Did Uber Throw Itself Under the Bus?

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This article by Frank Cania, president of driven HR – A USA Payroll Company, was originally published in The Daily Record, March 10, 2017.

You may not know this, but I sacrificed a less-than-mediocre career in accounting to become a human resource professional. My mother loved the sound of it: “HUMAN – RESOURCE – PROFESSIONAL.” Three words. Far more impressive to her than those one-word careers some of her friends’ children had chosen: pilot, pharmacist, engineer, doctor, and attorney. I can still hear the pride in her voice when she introduced me, “This is my son, Frank. He’s a human resource professional!” It’s probably good that she’s not here to read this article.  Continue reading

Reducing the Paperwork Burden on Small Business

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This article by Frank Cania, president of driven HR – A USA Payroll Company, was originally published in The Daily Record, April 4, 2017.

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, I had the honor and privilege to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, as part of a hearing regarding the effectiveness of the Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”) in reducing paperwork and reporting burdens on small businesses. The opportunity to observe, and participate in this process was an amazing experience.

My self-assumed role on the four-member panel of witnesses was adding context and a story or two to the facts and figures my distinguished peers offered. An important role because, as you’ll see, the magnitude of the data can be astonishing.

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