The Future Is Now: Self-driving Cars

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Imagine your typical Monday. You wake up, shower, dress, and step out the door to head to work. Instead of walking towards your garage, however, you make your way down to the street and check your watch; it’s 7:29am. As the minute ticks over to 7:30am, your car turns the corner and comes to a stop just in front of you, without anyone driving it. You climb in, select your workplace as your destination, and start buttering your breakfast toast as the car begins to pull away. One newspaper article and cup of coffee later, you’ve arrived at the front door of your building. You step out and head inside as your car pilots itself back towards home, waiting for other family members to need a lift. The entire time, the vehicle never requires you to operate any controls, or even be facing the front of the car for that matter.

As you read that story, you probably found yourself experiencing a conflicting mixture of awe, excitement, concern, and fear. The appealing notions of increased productivity or time to relax during your daily commute are tempered by the understandable concern for your own safety. Can I really trust a computer to get me there safely? What if a hacker takes control of my self-driving car? Who’s responsible for an accident when there’s a microchip behind the wheel? 
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Management Consulting Firms and the Challenges They Face

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Management consulting firms exist for one reason: to help organizations improve performance. So, it might sound strange that organizations dedicated to making things better would be facing difficulties doing so. But every business faces challenges, and here are the ones that management consulting firms are saying they’re finding.

The search for good people
Of course it’s not just management consulting firms who are feeling the pinch in this regard — it’s a highly competitive marketplace, so finding the right fit and keeping them around for the long haul is a real challenge. But, there can be no compromise when it comes to finding the best candidates. Settling for anything less is fraught with its own headaches. 
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The Moral of the Claim

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The Moral of the Claim: When Suspension is Smarter Than Termination

We’ve all seen it or been there before; an employee whose work ethic begins to slip, or whose attitude creates tension in the workplace without being outright inappropriate. What do you do when the employee is toeing the line between good and bad, reliable and untrustworthy? Let’s look at a hypothetical situation where you, the employer, are put in that position and let Insured Solutions’ own Risk Manager, Steve Petty, guide us as to how we should react. 
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How Does the Workers’ Compensation System Impact Businesses and Commercial Agents?

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Insured Solutions CEO, Eric Stein sat down for a recent interview to discuss how the Workers’ Compensation system affects business owners. How does the system work (or not work) for businesses? What are the pitfalls for business owners? How does Insured Solutions help protect business owners from the Workers’ Compensation system? Please click here to access our informative white paper. 
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