Business Intelligence
Oct. 2, 2017 - For even the most seasoned used construction and mining equipment buyers, navigating the waters of the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates can be daunting. To provide assistance, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper: Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.
Sept. 13, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that—after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders—it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Sept. 5, 2017 - EquipmentWallet, an online equipment financing marketplace, has announced the launch of its new website: The site connects small businesses seeking equipment financing and leasing with the best equipment finance companies sui ted to their needs.
Mismanagement of racking can lead to safety concerns. Without proper planning and design, moving material on and off racking systems by hand or with the use of lifting devices such as a pallet or lift truck can place workers at risk. Injury may occur due to poorly stacked or falling material, slips and trips, overreaching or being struck by other lifting devices.
With winter around the corner, thoughts are turning to preparations for the upcoming winter season. For many people, this also means looking at sourcing temporary heat for a variety of situations.
Many rental store owners – maybe you’re one of them – don’t give themselves any kind of regular pay and instead just take money out of the store account as needed. While this is technically legal, it is rather poor business management for a variety of reasons, whether it’s a corporation or a sole-proprietor business arrangement. 
Losing your phone is the worst. Here’s the story of my attempts to deal with a lost phone on a golfing trip.
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?
Aug. 8, 2017 - The latest quarterly update to the five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA) continues to call for steady gains through 2021.
July 28, 2017 - How many uses can you think of for this amazing robot concept from Stanford University?
I recently spoke for a medical diagnostics company that wanted to train their front line employees in specific customer service practices that could enhance the overall experience for their patients. We narrowed it down to communication, dealing with difficult customers, language barriers and coping mechanisms in stressful situations – all parts of customer service I teach on a regular basis.
You’ve likely heard there is going to be a 31.6 per cent hike in the minimum wage in Ontario over the next 18 months, from $11.40 to $15 – if the Liberals win the next election. Certainly business owners in the province have heard this news loud and clear.
Did you see what she wore to work today? What was she thinking? This is a corporation, not a club!” “How does he not know to bring a notebook and a pen to a meeting? Do I have to tell him everything?” “What would make her think it was okay to party with the clients until three in the morning? Does this woman have no understanding of boundaries?” “Did you know his mother called HR to find out when he would be getting a raise? Unbelievable!”
Ahhhhhh summer, it’s finally upon us. The sun, the surf, the sand and that high humidity that our Canadian summers can bring! Love it or hate it, it’s our climate. With those hot, hazy summer days, comes a workplace hazard that often goes overlooked: heat stress.
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.
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