Help your clients avoid problems that could suck their businesses into a storm Risk Management By Randy Boss, CRA, CRM, SHRM-SCP For more than 70 years, a zone of 500,000 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean, triangulated among Puerto Rico, Florida and Bermuda, has been known as the Bermuda Triangle. This area has been linked to the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft dating back to 1945, when five U.S.
Put this technology to work to boost your agency’s SEO Tactical Tech By Chris Paradiso, CPIA It’s been a bit of a game changer in the digital world. Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) is now influencing marketing, and in more ways than one. As we watch technology rapidly advance around us, it’s up to us as independent agents not only to keep up with the times but also to push the
Socially responsible agencies and insurers take pride in achieving B Corporation status By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU In today’s business world, the letter B is gaining recognition and acclaim, as increasing numbers of firms are striving to achieve Certified B Corporation™ status. The designation marks their wholehearted commitment to environmental and social responsibility and to the well-being of employees and customers. Among these firms—more than 1,800 exist and the number is
Prepare your agency for the new policies that roll out in December It could have been much worse for employers. The final overtime exemption changes are more employer-friendly than initially proposed. The compensation threshold amount is smaller, employers can use a portion of an employee’s nondiscretionary bonuses in determining the total compensation threshold, the time to implement the changes is longer, and the “duties” tests under the FLSA were not
The extra degree will change your life As you read this article, keep the following numbers in mind: Below 32 degrees, water is solid. Above 32 degrees, water is liquid. At 212 degrees, water turns into steam; and Steam powers machines that enhance productivity. Change in your life is dependent upon the level of heat you choose to apply. In the book 212°, the Extra Degree, Sam Parker and Mac