Alpha Energy Sets Sights on Pure Energy Oklahoma Rogers County Assets
The oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is in dire need of repair. Skill shortages are damaging productivity, gaps are widening in every sector of the industry and ad-hoc attempts to source qualified workers are akin to wildcat drilling, rarely yielding the results businesses need to execute their plans....
Cybersecurity
Data breaches put not only your company and employees at risk but also your customers. Depending on the scale of a breach, your reputation could become significantly damaged, driving down profits and jeopardizing relationships and business with customers and clients. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study,...
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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...
Economy After COVID-19
Over the past few decades, fiction writers and filmmakers have amassed an impressive array of apocryphal predictions, some not unlike the current coronavirus outbreak. In “Contagion,” Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh presciently outlined a series of events bearing resemblance to COVID-19. Though the severity of the virus in the movie exhibited...
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Truck attainment has been a key challenge for private fleets, for-hire carriers, and organizations that rely on trucking across many industries, including manufacturing, construction and oil and gas. This challenge has been accentuated by the backlog of orders for Class-8 heavy-duty trucks, largely stemming from an American economy that...
Publishers Note
Today’s companies recognize the importance of conducting employment background checks. Background checks are an important component of most hiring practices. According to a national survey of HR professionals, 96% of employers conduct at least one type of background screening. Whether organizations seek to verify previous employment and educational credentials, check...
How Will Retirement Change Now That Women Are Taking Charge? Four Key Ideas That Will Transform Retirement For Everyone
In the 1960s and 70s, working girls came out in force. They began careers in greater numbers than ever before, breaking through stereotypes and barriers to become an essential part of the economy. They changed how workers looked, thought and acted.  We were two of them. Now, we are all...
Commodity Hedging
For public companies with a Dec. 31, 2018, fiscal year-end, new hedge accounting rules will become effective Jan. 1, 2019. The FASB issued the new hedge accounting guidance Aug. 28, 2017, through Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-12. The ASU provided the election to early adopt the new guidance...
Cyber Keyboard Grenade
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI recently issued a public warning stating that sophisticated threat actors have been targeting U.S. energy and other critical infrastructure entities since May 2017. The ongoing, multiphase campaign appears to use unwitting third parties to stage the attack, and then pivot to the intended...
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In business and entrepreneurship, there are few bigger buzzwords today than “hustle.” It’s on shirts and hats, in hashtags and social media profiles. While I have nothing against working hard, I’m noticing a problem with this hustle mindset: Entrepreneurs are making “hustle” their main goal. They feel like as long...