Protect Your Traveling Employees Through Planning, Training

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If you have employees who travel as part of their job, your business has a duty to safeguard them when on the road. When on the road both domestically and abroad, accidents and other unforeseen events can occur that can put your employee at risk … from a bush crash in a Madrid to coming down with severe gastrointestinal pains in Mumbai. Meanwhile, political risk is increasing daily, and so is the threat of terrorism, as evidenced by the spate of incidents in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino. The duty of care is on the part of the employer that…
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Preventing Warehouse and Factory Fires

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One of the biggest risks to warehouses and production facilities is fires, which can spread rapidly in these environments. Facilities that are most at risk are those that have high ceilings, large footprints and hold large quantities of inventory that is stored close together. Once a fire starts in that kind of setting, it’s difficult to suppress, putting your entire inventory at risk, as well as machinery and the building itself. If you operate such a facility, you need to make sure that you reduce the risk of fires, and that you keep your inventory clear of any potential ignition…
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Don’t Get Caught without a Business Succession Plan

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Many business owners may be good at running their companies, but the majority of them are failing to address essential long-term planning that is critical to sustaining their businesses. The one area that the majority of business owners often neglect is planning for business continuity if they die or become disabled, according to the “2015 MassMutual Business Owner Perspectives Study”. While the question of your death or disablement is not one that’s fun to ponder, it makes good sense for business owners to put plans in place in case the worst happens. One of the key ways to ensure that…
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Five Tips for a Successful Open Enrollment

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In light of today’s diverse and continuously evolving workforce, it’s more critical than ever that you have a targeted strategy for your open enrollment. You should not just consider open enrollment as the period that your staff chooses benefits. The way you execute and your success in boosting participation can help attract, engage and retain top talent. This makes open enrollment season – and all of your year-round benefits communications – an essential part of your overall human resources strategy. Open enrollment is your ticket to a more benefits-engaged workforce. Open enrollment’s function is to get employees signed up for…
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