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9 tips to create a healthier workplace

An increasing number of employers are offering wellness programs for their employees. A Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust survey found 81 percent of large employers (200+ workers) and 49 percent of small employers offer programs to help employees stop smoking, lose weight or make other lifestyle changes. Even if you don't have the budget for a formal wellness program, there are steps you can take to nudge workers toward a healthier lifestyle. These nine ideas can help. Read More >

Protect your business from cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on businesses are increasing and, although it’s the data breaches at corporate giants like Target and Home Depot that make the news, small and medium-size organizations are more frequent victims. Read More >

7 tips for renegotiating with vendors

When negotiating or renegotiating supplier contracts, the Golden Rule still applies: Treat others as you would like to be treated. In other words, don’t become known as the business that regularly pounds its suppliers on price. Read More >

Debunking ESOP fables: the facts about employee stock ownership plans

Once upon a time, in the early 20th century, the leaders of growing national businesses like Procter & Gamble, Sears Roebuck, J.C. Penney, Pillsbury and many others realized that rewarding employees with stock ownership helped increase employee motivation and productivity. And thus employee stock ownership – a precursor to today’s modern employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) – was born. Read More >

Manage the risks of your corporate credit card programs

Issuing corporate credit cards to your employees can be a boon to your business, helping save employees’ time and helping keep corporate expenses in check. But there’s always a chance your employees will use these cards to make unauthorized charges. What’s more, if you don’t detect inappropriate or fraudulent card use soon enough, your business could be liable for those charges. Read More >

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