Author: Brian Villari

The calm before the storm

I recently watched a storm movie where massive tornadoes ripped through a small town taking lives and causing massive destruction. No, it was not sharknado. The connection I make from the movie to our everyday business is “the calm before the storm” or ” the eye of the storm.” In one scene of the movie the…

M&A Culture Assessment

A merger and/or acquisition can be a very profitable option for all parties involved. With that said, it is important to properly vet the parties to ensure the ultimate decision is the correct one. Too often organizations enter into this type of arrangement and uncover pitfalls and falsities only it being to late to pull…

The biggest risk to investors today

Yahoo!Finance recently released an article essentially outlining what the next big bubble will look like. I tend to agree with their assessment. With the historic political environment, inconsistent economic results and a heavy regulatory environment it is only time before we witness another bubble burst. Yahoo! indicates it will be derived from the higher U.S…

What is your employee turnover?

Employers are often left in the dark when determining what the actual costs they are absorbing when an employee leaves their organization whether voluntary or involuntary. For example, a recent study found average costs to replace an employee are: 16% of annual salary for high-turnover, low-paying jobs (earning under $30,000 a year). For example, the cost…

$17,000 paid to hackers

During 2013, the number of attacks each month rose from 100,000 in January to 600,000 in December, according to a 2014 report by Symantec, the maker of antivirus software. A report from Intel Corp.’s McAfee Labs released in November said the number of ransom ware attacks is expected to grow even more in 2016 because…

Employee engagement is vital

Don’t fool yourself. Not all of your employees are always engaged and running at a high level. You must understand the importance of efficiency and inefficiencies when relating to your employees engagement. This risk is a significant vacuum of cost to businesses. Image the opportunity to identify, quantify and address this risk within your business…

Should I Pay?

Every now and again an owner will ask me…if my employee has a small cut or injury should I go ahead and pay the claim versus turning it over to my insurance carrier? It never fails. It is a great question and one that should be asked. My response is always the same. Yes, report…