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Hot Tips for Hotlines

- Hotlines can help companies catch fraud but only if the program is properly set up and well publicized among staff and contractors.

Getting the Boss's Ear

- By being ready with the right information at the right time, you can become the person the boss turns to for advice and counsel.

How to Avoid Hiring Mishaps

- Knowing what data to search and what information to avoid is critical when vetting job candidates. Special care must be applied when using criminal databases compiled from public sources, for example. Other critical issues include the proper vetting of educational claims and the use of social networking sites.

Investigating the Competition

- How to learn about the competition without crossing the line into industrial espionage.

How to Fire a Key Employee

- Firing any employee has its risks, but the termination of key IT personnel requires extra planning.

Steps Toward Career Success

- Security education and experience are two rungs on the security career ladder; others are strategies such as becoming an expert and networking.

How to Handle a Crisis

- Managers must train employees, develop protocols, and design record-keeping programs to ensure a solid response during a crisis.

Insights on Investigations

- Many companies resist conducting internal investigations, but doing so can yield benefits, such as helping to reduce liability and avoid lawsuits.

Taking the Call with Confidence

- To prepare for bomb threats, security must prepare checklists, train both security and nonsecurity personnel, and conduct exercises.

Detailing Contractor Obligations

- Companies can ensure a good ongoing contractor relationship by spelling out performance expectations up front in the contract.

Brevity: The Soul of Success

- Shakespeare said brevity is the soul of wit. It's also at the core of successful presentations to senior executives.

Teaching School-Violence Prevention

- Schools must teach everyone from staff to parents how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of violence.

Don't Strike Out in Labor Disputes

- Surviving a worker strike is one of the most important aspects of business continuity planning.

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