Business Intelligence
June 13, 2017 - It only takes a second to fall asleep at the wheel, but driver fatigue begins long before a driver starts to nod off.
Certain cases come along that have the ability to create a shift in the legal landscape in Canada. To be honest, I can’t believe this case isn’t getting more attention.
Let’s think about how you can communicate with your current and potential new customers. Ready?
Two years ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were a mess. Fans were throwing jerseys on the ice, players were skipping their traditional post-game salute and hockey pundits were looking forward to more years of futility behind big contracts and no salary cap space.
From coast to coast, most provincial and federal legislation requires that employers establish and maintain safety committees. What they are called may differ; Joint Work Site Committees in Alberta, Occupational Health Committees in Saskatchewan, Health and Safety Committees in Newfoundland and Ontario. Regardless of what they are called, they have an important role to play in today’s workplaces.
One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is employee theft. Why does this happen and what can be done to stop it?
Still lots of expert talk about millennials. No seminar program at a large event is complete without sessions telling us how to motivate them, how to retain them, how to find them and how to sell to them. What do they want? What do they like? One pictures a curious crowd of baby boomers peering through the glass at a captive millennial in a zoo, wondering what it eats.
April 3, 2017 - The deadline for having all workers who work at heights on construction sites trained in a Ministry of Labour-approved Working at Heights: Construction program has been extended to October 1, 2017. However, employers must still meet specific requirements in order to qualify for the deadline extension.
Would you get into a vehicle with an impaired driver? I mean seriously impaired, fumbling for the keys, slurred speech, can barely walk kind of impaired. Would you place your children in that car? Of course you wouldn’t. Would that decision change if the driver only had a few drinks? Hopefully not, because we all know that driving under the influence is against the law and we all know there are penalties – in some cases severe, life-altering penalties.
I read December 2016’s editorial in this magazine, “Waiting for China,” and I could not help but reflect on how my business’ experiences with Chinese-exported products has been similar but also very different from those described by Patrick Flannery.
Once, I received a referral from a trusted business alliance for someone who needed some branded hoodies made. We’ll call the prospect Rob...because that was his name. We set up a time to meet at my showroom two days later. This was a legitimate, good referral from someone who had done business with Rob for an extended period of time, apparently without issue.
This issue includes a report from the American Rental Association’s Rental Show with a roundup of some of the new equipment introduced there. As you’ll see, it was quite a crop this year. JCB probably stole the limelight with its splashy entrance into the lift market, a sector it had previously not played in.
Twitter, news outlets and newspaper headlines were resoundingly similar in wake of the tragedy that befell four individuals in Key Largo, Fla., on Jan. 16. They read, “One critically injured and three construction workers dead after drainage work accident”; “Three Florida construction workers killed on the job”; “Three dead while working in a trench in Key Largo Monday morning.” This has got to stop. These were three senseless, preventable tragedies. Three men leaving families and loved ones behind, performing what, on the surface, seemed to be a routine task.
If you want to take your customer service to the next level, it’s important to understand the “Four Ps” for any purchase to happen. They are: product, price, people and policies/procedures.
My daughter is 15, which means her default location is in her room with the door closed and earbuds in. Calling her for dinner, or for any other reason, is a challenge even to my abilities to project my voice – keeping in mind that I’m told I can be heard all over our office when I’m not careful to keep it down.
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