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By on Mar 30, 2016

Hiring a new employee represents an investment far greater than a new salary to pay every week. While the exact cost can be difficult to pinpoint and will vary from business to business, when you consider the cost (both in dollars and in labour spent on the process) of recruiting, training, and integrating a new hire into your workplace, the price-tag on a new hire can get steep fast! Depending on the size of your business, the new hire's skills and position, and what field you work on,...

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By on Mar 23, 2016

Padlocks, alarms, and burly security guards don't cut it these days when it comes to protecting your business. Even with the best physical security, your business can still be at risk from costly cyber-attacks.  When many of us think of hacking, we tend to think of it in terms of theft and illegal access. Shows and movies like C.S.I and  Swordfish have somewhat romanticized the idea of a criminal computer genius. A diabolical mastermind, obliterating firewalls, and...

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By on Mar 16, 2016

As you know from last week, March is National Fraud Prevention month. Today, we want to talk about one of the most common and insidious types of fraud in North America today – identity theft. The term "identiy theft” refers to criminals acquiring personal information about someone else for the purpose of committing fraud using that info. This can cover a whole range of activities, from cleaning out personal bank accounts, making illicit purchases made on another person's credit card, to...

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By on Mar 9, 2016

While most of us associate March with vacation breaks and the dwindling days of winter, it is worth remembering that March is also National Fraud Prevention month as well! Started in 2004 by the Canadian Competition Bureau to combat the growing concern of fraud (particularly online fraud) being perpetrated on the general public, this is the month where institutions and agencies across Canada take a moment to brush up on anti-fraud practices. While many of us are certainly more aware of the...

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By on Mar 2, 2016

Can you feel the excitement? March break is coming up fast, and for many of us that means travel plans! Whether you're going someplace warm to beat the winter blues, or are sending your kids to camp or someplace sunny (and conveniently out of your hair) for the week, we're in the last stretch of travel prep. While you may be preoccupied figuring out which swimsuits to pack and which hotspots to visit, what you should be thinking about is your travel insurance, because statistically, the...

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