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Top 10 FAQs about the FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major update of federal food safety laws since 1938. With its implementation on April 6th, 2017 many looming compliance and regulatory questions have come to the table. We've outlined the top 10 questions about this new regulation.

The cost (and likelihood) of a cyber attack

With over 90 million cyber-attacks occurring last year alone, it's no wonder that cyber crime is top of mind for every business owner. Even more surpisingly, 70% of these attacks go unnoticed. 

The Impact of Cyber Crime 

The average cost per data breach has steadily increased since 2012 - hitting $7 million last year. 

State Sergeant Becomes Risk Advisor at HNI

After 27 years on patrol, Sergeant Mark Abrahamson is joining HNI as a Risk Advisor to help transportation companies operate safer.

Mark's time on the road has given him a wealth of knowledge in DOT Compliance, FMCSA rules & regulations, and most importantly how driver behavior impacts safety.

Risk advisor promises to help you hire top talent – or give you $350

HNI is convinced that they can help their clients recruit and hire top people.  

The company announced earlier that they are bringing in the world's leading experts at recruiting and hiring – The Adler Group - for their next HNI University event. 

"The Adler Group has changed the way we look for and evaluate talent", says HNI's CEO Mike Natalizio
 

14 Days of Distraction-Free Driving

April is national distracted driving awareness month. And while the statistics on this problem are epidemic in magnitude (3,477 fatalities in 2015), the devastating impact of these accidents can only be felt one story at a time. 

Topics: Safety / Compliance Leadership / Strategy

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Silica Standard for Construction

OSHA originally set an enforcement date of June 23, but has delayed it to September 23 of this year. They delay is due to OSHA wanting "to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers", but it is likely this delay will lead to a cut of this potential new standard. So - what should employers do?

Topics: Construction Safety / Compliance

The Talent Assessment Problem

Recruiting and hiring top talent is one of the biggest challenges that companies face. And yet we simply aren't good at it.

We aren't good at recognizing when a high performer is sitting right in front of us. And we aren't good at weeding out candidates that sound good but ultimately underperform. 

Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits

Senate Votes to Overturn Obama-Era OSHA Rule

On March 23rd, the Senate along with the House voted to overturn OSHA's final ruling that addressed employers' obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injury and illness data. With a 50-48 vote, the Senate passed a joint resolution disapproving the dubbed "Volks" rule, which OSHA issued in the final days of the Obama Administration. 

FMCSA Withdraws Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Today, the FMCSA will publish a notice in their Federal Register withdrawing their Safety Fitness Determination proposed rule. The FMCSA previously announced that instead of moving to a final rule, a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking would be the next step in the process.

Intern Climbs Kilimanjaro for Insurance Job

Wouldn't it be nice if it still worked that way? If candidates lined up at your door, willing to go to extraordinary measures for the privilege of working at your company?    
 
The fact is, our [former] intern did climb Kilimanjaro last week - to officially bid farewell to pre-full-time employment life. But in 2017, the scenario is quite different.
Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits