July 20, 2021

Why Starting Open Enrollment Early In 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the job market in ways never before seen. For one, it created so much uncertainty that employees who would’ve typically searched for a new job last year decided to stay put. For another, the pandemic prompted workers to take stock of their circumstances and consider what workplace perks matter most to...

July 19, 2021

The Impact of Biden’s Competition Executive Order on the Health Care Industry

The American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To help in that effort, President Biden recently signed an executive order aimed at increasing competition among businesses. According to the White House,...

July 14, 2021

OSHA Actions Impact the Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is planning to take actions that will directly impact employers in the construction industry. Among the most prominent are the proposed amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that are being designed to conform to changes in the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)....

July 13, 2021

How Transportation Could Be Safer, Cleaner and Cost Efficient by 2050

A Cornell University-led research team has calculated that by the year 2050, vehicle electrification, driverless cars and ride sharing could prevent 5,500 premature deaths and save $58 billion annually, while simultaneously slashing U.S. petroleum consumption by 50% and carbon dioxide emissions by 75%. The researchers projected vehicle stocks, distance traveled, energy usage and carbon dioxide...

July 8, 2021

Five Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Cybersecurity

Nonprofit (or not-for-profit) organizations operate by paying employees a fair wage but utilize donations, volunteer work and government support to fulfill their mission. In many cases, they have slim budgets and little funding for the cybersecurity solutions that many businesses take for granted.   Since nonprofits might not have the funding to implement the latest cybersecurity defensive...

July 7, 2021

Managing Re-entry Anxiety Related To The COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming much more widely available across the country, the topic of returning to in-person work, school and other activities is being discussed constantly. The reopening of the country, though, comes with some uncertainties and may lead to feelings of re-entry anxiety. What Is Re-entry Anxiety? Re-entry anxiety is an overall uneasiness...

June 30, 2021

5 Human Resource Challenges Facing Small Businesses Today

Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to effective HR management. So, if you are an entrepreneur who plans to hire employees, do yourself a favor. Consider these five HR challenges in making sure you are compliant in all aspects of your business. 1. Staying up to date on all current laws and regulations The legal landscape...

June 29, 2021

What To Consider In The Post-Pandemic Commercial Real Estate Environment

As vaccinations ramp up and Covid-19 transmissions decline, the journey toward normalcy seems just about over. Because of that, I believe commercial real estate generally and office space specifically remain sound investments. However, the pandemic has forever changed the way corporations and workers use these assets and, as a result, how investors should think about...

June 28, 2021

Preventing Theft at the Construction Site

Job site theft has become a rising concern for construction employers across the country—resulting in the loss of valuable equipment and materials. In fact, the latest research revealed that such theft currently accounts for an estimated $1 billion in annual costs throughout the construction sector. What’s more, overall losses related to construction site theft have...

June 25, 2021

7 Key Trends Affecting 2021’s Hard Insurance Market

Around the one-year mark since the start of the pandemic, markets began to experience the lasting effects of the challenges presented to them in 2020. While I’m hopeful that there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we’ll likely see hardening market conditions persist throughout 2021. Below, I explore in-depth some of the...