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Risk Control: Should You Own or Rent Your Risk?

JILL WITTING
Vice President and Relationship Manager

We live and breathe all-things risk here at HNI, and when it comes to risk control, a concept we like to explore with clients and prospects is owning vs. renting your risk.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Wicked Problems are Beautiful

MIKE NATALIZIO
HNI CEO

If you’ve been hanging around here lately, you know that one of our hot buttons is the topic of wicked problems. Wicked business problems are different from any old type of problem — we define them as the kind of problems you can’t just write a check to make go away.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

How to Conquer Your Business Weaknesses in 3 Easy Steps

KYLE MEINERT
Risk Advisor

If you're a leader in your organization, it's 3-n-3 time. No, I'm not talking about a basketball tournament.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Where Do You Fall on the Risk Assumption Continuum?

CHRIS DALY
HNI Vice President

Successfully managing risk assumption and controlling costs are important objectives for all companies. However, the manner in which a company goes about achieving these objectives varies depending on size, predictability of losses, risk management abilities, and financial strength.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

What's at Risk When You Don't Make a Business Succession Plan?

APRIL WEATHERSTON
HNI Director of Insurance Services

If your business made it out of the Great Recession, congratulations. No doubt you had to 
Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Why Teaching Drivers Risk Avoidance is Better than Emergency Training

MARK G. GARDNER
CEO, Avatar Management Services, Inc.

Truck driver risk was in full view as thousands of cars were stuck in Atlanta during a two-inch snowfall this winter. There were more than 1,200 accidents. Residents couldn’t get home, and it became the lead story on national TV. Truck drivers were told to stay out of Georgia. From many points of view, it was a debacle. Two weeks later, winter came again to the South, but this time the answer was: Stay off the roads.

Topics: Transportation Leadership / Strategy

Lloyd's of London Risk Index: What Are Your Emerging Risks?

CHRIS TANKE
Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President

Lloyd’s of London recently published its 2013 Risk Index. The Risk Index [click here to access the 48-page PDF] is done every two years and is a compilation of survey data from companies with less than $499 million in sales.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Supply Chain Sustainability: An Integral Part of Reputational Risk

HANNAH WIKUM
RGL Logistics

This blog post originally appeared on RGL's blog.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

4 Ways You're Failing to Develop Future Leaders

MIKE NATALIZIO
HNI CEO

Right now, your top leadership ranks likely are staffed with experienced professionals who possess tons of institutional and industry knowledge.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

How to Lose a New Employee in 5 Days [Onboarding 101: The Series]

SHERI WEAVER
HNI Training and Quality Assurance Manager

Weak employee onboarding could spell disaster for a new recruit — and for the long-term health of your business. Here's a five-day plan for a terrible first week of work for a new employee. Let's hope these steps aren't part of your onboarding process!

Topics: Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits