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Leading vs Lagging Indicators: Using Data to Predict [& Shape] The Future

Business Analytics at HNI

Being results-driven is an inarguable objective for 21st century business leaders.  By distilling an organization’s efforts into a few key measures of success, leaders can bring clarity to the otherwise ambiguous.  

Topics: Transportation

What Monkeys Can Teach You About Types of Innovation

Director of IT at HNI

You can find inspiration for your business just about anywhere you look — even in the trunk of a car, and especially if that trunk contains a chimpanzee.

No, really.

I'm talking about "Trunk Monkeys," a fictional auto option offered by a car dealership in Oregon.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

How Leadership and Culture Impact EPLI Risk

Director of People at HNI

There are certainly advanced algorithms and actuarial science that underlie premiums set by underwriters.  But equally important is the “soft side” of risk – the kinds of things that are hard to quantify, such as leadership, brand, and culture.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

Employer Guide: How to Set Up Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries

HNI Senior Claims Specialist

Imagine this scenario: You have an employee who's been injured on the job. Chiropractic care is a treatment option. You can't choose the chiropractor for them, but you hope that your employee finds a chiropractor who's committed to improving your worker's wellness and will help your worker move on if treatment isn't progressing.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

When It Comes to Driver Hiring, Truckers Have a Story... Do You Know It?

Relationship Manager at HNI

There's a huge problem in trucking.

Topics: Transportation

Simplifying Subrogration: Basics That Every Business Owner Should Know

Senior Claims Consultant at HNI

Subrogation is critical to controlling claims cost, yet the subrogation process can be tough to wrap your head around.

Topics: Transportation

Deadly Michigan Truck Wreck Makes Drivers Think Twice About Pre-Trip Inspections

Principal at HNI Michigan

A set of dual tires fell off a tractor-trailer, bounced over the median, and struck a car in crash last month in western Michigan. Two people in the car were killed. The May 30 accident is under investigation, and it's unclear what caused the tires to come off the truck.

Topics: Transportation

R - E - S - P - E - C -T! Bridging the Generational Gap

President of HNI Wisconsin

We all want it from those we work with, but each generation defines respect differently. 

Most people in the workplace operate with the thought process of giving respect as they want to receive it.  Sort of the “do onto others as you would have done onto you” approach.

Well, that’s your first mistake. One generation expects respect based on their title and position and another generation wants to have respect shown to them based on their ideas and performance. 

Do you see the conflicting views? Many managers may not see it but they FEEL it daily.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Seeking Mr. Right: Using Employer Brand to Find the Ideal Employee

Manager of Talent and Perks at HNI

Finding the "right fit" talent for your organization is easier said than done. There's a lot more involved in strategically adding team members than simply posting a job on your website and waiting for applications to come pouring in.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

Driver Recruiting and Wellness: Melton Goes All In with New Headquarters

HNI Account Executive

From an onsite restaurant that sources local ingredients to a state-of-the-art fitness facility, Melton Truck Lines' new headquarters shows the company is in the fast lane to growth  and HNI is proud to be partners with this future-focused organization.

Topics: Transportation