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Mike Natalizio

Recent Posts by Mike Natalizio:

Are you Captivated?

Account Executive

Companies both large and small are struggling to manage the cost of traditional insurance.  Many business owners are now looking to captives as a possible solution.  Captives are certainly an option worth considering, but may not be a fit for all kinds of businesses.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

What's YOUR ROI?

President & CEO

ROI is and has been the language of many business owners.  People want to know what they're getting out of their financial commitments, and they'll pay for what they can quantify. 

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

Data Shows Driver Shortage is Affecting 70% of Carriers

Transport Capital Partners publishes a Business Expectation Survey every quarter that takes a pulse on trends in the trucking industry.  Trucking executives from across the country are
interviewed on topics such as rate trends, future volume expectations, and interest in buying or selling firms in the future.  The 19-page document is packed with insights about the industry. [When this document is available to share, we'll post a link.] 

Topics: Transportation

Beware of the 2011 OSHA Top 10

Advisory Practice Leader & Associate VP

OSHA released its Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2011 today at the National Safety Council’s annual conference. Construction grabbed three spots, including #1 and #2 on the list.  The remainder of the most cited violations can be found in any industry. 

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Mississippi CSA Reporting Falling Behind

Associate Vice President, HNI

CSA promised to provide an unprecedented dose of transparency and accountability to the transportation industry.  But this isn’t possible if CSA scores aren’t accurately reported.

Topics: Transportation

Using Health Plan Benchmarking Data to Forecast the Future [Video]

With the costs of health care continuously rising, employers need to arm themselves with the facts. The trends that emerge from benchmarking data are our only hope for predicting and planning for the future of health care.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Which Way to the Endzone?

On the football field, it’s pretty easy to know where you stand. The great quarterbacks — Manning, Brady, Favre — seem to have an internal clock, a rhythm for the game. They just know when the 30-second clock is about to run out.  The rest of us can look up to the scoreboard to see a quick summary of the game — the score, the time remaining, the play clock. 

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

The Business Need Even Steve Jobs is Neglecting

You’ve been warned of the dangers of not having a well defined succession plan.  The potential problems run the gamut from family conflict to negative tax ramifications, to financial security issues putting your legacy at risk.  

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Missed Advanced Recruiting in Transportation?

We've held a couple HNI University events on this topic, Advanced Recruiting in Transportation, and it's always been a huge success.  We cover a wide range of topics related to driver recruiting with the growing shortage of qualified applicants including:

Topics: Transportation

Engaging your employees through social media

There are a lot of factors that play into employee engagement , but communication is the foundation of it.  Open and clear dialogue is the first step toward engaging employees.  Employees want to hear and be heard; they want to know what's going on within the company and have the opportunity to contribute. 

Of course, it’s much easier to talk about open communication and collaboration than to actually promote it in an organization.  Several social media platforms are emerging that can do a great deal to foster this type of dialogue and with it, employee engagement.    

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits