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5 Questions on the New Confined Space Safety Regulations in Construction

Posted by Kyle Meinert on Wed, Aug 26,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Risk Advisor at HNI 

Confined spaces have long been recognized as a large exposure in many industries. Most of this exposure, however, is controlled with proper planning.

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Topics: construction, safety

Start with the Employee Experience for Better Workers Compensation Claims Management

Posted by Jodi Mathy on Mon, Aug 24,2015 @ 07:49 AM

Senior Claims Consultant at HNI 

Let’s face it, work injuries are going to happen. Medical costs are going to continue to increase. Lawyers are going to continue to knock insurance companies in order to snatch up clients.

So how are you going to mitigate your losses? The time has come for employers to shake their cynicism about work injuries and injured workers.

Yes, there will always be those who want to “work the system.”  But the fact is, the majority of workers compensation claims are legitimate.

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Topics: work comp, claims

Could BMI Be the Best New Risk Identification Metric for Truck Drivers?

Posted by Chris Tanke on Fri, Aug 21,2015 @ 08:48 AM

Relationship Manager at HNI 

In the world of risk management, we are always looking for those metrics that serve as leading indicators for predicting and preventing that next loss from happening. 

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Topics: transportation, driver wellness

Advisory Spotlight: Meet Julie Lillegren, Communications Specialist

Posted by Andrea Tarrell on Tue, Aug 18,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Director of Marketing at HNI 

Our team members are committed to changing the game for our clients, our company, and our community.  Some of them you may “know” from their blogs and social media activity, even if you haven’t had the opportunity to meet them in person yet. 

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Topics: advisory spotlight

The Case of Selective Technophobia

Posted by Dominique Beaudin on Thu, Aug 13,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Director of Technology at HNI 

We’ve all heard it.  Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves.

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Topics: leadership, technology,

The Risks for Trucking Companies Hiring Inexperienced Drivers

Posted by Denise Banks on Wed, Aug 12,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Relationship Manager at HNI 

So you want to hire a driver with less than two years CDL experience.  Quite often, companies are motivated to put a driver in a seat to get the truck moving. 

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Topics: driver recruiting

EPLI Policy Limits: What Level of Risk Should You Take On?

Posted by Janine Tracy on Tue, Aug 11,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Director of People at HNI 

We recommend employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) for most companies, even those with rock solid HR policies and procedures.  Why?  Because unfortunately, claims brought against your company don’t have to be true to be costly.

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Topics: epli

Writing a Love Letter to Talent [& Why We Have Weird Job Postings]

Posted by Jennifer Romero on Mon, Aug 10,2015 @ 09:12 AM

Manager of Talent & Perks at HNI 

We’ll own up to it: our job postings are kind of strange. Check out our careers page, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

We get questions and comments from applicants all the time on this. Some positive… some a little bewildered.

So for the record, we wanted to clarify why we take this approach, and why we recommend to our clients that they do the same.

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Topics: employer brand

How to Up Your Game in Benefits Communication at Open Enrollment This Year

Posted by Julie Lillegren on Thu, Aug 06,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Communications Specialist at HNI

It's that special time of the year when HR employees everywhere are beginning to feel that sense of dread that looms around Open Enrollment.

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Topics: benefits communication

Would your driver qualification files stand up to an FMCSA audit?

Posted by Donald Jerrell on Wed, Aug 05,2015 @ 05:00 AM

Vice President at HNI

Within the last couple of years, there have been some changes with regards to what needs to be included in your driver qualification files.  Many people struggle with determining what truly needs to be in the files and what does not.  They also get different opinions from different individuals (HR professionals, insurance reps, auditors, etc.)

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Topics: FMCSA, transportation, compliance, driver qualification files

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