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The Future of Electronic Payment Processing

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Despite the growth of electronic payment processing methods, it may surprise you to learn that cash is still one of the most popular methods of payment. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on the payment preference of consumers found that cash transactions amounted to more than 30% of total transactions in 2017…. Read more »

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How to Know When Rebranding is Right

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When a company is formed and throughout its entire lifecycle, its brand is pivotal to success. Sometimes, a brand doesn’t resonate with the target market or becomes stale and a company must consider a rebrand. This can consist of changing or updating the brand’s name, logo or entire identity. Rebranding is a significant undertaking that… Read more »

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Evolution of Business: The Growth of Direct-to-Consumer Brands

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The direct-to-consumer business model has experienced tremendous growth in the U.S. and disrupted the economic landscape of large retail stores. The direct-to-consumer model allows companies to manufacture, market and sell products straight to consumers. By cutting the middleman out of the process, these companies often have higher profit margins, more control of their manufacturing and… Read more »

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Juvenile Recidivism: A Second Chance

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A big challenge facing the criminal justice system is juvenile recidivism, repeat criminal offenses by minors. While there are no national estimates, individual states keep statistics on juvenile offenses and how many are committing multiple crimes. In recent years, the arrest rate for minors has declined, in part because of measures put in place to… Read more »

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Troopers and Tech: The Relationship Between Policing and Technology

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Just as average citizens use technological innovations as part of their daily routines, many law enforcement agencies are adopting new technology, as well. From social media to on-the-go cameras, these technological advancements are changing not only the way we interact with one another, but also how police departments conduct their daily business. Policing and Technology… Read more »

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25 Latin Legal Terms You Should Know

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Latin legal terms can seem like a language outside of your everyday use, but you may be surprised at how many you already know. We’ve all watched a suspect give an alibi while watching our favorite legal drama, and you’ve likely entered many quid pro quo agreements if you’ve ever swapped books, recipes or even… Read more »

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Defining Adult Learning and Training in Business

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Can employee training and development impact not only how effective workers are but also how long they stay at a company? LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report found that 94 percent of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career. Workers desire opportunities to enhance their skills, and companies are in… Read more »

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7 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment Infographic

Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

A toxic work environment can’t be created unless it has fertile ground to take root in, and the values and ethics of a company’s leaders play a large role in that. HR departments must regularly assess all employees on an individual basis and look for instances of discriminatory beliefs, lack of accountability, hostile leadership styles,… Read more »

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The Evolution of Office Dress Codes (Infographic)

Office Dress Codes

As office dress codes have changed over the decades, Human Resource professionals have been given the responsibility to align dress code rules with social and political norms. Throughout the evolution of workplace dress codes, HR professionals have been able to identify a steady increase in workplace satisfaction and productivity due to more relaxed dress codes…. Read more »

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How to Become an HR Generalist

How to Become an HR Generalist

Human resources departments are a fundamental component in any successful organization. Within these departments, one of the positions on the rise is HR generalist. With the ability to go both deep and shallow in their knowledge of human resources, Forbes described that generalists work in a state of “perpetual beta,” meaning they aren’t specifically in… Read more »