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From the monthly archives: May 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'May 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

OSHA reports seven worker deaths in Wisconsin in first five months of 2019

5/30/2019 8:49 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers and employees to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities. In the first five months of 2019, five worker deaths have been reported to OSHA in Wisconsin, including two fatalities in construction. Read the rest of entry »

Social Media: Why you can't afford to sit on the sidelines any longer

5/22/2019 9:00 AM
At SuperCon in March, one of our sessions was on the subject of managing Twitter for your business. At the end of the session, after the speaker had provided a number of strategies on when and how to tweet, one attendee had a simple question: “How do you do a tweet?” It was an honest and humbling question, and one that’s likely being asked by many other contractors. Overall, construction companies do not place a strong emphasis on social media marketing. It’s just not what you do, but that doesn’t make it unimportant. Many contractors create social media accounts with the best of intentions, but then do nothing with them. Read the rest of entry »

Targeting the "independent contractor"

5/17/2019 8:08 AM
Drywall photoAdvances in technology have resulted in one in five jobs in America now being some form of non-traditional worker-company relationship, like independent contractor. Independent contractor work is appealing for both the worker and the company. The contractor has the benefit of setting prices, work hours, type of work, and completion schedule. Misclassification occurs when an employer incorrectly defines a worker as an independent contractor rather than as an employee. Oftentimes, misclassification is an honest mistake by an employer, but there is a perception among some elected officials and union officers that employers misclassify their workers to evade the laws that protect employees and ... Read the rest of entry »

Why Succession Planning is Essential for Your Business

5/1/2019 10:16 AM
Succession thumbnailIn my father's case, he ran a very successful hair replacement business for over 34 years. Dad was the lifeblood of the business. Although he had four other stylists, the business and reputation was clearly built on him. Heck, his name was the business's name. My father tried many times to entice me and my sisters to join the business, but we did not share his passion for the business that he did. So, my father continued on, building the business without our involvement until the worst day of my life, when I found out he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  In passing, my father left us with quite a mess to manage. We had a business with long-standing employees but no one to manage the day-to-day operations. Needless to say, it was a trying time for my family ...
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