How employers can help manage workplace stress

While occasional, light stress can be good, helping us achieve that goal, finish that project and overcome obstacles – too much stress is detrimental to our health, both physical and mental. Learn how you can recognize workplace stress in individual members of your team, and how you can help them overcome much of the anxiety. […]

Eye protection is essential PPE

Most are aware that Florida municipalities are not subject to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and that there has not been state oversight since the early 1990s.  Nonetheless, OSHA standards are still considered Best Practices. The following is the OSHA standard as it applies to eye protection: The employer shall […]

Inspect facilities for accessibility to enable the disabled

One of the main goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to afford protections for those with disabilities in public spaces. While great strides towards this goal have been made since the act was first passed, complete accessibility for everyone remains an ongoing journey. Every person’s needs are unique, and the term “accessibility” […]

How to increase business security

Theft. Vandalism. Employee or customer harm. Securing a building not only protects your property, contents and inventory – it can also prevent harm to employees and help you avoid future liability claims. Here are steps to increase building security, making your property more secure.   View the infographic below to learn ways to increase your building security. […]

Deadly weapons coverage: How to be more prepared for the threat of violence

One of the most difficult threats to defend is the attack of an armed individual or group of individuals who intend on inflicting harm. And, unfortunately, these incidents are part of a growing trend in the U.S. Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust provides Deadly Weapons Protection coverage to its members. Members can access services designed to […]

Tips for effective workplace policies and procedures

When was the last time you reviewed workplace policies and procedures? Even in the best of times, policies and similar documentation are often written off as a “one and done” event. Policies are drafted, approved, published…and oftentimes, forgotten. Substantial changes can happen very rapidly, which can render your current documentation outdated at best, obsolete at […]

Start the New Year with an updated natural disaster emergency response plan

It’s a new year and a fresh start. A great way to stay on the track for success in the new year is to make sure you have a natural disaster emergency response plan in place for your organization. While maybe not the most exciting New Year’s resolution, it is important for management to spend […]

5 Ways HR Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, the two aren’t interchangeable. An employee can go through a period of poor mental health but not necessarily have a clear, diagnosable mental illness. Additionally, an employee’s mental health can change […]

Workplace Technology Trends: Cybersecurity and Recruiting

Keeping up with technology trends A focus on workplace technology trends helps organizations stay current with advancements that can modernize and make processes more efficient. These emerging technologies support both the employee and the organization as a whole.                                   […]

Follow these best practices for employee recognition

What is employee recognition? Employee recognition is the acknowledgement and praise for exceptional work employees do that align with the company’s values, goals and purpose. The recognition can be formal or informal and can come from a manager or another company leader. Recognition could also come from a peer.              […]