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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Asset Management Plan/Program
Simply put, asset management is managing an asset in an optimal manner from the decision to acquire, through the life of the asset, to final disposal. Operating
costs, risks, expected performance, and maintenance over the life of the asset are integral to management of the asset. Asset management has been around for 25-30 […]
Want to design a business strategy that will move your business forward, help distinguish you from your competition, and help you compete more effectively in your market place. A SWOT analysis may be the tool you need! DrakerCody, Inc. can help!
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
SWOT analysis came into vogue from research done by the […]
Hire a Contractor or an Employee?
In our role as human resource advisor to small and medium size businesses, we are frequently asked to develop their staffing plan. Our first question is always, “Are you interested in employees or contractors?” Many choose contractors with the assumption that employees and all the regulations that go […]
Emergency/ Business Disaster Planning Can Reduce Time and Expense to Recover
Working out of your home or in an office, this article is for you. Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their businesses successful, yet, many owners fail to properly plan and prepare for disaster situations. Major disasters, […]
Role and Some Specifics of Perceptiveness
By Rick Draker
Peter Drucker, business management sage of the 20th Century, considered perception the skill essential to making bold, creative decisions. In Managing in a Time of Great Change, he said “Today perceptiveness is more important than analysis. In the new society of organizations, you need to be able to recognize patterns […]
Introduction: Understanding perception
By Rick Draker
Perception is reality! Perception is not always reality! Perception is everything! We all have heard these statements, or some variation of them, at one time or another. Does perception play a role in business? If so, what is its role, how is it exercised, what is its impact?
Perception is a […]