Employees Go Above and Beyond When Inspired by Company Culture

Debra Franklin Human Resources 0 Comments

Research shows that when employees go beyond the call of duty, their work experience is more meaningful and their organizations operate more effectively, Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports. Workers who willingly perform beyond expectations by stepping up to assist coworkers, volunteer to take on extra assignments, introduce new ideas, attend meetings that aren’t required and work extra hours to get special projects done make their employers more successful. Tell me more >>>

Four Companies Contracted For Border Wall Prototypes

Joshua Etemadi Bonds, Construction, News 0 Comments

The Department of Homeland Security awarded four contracts for border wall prototypes, another crucial step in President Donald Trump’s plan to secure the border. Officials of Customs and Border Protection gave contracts to Texas Sterling Construction of Houston, Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Alabama, Fisher Industries of Tempe, Arizona, and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction of Philadelphia. Read the full article >>>

Data Breach Preparedness: Critical Risk Management Priority for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

Amy Mitchell Business Insurance, Insurance, News, Risk Management 0 Comments

After hearing a lot lately about big companies suffering data breaches, it is important to remember that, according to inc.com, half of all cyberattacks target small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Based on a 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report, CNBC reported that in the prior 12 months half of all SMBs in the U.S. had been hacked. Read the full article >>>

Above Devastated Houston, Armies of Drones Prove Their Worth

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Less than a week after the last drops of Hurricane Harvey fell, Houston is just beginning to assess the damage. At least 46 people have died. More than 30,000 houses are flooded and as many as a million vehicles waterlogged. Early estimates suggest the hurricane has inflicted $120 billion in damage on the region, making it the most expensive natural disaster in the country’s history. Tell me more >>>

New Form I-9 Required by All Employers

Debra Franklin Human Resources, News 0 Comments

Effective September 18, 2017, all employers must use the revised Form I-9, dated 07/17/17, which expires 08/31/2019. This form must be used by all new employees and employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9. Contact HR Solutions, Murray Securus if you have any questions.

Contractors Should Know Exclusions in CGL Policy

Joshua Etemadi Bonds, Construction 0 Comments

Whether you are a developer, builder, design professional, subcontractor, or supplier, one of the most important aspects of risk management is ensuring both you, and any entities with whom you contract, have good insurance. But, do you really know if you have enough insurance and the types of coverage you need? Ask yourself the following questions and speak to your insurance broker (or find a new one) if you cannot answer them. Tell me more >>>

Construction Schedules, Supply Chain to Feel Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey’s immediate impact on the construction sector will be a disruption in the supply chain for key materials, along with scheduling problems for projects that were under construction. As the cleanup and eventual rebuilding proceed, increased demand for materials and labor will push costs upward and contractors will be scrambling to secure supplies and workers. Read the full article >>>

Who Will Protect My College-Bound “Baby”?

Lisa Spencer News, Personal Lines 0 Comments

By Cori Booth, Master Underwriter, Westfield Insurance, Pennsylvania Newsletter, August 2017 Many of our customers will face the worrisome prospect of sending their children off to college in the next couple months. It is a scary time for these parents because they know they cannot protect their ‘babies’ from the influences of newfound freedom and college life. We can alleviate at least one worry for these clients by automatically protecting their children and their children’s things while away at school. Home ‘Insured’ means: A student age 23 or younger who is enrolled in school full time and who was a resident relative of the household before moving to attend school. Personal liability and med pay is afforded. Premises liability is …