The Business Edge - Protecting Business Assets From Loss

Volume 10, Issue 1

Are Your Employees Sharing Company Secrets?

Whether an employee is on your staff for one year or 10 years, it is likely that he or she will learn a lot about your company. Customer lists, product and pricing information, and marketing plans are examples of the kinds of confidential information your employees may come into contact with on a daily basis. When an employee leaves your company, if the information is shared with a competitor, either intentionally or by mistake, it could have a devastating impact on your business.

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Making Your Business More Energy Efficient

Over the last few decades, low energy prices have permitted U.S. companies to put energy efficiency near the bottom of their priority lists. Poorly insulated buildings have been allowed to leak heat, computers and other equipment have been left on when not in use, and sales representatives have been allocated gas-guzzling company cars. While these inefficiencies may have had relatively little impact on the bottom line while energy was inexpensive, they have been cutting into profits significantly since the recent surge in oil and natural gas prices.

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The Power of a Positive Workplace

In challenging economic times, negativity can make the workplace a much less desirable place to be for both you and your employees. While it may be difficult to remain optimistic, keep in mind that an upbeat employer creates a positive work environment, and a positive worksite is vital to productivity, as well as the continued health and well-being of your employees.

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