Study finds link between higher wages and less theft at a company

Study finds link between higher wages and less theft at a company A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois looked at the correlation between a worker’s wages and the likelihood of the employee stealing. They found the more money they get paid, the less likely they were to steal from the business. “There’s actually very little research on the effect of wages on ...
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Employee monitoring policies being created across the country

Employee monitoring policies being created across the country The Mehlville Fire Protection District has recently implemented a new social media policy for its firefighters, and it is hoping to stop any problems before they arise, according to the Mehlville-Oakville Patch. Even though there have been no cases in which a firefighter acted inappropriately while using their cell phone or social media accounts, the ...
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Attention small business owners: your Mac doesn’t make you safe

Attention small business owners: your Mac doesn’t make you safe Small business owners must decide what brand of computer, mobile device and other forms of technology they want their employees using. Preferences vary, but many entrepreneurs opt for Apple products, in part because they are seen as more secure and less prone to hacking than other brands. However, a recent article on CultOfMac.com points out ...
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Organizations struggle with employees “BYOD”

Organizations struggle with employees “BYOD” There has been a growing problem surrounding employers who allow a “bringing your own device” (BYOD) to work policy, as this often gives employees access to the company’s networks, according to Washington Technology. A new study conducted by SANS Institute found that many businesses and organizations aren’t aware of the extent of the use of ...
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What new business-Gen-Yers need to know about social media and computer monitoring

What new business-Gen-Yers need to know about social media and computer monitoring Starting up a new business is difficult no matter when a person decides to do so, but a tough economy can make this even more trying – and this is exactly what many Gen-Yers are experiencing. Many entrepreneurs agree that business promotion is key, and nowadays social media sites are the best places to start ...
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If employees are stealing, what are they taking?

If employees are stealing, what are they taking? Many employers are uneasy when it comes to the idea of an employee hacking into the business’ accounts, but it is something that can happen to any business. Some employers may want to know what employees are likely to take away from a company and the lawyers and law firms on JD Supra have compiled ...
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Best practices to keep business secure

Best practices to keep business secure In the technology age, many companies and businesses have taken on state-of-the-art applications and software with no hesitation. However, with cloud computing and technology advancing extremely quickly, it is important for employers keep their business information within the company, and that employees or others do not hack into crucial data, according to InformationWeek. There are ...
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Recent survey looks at business security through company-owned devices

Recent survey looks at business security through company-owned devices The latest Global Study on Mobility Risks, which was conducted by Websense, looked at how company-owned mobile devices and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is affecting the security of businesses and policies. The findings showed 77 percent of more than the 4,000 respondents believe that mobile devices at the workplace are necessary to running a successful ...
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