February 7, 2023

Email Security Best Practices

Since organizations rely heavily on email to communicate and conduct business operations, cybercriminals commonly target email as an entry point to access networks and breach valuable business data. In fact, 94% of malware is delivered by email, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Following a cybersecurity breach, organizations may suffer financial, reputational and intellectual...

February 1, 2023

Managing Real Estate Assets Through Inflation

While the signals are mixed, there are signs that inflation is finally easing. We can debate the measures the Fed and the Biden administration have taken to push back against rising costs, but inflation control would undeniably be a good thing for the bottom lines of investment real estate properties. Job market and supply chain...

January 31, 2023

Surety Bonds Offer Protections and Economic Benefits to Both Public and Private Sector Construction

The perfect storm of inflation, supply-chain disruptions and ongoing labor shortages is adding additional risk factors to construction projects in 2023. Despite year-over-year growth, the construction industry is still facing a 400,000-plus worker deficit.[1] At the same time, inflation is contributing to the rising cost of construction materials, and supply-chain bottlenecks continue to affect the timely...

January 30, 2023

Start 2023 Off Right with Strategic Planning and Goal Setting

Strategic planning and goal setting are incredibly important for businesses of all sizes, as well as for business owners themselves. This process should connect your goals with “why” that goal is important to the activities that people do within the company.  A good business coach will guide you through the goal setting process, facilitate the...

January 26, 2023

Frequently Cited OSHA Standards – 2022

OSHA keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall but also within particular industries for each fiscal year. Understanding these standards and taking proactive steps to avoid violations can go a long way toward ensuring workplace safety. When it comes to the manufacturing industry, the following standards were most cited in 2022:...

January 24, 2023

7 Benefits You Should Offer Your Employees in 2023

Despite all the headlines about layoffs hitting Silicon Valley and Wall Street, most employers will be feeling the tailwind of the war for talent in the new year. The labor market has remained stubbornly robust in the face of recession forecasts and the Federal Reserve’s campaign to raise interest rates. Hiring is especially competitive for small businesses. More...

January 23, 2023

Tips on Safe Construction Work in Winter

Safety is always important on a construction site, but that is even truer in winter when snow, ice, rain, high winds, and low temperatures can add to the risk of slipping, falling, or other types of injuries. Even equipment used during winter to warm the air for workers or to help concrete set carries its own...

January 19, 2023

Property & Casualty Trends to Watch in 2023

Insurance experts often examine how outside influences and trends affect the insurance marketplace, and businesses should follow suit to determine what factors may impact their insurance coverage. For 2023, there are a number of sweeping market developments to consider. Labor ShortagesThe last few years have seen widespread labor shortages. According to a recent survey conducted...

January 18, 2023

Catastrophe Losses Hit $120 Billion in 2022

Insured natural disaster losses hit an estimated $120 billion in 2022, with North America making up the bulk of the tally due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, according to Munich Re. Economic losses reached $270 billion, down from $320 billion in 2021. While overall losses were close to average, insured losses were well...

January 11, 2023

5 Trends in Digital Security Transformation to Watch For in 2023

A June 2020 study by McKinsey & Company found that the pandemic has accelerated the digital economy by 7 years. The digital adoption of applications for corporate work, in conjunction with tech solutions for physical security, is not just a temporary fix. These solutions are here to stay. As new technologies and digital solutions transform security operations,...