Businesses & Employees: The Benefits of Flexible Working

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea of flexible working was still a largely untested theory. However, several national lockdowns later, the majority of office workers and their employers have discovered how flexible alternative work arrangements can be. Office work in the near future is predicted to be a type of hybrid where workers divide their schedules between their headquarters and their own home offices.

There are many ways that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the future of work for people all around the world. Many offices who started remote working at home may never go back to the office as employees are finding it much more flexible and productive to be at home rather than in the office.

Increased productivity in the workforce

One surprising fact that has emerged during Covid-19 is that productivity has actually increased. In spite of fears about continual interruptions at home, many office workers feel … Read more

HIPAA regulations for medical records storage and retainment

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), can be termed as one of the most important American healthcare laws to be passed. Brought to effect by the congress in 1996 and signed by the then president, Bill Clinton, the HIPAA law was originally designed for the purposes of health insurance coverage for the people who were between jobs. 

Before the implication of the law, people who would be in between certain jobs, would find it difficult to pay for important and critical healthcare as they wouldn’t have any health insurance. HIPAA was brought into effect specifically to help those people who couldn’t afford health insurance. 

However, presently HIPAA has come to be much more than that. While focusing on improving the customer experience in the healthcare sector, HIPAA is now concerned with the nationwide protection and data storage of patients and the laws related to its protection. 

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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Supported by Firm Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar started today’s session as the best performing G-10 major currency since yesterday’s New York opening level. It is not much of a feat as the currency is only 0.31% higher, and a lack of actionable economic data left markets rangebound.

The Canadian dollar received a bit of support after analysts at Bank of America Global Research raised their forecast for Brent oil to $100.00/barrel. B of A believes that pent-up demand and limited supplies will drive prices higher.

The analyst is also forecasting that West Texas Intermediate (WTI) will touch $95.00/barrel. B of A joins Goldman Sachs and Glencore in the $100.00/b prediction club.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis today at 2:00 pm ET. His remarks are on the Fed website.

Powell cites four reasons for the increase in inflation in recent months. It is due to … Read more

Effectively Run The Modern Finance Department With These 8 Tips

The finance department is one of the most important ones in any business. This department is responsible for the management of all of the company’s finances, including the planning, organizing and reviewing the available financial resources. Any business owner will know that without funds a business simply cannot thrive. Therefore, it is crucial that you understand the cash flow and expenditures of your company so that it has a higher chance of stability and survival.

A good management of the finance department is even more important when you have a range of stakeholders and investors, as they will review the company’s situation and may also contribute to it financially.  Understandably, you may have a lot on your plate trying to run an entire business, but there are things you can do to ensure this runs smoothly. This article will provide you with eight tips to effectively run the modern finance … Read more

Cathy Light: Driven to Help Companies Be Better for a Brighter World

Being a successful entrepreneur is not a destination; it’s a journey of risk-taking and learning experiences comprised of facing and overcoming challenges. Being an entrepreneur is often nerve-racking and scary. Still, a consistent effort, talent, and a strong desire to contribute meaningfully to the world will ultimately lead to success and satisfaction. Cathy Light is a serial entrepreneur. Her journey through corporate America garnered her a great deal of experience and shaped her entrepreneurial spirit. Cathy is the Founder and CEO of Liderança Group, the parent of four strategic brands: Assessment Leaders, Leadership Balance®, Be Well Perform Well, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Cathy has long recognized that it is an organization’s people that are responsible for its success. That’s why all four of Liderança Group’s brands are people-focused and thrive by helping clients worldwide exceed their goals by transforming their workplace culture.

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