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Workers’ Compensation has fast become a leading cost factor in business insurance programs. Premiums are at an all-time high within many business classes and the indirect costs associated with employee injuries are often two to three times the premium. Many businesses are left feeling helpless in controlling these costs and do not realize the level of control they can have. Below, we offer six key strategies to help effectively control your workers’ compensation costs. … Read more

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A benchmarking analysis is one of the most beneficial tools for evaluating operational efficiencies, yet it is significantly underutilized. Wikipedia has a nice formal definition of benchmarking, but here is the gist:

“(Benchmarking) is a process used in management and particularly strategic management, in which organizations evaluate various aspects of their processes in relation to best practice companies’ processes, usually within a peer group defined for the purposes of comparison. This then allows organizations to develop plans on how to make improvements or adapt specific best practices, usually with the aim of increasing some aspect of performance. Benchmarking may be a one-off event, but is often treated as a continuous process in which organizations continually seek to improve their practices.” Read more

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In some states, summer weather can be a little uncomfortable. In Florida, it can be downright dangerous. Scorching temperatures and suffocating humidity make our summers exceptionally brutal. If you have employees who work outside, share this article with them. By learning the basics and taking a few simple precautions, they can steer clear of heat-related illnesses this summer…. Read more

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Vacation season is coming. You understand the importance of a relaxing vacation to your employees’ morale and energy. And you probably need a break yourself. But that doesn’t change the fact that vacations can disrupt work for everyone still in the office.

Here’s how to keep your workplace productive and efficient when people are “tripping” out… Read more

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Despite our best efforts, any trip or vacation can have its own unwanted surprises: your luggage is lost; you twist your ankle while sightseeing; you receive urgent news from home. We have some great tips to help you prepare for the unexpected with smart, summer travel…. Read more

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