By Cookie Lewis, M.S.L.S. Information derived from research can be a key factor in the success or failure of your business, whether you’re involved in a trial or legal matter, hiring people, conducting competitor intelligence, or performing due diligence for a merger, acquisition or business transaction. With mega-data available for free on the Internet, some…
Holiday season hiring can be problematic for the retail and distribution sectors for many reasons, including the compressed timeframe of the hiring window and the elevated numbers of workers needed. These issues can cause a screening and hiring logjam for in-house hiring departments. Outsourcing the hiring of temporary workers to third-party agencies is one solution…
By Angelia Hopson If someone asked you why safety training is important, how would you respond? You may know it's important to keep safety in mind at work, but could you make a case for workplace safety training? Here are some things to consider: Safety training saves more money, in the long run, than it…
By Patricia A. Kotze When Johnny and his team started their business 10 years ago, they literally did everything on their own, from A-2-Z. And from A-2-Z they learned, along the way, that they probably, no, they should have, hired an attorney, a finance specialist, and several consultants who would have assisted with marketing, branding,…
By Kent Perkins Dorothy said it best in The Wizard of Oz: “There’s no place like home.” But when home becomes a dangerous place, instead of a safe-haven, where does one turn? Abusers and stalkers often feel the need to control their victims’ lives, and find ways to make their frightening presence known wherever their victims…
By Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad We strive to educate our clients and aid employers in ensuring legally-compliant screening. As such, the proliferation of “social media background checks” and the continuous dissemination of false information about their “endorsement” by the FCRA leave us with no option but to provide our take on this new trend. Over…
How might you answer the following question – On your balance sheet, what typically represents at least 20% of your company’s assets? If you answered “your inventory”, you’re spot on.
Inventory as a percentage of your balance sheet can reach as high as 60%. So as the owner/ manager of your manufacturing company, where better to focus your operational energies than on management of your inventory?
Imagine the benefits.
Violence in the workplace represents a real threat to employees across the U.S. Recently, a man walked into a FedEx shipping facility in Bedford Park, Illinois and fired his gun several times before killing himself.
The gunman, Ben Robinson, was a former FedEx employee. His wife is a current FedEx employee at the Bedford Park facility and was apparently the target of his rage.
The rising cost of workplace substance abuse may seem unfair to most employers, but ignoring the problem will cost you a lot more when it has a negative impact on employee safety, health, productivity, morale, security and well-being.
Move over cocaine, marijuana, beer, methamphetamines and prescription drugs – salvia divinorum, bath salts, DXM and K2/”Spice” are here and available at your local pharmacy, grocery store and on the web!
In the Private Investigation field, there are a lot of unique business challenges. There are odd hours, strange requests and plenty of healthy competition with other firms. Rarely do clients sound happy to speak to you, as they are usually dealing with a difficult situation; often it’s an emergency and they need immediate help. Usually they need help yesterday. It’s in these moments, when they most need a helping hand that they are most exposed to unethical consultants.
When a large corporate scandal began to unravel, many professionals in the private investigation field have come to wonder why a proper internal investigation into the phone hacking was never conducted.
Had News Corp. done so, they could have potentially avoided public embarrassment and the damage the phone hacking scandal has caused to their brand and reputation.
Employee complaints must be investigated, and some can’t be ignored, according to the law, such as sexual harassment complaints.
No statutes dictate exactly how an employer should conduct an investigation, but unless it’s properly documented and comes to a successful conclusion, you might as well expect a lawsuit.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Cal. Gov’t Code §§12900–12996) requires employers to take “immediate and appropriate corrective action” in a timely manner when faced with an employee harassment complaint.