Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | May 2018
Felony Lane Gang Returns to Southern Wisconsin

The “felony lane gang” was back in Rock County recently. According to Janesville police, at least two county residents fell victim to the theft operation in February. More recently, authorities have reported an increase in stolen IDs and checks.

The Home Appraisal Process

During the home-buying process, obtaining a home appraisal is a critical step. What exactly is an appraisal? Who appraises the home and how do I know they will do a good job? What if I'm not happy with the appraisal?

Strategic Workforce Planning Program: A Critical First Step of Workforce Optimization
The long-running struggle of manufacturers to find and retain employees to fill open jobs has been well documented and a topic of seemingly unending discussion and debate.
Is there a true skills gap? Is the issue really a wage gap? Is there an overall shortage of people? Or is the problem tied to other root causes? 

What the Best Mentors Do

Over the past three years, research has been done on how leaders can better judge and develop their talent in light of a changing, more purpose-driven, more tech-enabled work environment. Having interviewed close to 100 of the most admired leaders across business, culture, arts, and government, one important characteristic stands out.

The Security Awareness Newsletter 


You may have heard of a new law called GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation. This law was developed by the European Union and takes effect May 25, 2018. It applies to any organization that handles the personal information of any resident in the European Union (EU), regardless of where in the world that organization is located. GDPR requires organizations to maintain the privacy and security of any EU resident’s personal information.

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