Why Should a CFO Care About Sustainability?

Simply stated, corporate profitability comes from maximizing topline revenue and minimizing  expenses. Many businesses employ financial executives, such as Chief Financial Officers, to help strategically manage their finances and ensure profitability. They crunch numbers, analyze cost/benefits, and advocate doing more with less. It’s

 

4 Key Steps to a Risk Management Plan

Every business has risks but not every business is aware of them, or prepared for them. How confident are you about the risks facing your organization? Often, the reality of risk only becomes apparent when a catastrophe occurs. If you’re completely confident that you have identified and prepared for all risks, then read no more. Still 

 

Relationships In Business Should Be About Results

Running a successful business today is more challenging than ever. Whether a start-up company or industry leader, the business climate we work in is demanding more of us all. To succeed in this environment, executives must seek the maximum value and support from each and every business relationship. Take a moment and think about

 

Hidden Danger In The Oilfield: Hydrogen Sulfide Gas

A common hazard that’s not easily recognized, but can easily kill, is lurking in crude petroleum and natural gas fields. Occurring naturally at oil and gas sites, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an extremely hazardous gas. High concentrations can cause shock, convulsions, inability to breathe, rapid unconsciousness, coma and death.

 

Cyber Liability: Evaluating Your Exposure

 

Crashing websites, Denial of Service attacks, and the now infamous credit card data breach of Target during the holidays have dominated the headlines. In 2013, cyber attacks were up 32% according to a leading network security firm. With the growing dependence on cloud computing and bring your own device, there's a good chance

 

The Transition from Worker Bee to CEO

I went to a prospective client’s office for a meeting several weeks ago and when I first walked into his office, I immediately wanted to help the guy out. We hadn't said a single word except for the standard introductions as I entered his domain. You might be wondering, what in this CEO's office made me think he needed help?  Well, to be  

 

MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

If you arrange for transportation of goods in interstate commerce, MAP-21 may impact your business. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was signed into law in July of 2012 and took effect on October 1, 2012. The enforcement deadline for MAP-21 is October 1, 2013. Although there are various provisions 

 

10 Tips to Overcoming the Driver Shortage

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As the trucking industry continues to grow in numerous sectors, the amount of retiring and aging truck drivers is mounting. The industry shortage of qualified and, more importantly, quality drivers is increasing at an alarming rate. The American Trucking Association estimates that the current shortage is about 25,000 and

 

The Doctor: Director of a Successful Return-to-Work Program

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As we continue our blog series focused on post-incident occupational injury management, it’s time to outline the role of the next component in the process: the doctor. A physician and his staff can significantly decrease the amount of time an employee is absent from work. Their primary role is to properly treat injuries

 

New Hours of Service Compliance: Are You Ready?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues to scrutinize and intensify Hours of Service regulations in attempt to reduce fatigue-related crashes and improve roadway safety. On July 1, 2013, FMCSA will start enforcing regulations for specific, mandatory hours of service limitations on truck drivers. FMCSA Administrator

 

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