Payroll check fraud is discovered at a home construction firm in a sleepy Georgia town. A solutions staffing company in North Carolina is victimized by a similar scheme.A South Carolina concrete company learns of check fraud when a bank becomes suspicious after nearly 100 men attempt to cash...
Editor's Note: The ninth of our ten part series called "Technology Traps and Mishaps" by Fred Ode, CEO, chairman and founder of Foundation Software. To read part eight of the series, click here. To read part ten of the series, click here. A great philosopher (comedian and actress Lily Tomlin)...
Standardizing your company software and hardware . . . is it something you've even thought about?Maybe you should, because standardization includes a number of benefits that would ultimately make your business more productive, maximize employee work time, and save you money year-after-year. When...
It's true for just about every industry in existence: to remain competitive, indeed, to survive, you must stay knowledgeable about emerging technologies.You must be willing to embrace them for no other reason than because you can never be sure if the other guy will gain an advantage over you by...
Is your company's environmental performance on the job a legal liability?If an employee unexpectedly resigned, would a lot of undocumented "institutional" knowledge go with them?Are you looking for ways to improve your company's performance and stand out as an environmental leader?If you answered "...
Editor's Note: This is the second article in a series provided by HR Department Unlimited, a human resource and training consulting firm.It's no secret to business owners that the cost of providing health insurance benefits has risen to the point where it is now not only the most expensive benefit...
Editor's Note:  This is the third in our 2007 series of The Business Owner Toolbox written by our regular columnist, George Hedley.  Each article is written to provide you with practical, immediately applicable business management tools to assist you on your path to building a successful...
Anyone in the construction industry that is directly involved with recruitment or hiring knows just how difficult it can be to get the right amount of help, or even to find the right candidates from the pool of potentials.There is always some risk involved, since any company that hires the wrong...
In today's business environment, every business owner, large or small, knows that one of the fastest growing items in the operating budget is the cost of commercial insurance.As a construction business owner, time and money are a vital concern to your daily business life. Your knowledge about...
Can your company afford to lose 5 percent of its revenues?  Can it afford to lose $500,000?The 2006 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) "Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud & Abuse" reports that the average company loses 5 percent of its revenues to occupational fraud....
Corporate compliance is not a new concept to the construction industry.  For years, construction companies have been governed by state and federal statues and regulations, and by judicial enforcement, such as environmental laws, OSHA and requirements for workplace safety.Now, however,...