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January 2018

01/30/18

New European data privacy rules apply to local businesses

Many area businesses have European residents among their customers. If you do, you probably have data about those customers on your computer systems. New European Union (EU) regulations about the security and privacy of that data are relevant to you.

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01/25/18

Information security: Fundamentals first, then improve on the basics

“What can be done to improve security?” is among the most common questions I hear in conversations with corporate executives and information technology managers.

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01/18/18

Signs point to more employer-friendly bent to NLRB

Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found numerous and regular faults with employer policies. But a recent memorandum from the office of Peter B. Robb, the board’s new general counsel, may signal that the NLRB’s eight-year, pro-employee trend will soon decelerate.

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01/18/18

What President Trump must do

President Trump and Congress must end the pharmaceutical robbing of America.

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01/15/18

If you’re a manager, most employees say they don’t need you

According to a recent survey, 80% of employees believe they could do their jobs without a manager — and they’re probably correct.

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01/11/18

6 reasons to add environmental graphics to your office

If your office is still grey walls and cubicles, here are six reasons you should consider adding some environmental graphics to your company’s workspaces.

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01/11/18

Useful tax reform tips

The holidays have come and gone, and those of us in the tax arena have spent as much time digesting the new tax law as we have our tasty leftovers.

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01/09/18

Adapting to employees with special needs

In 2012, the company I work for was sold. We became a wholly owned subsidiary of a much larger organization, an organization with a mission to provide employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired (BVI).

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01/04/18

How Wisconsin government and politics have changed — and what to do about it

As I retire after almost 25 years as president of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, I can’t help but reflect on how Wisconsin government and politics have changed over the decades.

Posted at 12:29 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

01/03/18

The crisis of sexual misconduct

The impact of sexual misconduct at the executive leadership level is not just in the lives of subordinates who have been so shockingly harmed, but that such allegations can profoundly affect the value of the brand.

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01/03/18

5 ways your company can avoid costly OSHA citations

A workplace inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may not be avoidable, but your company can avoid costly OSHA citations.

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01/02/18

4 big bad sales myths of 2018

In sales, we sometimes constrain ourselves with limiting beliefs, or myths, and the New Year is the perfect time to debunk these falsities and rethink how you are going to approach sales in 2018.

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