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Tips to protect outdoor workers during frigid temperatures

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor workers are exposed to many physical hazards depending on their responsibilities, the season and duration they’re outside. In winter, extreme cold and wet conditions can present a number of health risks.

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Motor Vehicle Report Checks

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Checking Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) as part of your pre-employment process, where allowed by law, is an ideal way to identify candidates with unsafe driving records. 

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Mastering the Onboarding Process

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

First impressions are important.  Time, effort and budget all go into finding the right person for the job.  And, once you do, keeping him/her is key.  No matter the size of your company, a smooth onboarding process will help your employees feel welcomed and poised for success.  Here are some simple ways your company can excel at onboarding.

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Best Pre-Employment Practices - Keeping You and Your Employees Safe

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every employer would like to reduce the chances of Worker’s Compensation claims.  We all want employees to stay happy, healthy and injury-free.  Today, we are sharing real-life Worker’s Compensation claims from our insureds (employers) to show how pre-employment best practices may have prevented some claims.   

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The "M" Word

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jul 27, 2016 2:12:51 PM

Millennials.  Some think it’s a bad word.  On occasion, millennials have received a bad rap by the press, but in reality, just as with other generations, their upbringing and surroundings have shaped what they respond to and who they are.  The fact remains that leadership should include them in their strategic business plan.  Why, you ask?  According to Price Waterhouse Cooper, by 2020 millennials will comprise 50% of the global workforce.  As baby boomers retire, millennials are becoming the majority in the workplace.

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Risks and Safety Plans for Auto Part Stores

Posted by Brian Kiley on Aug 22, 2014 2:05:00 PM

I’m just the owner of an auto parts store. How much risk do I really have in my business?

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Employee Dishonesty Coverage for your Business

Posted by Nick Listwan on May 31, 2013 9:27:00 AM

Employee Dishonesty coverage is an important optional SMARTbusiness™ coverage that can be overlooked, and sometimes underinsured. The actions of employees may not always be what we expect. Adding Employee Dishonesty coverage to your SMARTbusiness policy can be a “security blanket” if an employee steals money, securities, or other property from your business. 

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