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1 Aug, 2017

Preparing for Hurricanes, Your Worst Business Nightmare

By |Aug 1, 2017|Business Advice|0 Comments

Is your small- to medium-sized business prepared to survive the physical and financial devastation of a natural disaster? Hurricanes impact Texas Gulf Coast businesses of all sizes, but smaller businesses can be the most severely impacted for a number of reasons.

22 Apr, 2017

The Art of Listening in Business and Elsewhere

By |Apr 22, 2017|Business Advice|0 Comments

How much do you hear when you are in listening mode?
The importance of communication for businesses with clients, with colleagues, with employees, and just between individuals, has been well documented in surveys, studies and various professional articles.

Recently, the Houston Business Journal (the Journal) published an article by Paige Donnell titled, “Why Employee Communications Matter […]

6 Apr, 2017

Little Amendments Bring Big Good Changes for Employers

By |Apr 6, 2017|HR|0 Comments

With the simple addition of a few sentences and the stroke of a pen, the NM legislature has made an amendment to the Workers Compensation, in Senate Bill 155 that clarifies workers’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace injuries and disability.

This is for you, my New Mexico Colleagues—if you employ 3 or […]

17 Feb, 2017

Resiliency During Tough Times

By |Feb 17, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frequently I receive a newsletter that catches my eye, I read it, learn and move on.  Yesterdays I received HRE-Online the leading article HR Leadership by Susan R Meisinger.  A ‘Super’ Lesson on Resiliency

Several of my colleagues, as well as myself, have or are experiencing some tough times and Susan’s message resonated with me.  […]

10 Feb, 2017

Draker Cody is Expanding!

By |Feb 10, 2017|News|1 Comment

Just released!

February 9, 2017

Better business? A business management consulting firm has expanded its services to League City. Draker Cody Inc., more commonly known as DCI, has expanded its services to Texas with a new office in League City. DCI, founded in 1997, specializes in helping businesses improve management processes, human resources and develop best practices to […]

23 Jan, 2017

The Joys of Job Descriptions

By |Jan 23, 2017|HR|0 Comments

According to D. Albert Brannen, managing law partner for Fisher & Phillips, the process of crafting job descriptions is much more than a nuisance chore. In fact, the right job description can not only invite you to think about the structure and needs of your own organization, it can also prevent practical and legal […]

23 Jan, 2017

Keeping on the Safe Side of the New I-9

By |Jan 23, 2017|HR|0 Comments

The standard I-9 form, which defines a prospective employee’s citizenship status and is a required part of any employee hiring process, will be undergoing a change on Jan 22, 2017. The new version of the form (marked 11/14/2016) will completely replace the old form (marked 03/08/13), and the old form will no longer be […]

29 Nov, 2016

Overtime Rule in Timeout: What to Do Now?

By |Nov 29, 2016|HR|0 Comments

A lot of companies are (quite sensibly) concerned about the Department of Labor’s change to the federal overtime rule, which would have changed the Fair Labor Standards Act on December 1. The overtime rule has been temporarily blocked, but what do you need to know?

Right now, salaried employees who make more than $23,660 annually […]

3 Aug, 2016

Employee Management & the True Costs of a Bad Boss

By |Aug 3, 2016|Analysis, HR|0 Comments

Employee management! One of the worse things that can happen to you as a business owner who needs employees to function properly is a high attrition rate. The last thing you want do is train new employees. It’s tempting, in that instance to blame the workforce “those millennials!”, but you might want to turn […]

27 Jul, 2016

Getting More out of Your Business – A Radio Interview

By |Jul 27, 2016|Analysis, Process Management|0 Comments

Thank you Bob Daniels and David Sahd for asking us to speak on Let’s Talk New Mexico.