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Four Tips for Hiring Seasonal Help

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fall is right around the corner. The holiday season isn’t far behind. Many organizations depend on seasonal workers to succeed during this time of year. But, finding the right candidate can be tricky, especially if it’s for a seasonal position. Here are a few tips to make the process a bit easier.

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How to Make a Difference in Your Community

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Sep 4, 2018 1:00:03 PM

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

There truly is no better feeling than giving back. And if budgets are tight, here are some creative ways for you and your employees to give back without breaking the bank.

 

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How Safe Is Your Warehouse?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Warehouse operations are common with most manufacturing businesses, and present a wide variety of potential hazards for your employees and vendors. Generally, very little training is conducted to recognize these potential hazards. When we review our warehouse losses, we find the most frequent injuries and losses occur in the loading dock area, during forklift operations, and employee lifting and material handling.

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Is your dental practice prepared for a cyberattack or data breach?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:38 AM

Technology allows businesses to be agile, more efficient, and offer a better customer experience. In today’s digital and inter-connected world, businesses rely on data and networked computer systems. Medical facilities, like dental offices, have personal health and financial information making them targets for cybercrime and data breaches. Would you be prepared if your business experiences a breach? As we all know from the news, even large companies aren’t always ready to respond. Yet when a data breach or cyberattack occurs, time is of the essence.

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Tips to Prevent Dryer Fires in Your Business

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jul 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In the News
If you search Google for ‘dryer fire business’, you’ll see news stories like these. Last month, in Petaluma, California, a fire that began in a clothes dryer caused $10,000 in damage at a uniform store. In February, a weekend fire that originated in a dryer caused extensive damage to a laundry business in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 2014, a fire at an Australian day spa started when oily towels left in a hot dryer spontaneously combusted. More than 20 firefighters worked to contain the fire and the damage cost approximately $200,000. Here’s information on the safe storage and disposal of oily rags.

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How to Identify Heat-Related Illnesses

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 8,081 heat-related deaths reported in the United States between 1999 and 2010. The underlying cause in 72% of these deaths was exposure to excessive heat, and heat was a contributing factor in the remaining 28% of deaths.

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Tornado Safety for Businesses

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Keeping your employees safe is probably near the top of your list of priorities as a business manager or owner. But, does your organization have a tornado action plan in place? Too often, the largest contributor to tornado injuries and deaths is failure to respond to warnings. People who aren’t prepared are often caught off guard and don’t have ample time to seek proper shelter or warn others about approaching tornadoes. Being prepared will help protect you and your employees.

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Emotional Intelligence: How does it impact the sales relationship?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What is emotional intelligence? One definition I recently heard was from a class on managing relationships. The instructor said, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to control your emotions to impact the result in any interaction." This simplified definition piqued my interest enough to make me research and learn more about my EQ - the measurement for emotional intelligence.

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Protect your assets before danger strikes

Posted by Kristin Bowen on May 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Now our commercial lines customers can take advantage of a business property protection package offered through OneEvent™ Technologies. The OnePrevent system gives building owners and managers the power to protect their assets before damage or danger strikes. OneEvent’s sensors connect to the cloud, where the system learns the business’ normal patterns to predict when something unusual occurs. If that happens, you will get an immediate notification on your smartphone. In addition to potentially preventing costly problems, the ability to have access to real-time environmental monitoring lies in the palm of your hand.

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Prospecting ideas to help grow your business

Posted by Kristin Bowen on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Here are some ideas to make sure your pipeline is always full.

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