Management

New Risks in Workers’- Compensation Insurance

Just as many employers are getting workers’-compensation premiums and related costs under control, the COVID pandemic is introducing new hazards to the regulatory terrain. While claims are increasing for mental distress and pandemic-related accidents, state regulatory agencies are expanding coverage to a presumption of the workplace origination of infections, medical marijuana use and other novel […]

A Turning Point for Women in Tree Care

If we were to assess the status of women in the tree care industry in their view, it would boil down toa) women now are an established, integral part of the industry and are growing more so every day; b) they largely have grown way past the stage of being a novelty and needing acceptance […]

Long-Distance Leadership: Managing a Remote or Hybrid Workforce the Right Way

Managing people who work from home is nothing new for many leaders, but getting the mechanics right can be another matter. With a few smart moves, anyone can learn to manage a remote workforce effectively. Move one: Recognize that you may have been thrown into the deep end of the pool without much preparation. A […]

Seagull Safety and Leadership

This article started out looking at safety leadership and fairly quickly evolved into a message that applies to leadership in general. As such, I will often flip back and forth discussing “safety” and “leadership,” as they are similar from this perspective. Let’s start out with this question: What is seagull safety/leadership? While there is currently […]

Engaged Employees: How a Great Workplace Drives Profits

Hire motivated people who will help your business grow. That popular mantra for creating a productive workforce has always been easier said than done. And today the challenge is tougher than ever, thanks to slim pickings in the candidate pool. Many workers furloughed or exiled to home offices during the pandemic have been rethinking their […]

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