General Industry

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 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 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,...

January 3, 2023

6 Key Trends Influence Employee Benefits in 2023

The employee benefits landscape has undergone rapid and dramatic changes in recent years. 2022 was marked by continued challenges, which influenced how businesses built their total rewards packages. Ways of working shifted, attrition climbed, employee expectations expanded, and rising health care costs drove medical plan rates higher. Heading into 2023, employers will have to adapt to...

December 28, 2022

Seeing Opportunity in the Hardening Property Insurance Market

The coming year is expected to see further hardening in the property insurance market. This will present insurance companies the opportunity to separate themselves from the competition during a period that could establish the future front-runners in the sector, according to Bill Martin, president and CEO of Plymouth Rock Home Assurance. “The biggest insurers of the 20th...

December 27, 2022

The Trendiest Benefits for 2023

There’s no denying that employees’ needs have changed over the past few years. As such, employers can offer benefits to meet evolving worker needs shaped by lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a tight labor market and rising inflation. Many workers are paying more attention to their benefits and wondering how to stretch their dollars...

December 21, 2022

Why Private Companies Need D&O Insurance

Directors and officers (D&O) insurance provides corporate directors and officers with coverage for managerial decisions that negatively impact the company. This insurance may generally cover legal fees, settlements, and other costs related to their defense. All types of businesses should seriously consider D&O insurance, but there’s a common misconception that private companies may not need...