport? It provides the coach with options, real options, depending on how the game plays out. If a player is injured, a reserve bench provides the coach with a range of players to choose from and that is why the bench is often frequented by great all-round performers,…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on July 25, 2017 at 3:53am — No Comments

Understanding the Importance of Drafting the Employee Handbook Rightly

Employee handbooks are a great way for organizations to state their policies vis-à-vis employee behavior. On the one hand, they are a simple and reliable guide to letting employees and other people connected to the organization in one or another way about many aspects of the organization’s culture.…


Added by TrainHR on July 24, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

A Different Perspective on Culture Change - Part II

For those readers of Part I and possibly some new readers as well, I hope that this article continues to add value and provide a different perspective – one through the eyes of a frontline employee.

I believe it is worth noting some…


Added by Dr. Ted Marra on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Mega-Trends in the Investment Management Business

This article is contributed by William G Ferrell, CIO of Ferrell Capital Management and the author of a new course on Global Risk Academy - "From Asset Allocation To Risk Allocation"

There is a lot to cheer about…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on July 21, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with Resident and Non Resident Alien Payroll

Dealing with the Resident and Non Resident Alien Payroll is a different ball game compared to other usual payrolls. When it comes to the payroll, the laws that apply when making payments to an alien are different from those pertaining to a non-alien. Further, there is a difference in the application of laws for resident alien and nonresident aliens.

An alien is one who, under the immigration laws, is…


Added by TrainHR on July 21, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Learn how our Directors and Serial Entrepreneurs are leveraging NBN and Friction Free Capitalism

Friction Free Capitalism

First coined in 1995 by Bill Gates, Friction Free Capitalism is, simply, the “enhanced efficiency of markets due to the ‘coming’ Internet revolution”.


Learn how our Directors and Serial Entrepreneurs are leveraging NBN and Friction Free Capitalism visit: …


Added by Charles David Dreher on July 20, 2017 at 10:24pm — No Comments

What You Should Do to Detect & Respond to Ransomware

I created these steps, collected from various sources and personal experience, to provide you with guidance on what you should be doing to prevent, detect and respond to ransomware and other malicious software attacks. Hope you find it useful. If you would like more information I suggest you take our course on managing cyber exposures at the Global Risk Academy…


Added by Douglas Nagan on July 20, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

Have you ever investigated the characteristics and practices of high-performing organizations?

Have you attempted to understand why some teams perform so well, when others just struggle along?

Are there any strategies that you could apply within your own projects or with your teams to improve the outcomes of your everyday work?

This free webinar-style short-course explores the fundamental practices that…


Added by Karen Chovan on July 20, 2017 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Optimizing Time Using the “Beforehand” Technique

As professionals, we seem to be hard-pressed for time always. We seem to be running from one task to another and seem to be racing against time during most of our activities. Though this situation seems to be the case with most people around the world, some people have the talent of managing time better.

What makes them different? How do they leverage time better, when we all have the same 24 hours in a day? Is there a way to manage time more efficiently? Is it a skill that is…


Added by TrainHR on July 20, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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

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