Posted By: Dana B on November 7, 2018 in Acuity
Open-office floor plans are nothing new. In fact, many companies have adopted some variation of an open-office environment. We want employees to feel valued and know they are a vital, unique, and important part of the organization, and the flexibility and adaptability of open offices can support this if utilized well. But the consensus is not always positive. Employees can feel frustrated and distracted when open-office plans are not carefully executed.
Posted By: Michael S. on November 7, 2018 in Manufacturer
Something I hear nearly every time I visit one of our manufacturing insureds is how hard it is for manufacturers to find new talent. When I ask the reason that they are looking for people, they usually respond with one of three answers: we are growing, we have a lot of people retiring, and people are leaving.
Posted By: Paige N. on November 2, 2018 in Real Estate Agents
The winter season is upon us, meaning shorter, busier days. As the cold weather sets in and holiday travel and festivities approach, home-buying traffic decreases substantially—often up to 50% of what it is during other times of the year. For you, as a real estate agent, this means new considerations when selling homes.
Posted By: Michael S. on October 25, 2018 in Manufacturer
As a manufacturing business owner, you manage operational issues, equipment, customers, suppliers, and your workforce—and each one is important to the overall success of your business. One of those key items is staffing and evaluating your workforce to ensure you have the quality staffing you need to be successful in your manufacturing business.
Posted By: John L. on October 24, 2018 in Contractor
Winter is always on the minds of contractors, especially those that the majority of their work is outside. Depending on what part of the country your construction business is located, the winter season can bring a time of almost hibernation as the work slows up. But for those who are looking for opportunities, some early planning and a bit of creativity can keep the work flowing and help finish the year well.

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