Richard Ollis - Success is a Team Effort

Success is a Team Effort

 Ollis/Akers/Arney CEO, Richard Ollis, spoke with Springfield Business Journal and shared some insights that clearly defined goals and teamwork will prepare you for success. He also recommends you listen to others’ perspectives to help find a better game plan. Source: sbjLive

Preparing for the Hard Market

Preparing for the Hard Market

The insurance marketplace is a funny place; pricing and availability can appear and disappear seemingly at random, and predicting changes is more an art form than a science. Some years, insurance buyers benefit from falling costs and expanded coverage. Other times, when markets harden, business owners must make tough choices regarding their insurance and loss …

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OSHA Guidance for Reopening Nonessential Businesses

OSHA Guidance for Reopening Nonessential Businesses

On June 18, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers plan how to reopen nonessential businesses. The guidance also addresses issues employers should consider as they ask their employees return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA’s guidelines for reopening nonessential businesses provide general principles for updating restrictions that …

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Improving Virtual Meetings

Improving Virtual Meetings

There’s no denying that virtual meetings have become a workplace norm. Several factors fueling that growth include access, price and need. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have built-in webcams and microphones so employees can dial in to a virtual meeting from anywhere and at any time. These technology advancements have created affordable and easy-to-use tools …

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Ghosting in the Workplace

Ghosting in the Workplace

You found a great job candidate, but now they aren’t responding to your calls and emails about an interview. Your new hire never showed up for their first day. An employee left work one day and never returned. These are all examples of ghosting in the workplace—abruptly ending communication without explanation. What Is Ghosting? Ghosting …

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