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Ransomware Attack

Posted: May 24, 2017 - Blog, IT Consulting & Services

Ransomware is one of the prime topics in the security world as it relates to the vulnerability of a company’s network or your personal device.  Ransomware encrypts your data and holds it hostage until a ransom is paid. Ransomware is an old topic in the virus and spyware industry.  However, networks, computers and devices are still being hacked.  As Read More

The Answer To Your Hundreds of Unread Emails

Posted: April 27, 2017 - Blog, IT Consulting & Services

Have you opened your Gmail or iOS Mail app on your mobile device and noticed that you have hundreds of unopened emails waiting to be deleted or moved to a folder? Why does this happen? Is communication through email deteriorating? Are you being bombarded with irrelevant emails? Is your email app not intuitive enough for Read More

Representing Your Brand

Posted: April 27, 2017 - Blog, Human Resources

I have always held the firm belief that the successful dissemination of a company’s culture and brand is dependent upon the representation of those values in the everyday actions of its employees. If employees are not embracing the tenets you have worked so hard to instill and are actively representing the opposite in public, it Read More

5 Star Service Philosophy

Posted: March 30, 2017 - Blog, Core Values

CDH’s 5 Star Service mantra serves as the basis for all our decisions.  All that we do supports this corporate mantra: on our website, in our office décor, and most importantly in our everyday interactions with each other as well as our clients. One might ask, what is the foundation of this 5 Star Service Read More

Is QuickTime a Risk?

Posted: March 30, 2017 - Blog, IT Consulting & Services

Apple is one of the leading technological companies today, and with its popularity, we are starting to see more Apple products being implemented in the workplace.  Mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads are noticeably the dominant choice for employees and there is a slow increase in Macs being utilized in the office.  Despite this Read More

Next Generation Office Space

Posted: February 13, 2017 - Blog, Human Resources

Our firm recently moved into a brand new office space in downtown Chicago.  We had been discussing a Chicago presence for a few years and decided to pull the trigger at the end of 2015.  The primary reasoning behind adding a downtown office to the firm was in support of our employee retention and recruiting Read More

Recognizing the Silent Wheel

Posted: February 13, 2017 - Human Resources

Recognizing the Squeaky Silent Wheel At the core of most HR professionals is a deep desire to watch others develop into leaders within our organizations.  Seeing greatness in candidates and being proven right as they flourish and become integral parts of our organizations’ vision for the future brings us joy and job satisfaction.  For some, Read More

IRS Filing Deadline Changes

Posted: January 5, 2017 - Blog

The Surface Transportation Act of 2015, a.k.a. “The Highway Act”, revises tax return deadlines effective for tax years 2016 and after.  If you file a partnership or C-corporation tax return, or file foreign information reporting (FBAR), you may need to adjust your business’s schedule to meet the revised filing deadlines that take effect this year. Read More

FLSA – Overtime Rule Update

Posted: November 30, 2016 - Blog

In a dramatic turn of events, a Texas Federal Judge halted the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule.  The new overtime rule would have raised the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476.  The rule was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.   Read More