Can Big Data Help Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud?

  
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Finding Talent Is Becoming a Challenge in Manufacturing

Finding Talent Is Becoming a Challenge in Manufacturing

It would seem that as the members of the Baby Boomer generation continue to slip into retirement, they’re taking something with them that manufacturing companies hadn’t counted on… talent.

Nearly half of the manufacturers who responded to the ASQ 2016 Manufacturing Outlook Survey said that finding qualified applicants was their greatest hurdle when filling vacant positions. It would seem that the generation replacing the Baby Boomers in the workplace didn’t inherit their predecessors’ skills or abilities. Or perhaps they just didn’t apprentice, as generations past did, to learn what they needed to know. 
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Drones in the Workplace: Safety Advocate, Privacy Liability, or Both?

Drones in the Workplace Safety Advocate Privacy Liability or Both

Thanks to early cases of misuse and privacy concerns, drones often get a bad rap as being a scary and dangerous new technology. However, one of the reasons for the explosive growth of drones is its promise of making work go faster, more easily, or more safely within a variety of industries. For example, there are several ways in which drones are already being implemented in construction and manufacturing industries as a way to improve workplace safety.

Drones are small, lightweight, and mobile. By sending a drone on a reconnaissance mission into an elevated or high-risk work area, they can send pictures back that will warn workers of any hazards or safety issues. Plus, with further robotic improvements, they may even be able to perform some tasks at a height, such as welding or drilling. 
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Get Ahead on Sales with These Agency Marketing Tips

Running a successful independent insurance agency has always had many challenges: competing with direct writers, recruiting top talent, and adapting to ever-increasing regulation, to name a few. However, there are many things your agency can do to strengthen relationships and grow your business, even when times are tough.  Here are a few:

Know your customers. A quick way to impress a new or prospective client is to simply do your homework. “When the customer sees you’ve invested time into understanding his business, there is a certain level of trust established right away,” says sales consultant Barry Farber. For established clients, the same is also true. Jackie Donnelly of Heffernan Insurance Brokers recommends asking questions of your clients, even when you feel you know their business well. “Be alert to details that matter to the client and recognize what makes every encounter with each client unique,” Donnelly remarks. 
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