Let’s face it: your employees are human beings, not robots. They need time to rest and relax, which means that they need a break from time to time. Maybe you offer time off to your employees, but they don’t seem to want to take it. As a boss or a manager, maybe you’re completely fine with your employees taking some time off for a vacation (or stay-cation due to COVID), but does your team know that? Here are a few of the benefits of employees taking time off and a few ways you can encourage your employees to do so.
Thanksgiving, of course, is a time that most people want to spend with friends and family. Maybe you have a tradition of gathering at someone’s house with your extended family. However, a lot of people travel for Thanksgiving in order to spend the holiday with loved ones. Since COVID-19 is still such a threat, you might be wondering if you want to travel at all, or whether you’d prefer to stay home and have a small dinner just with your household. We’ll go over some considerations for Thanksgiving 2020 during COVID.
With COVID-19 still a major threat and cause for concern, you might be wondering about Halloween this year. The CDC presents several examples of alternative Halloween activities so you don’t have to partake in traditional trick-or-treating, but there are other considerations to keep in mind for Halloween 2020. Here are a few things that you need to know about celebrating and having fun on the day of candy, costumes, and ghouls.
If you are in charge of a business, you know that it’s not an easy task. It’s not easy to be the boss, and success in business can feel like something daunting. There are, however, a few habits you can develop to help you run your business and to help the business itself succeed. Sure, you might have heard the usual – work hard, be innovative, don’t give up, and so on and so forth. But here are a few other habits that you can develop for business success.
Being the leader of a business can be tough, especially when you’re fairly new to it. There are going to be times that are tough and there are going to be some struggles. You have to work hard and you have to step up your problem-solving game. Your experiences can influence the kind of leader you end up being. But the struggles you face can help you learn and grow as a leader. It can take time for those leadership to develop. Anyways, there are a few things that you should know if you’re just getting started in a leadership role.
One part of being the leader of a business that can be particularly challenging is delegating. However, it’s really beneficial for both your employees and for you. You get help tackling your to-do list and your team members get to learn and practice new skills. It can be hard to loosen your grip on your control – maybe you’re of the mindset that you need to do do everything yourself to ensure that it’s done properly. But with a little practice you can get used to delegating. Here are a few tips.
Halloween is a fun holiday that’s meant to be joyous and lighthearted. But with the coronavirus looming, you might be a bit at a loss of how to keep the fun and magic in the day for you and your family. All the little kids who trick-or-treat – your own included – are in need of their sugar and their fun fall activities! (Especially this year, where everything has been upside-down and topsy-turvy.) The priority, of course, is keeping everyone safe and healthy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun for Halloween 2020. Here are a few suggestions (as outlined by the CDC) to have a COVID-19 safe Halloween.
The trucking world can be complicated, particularly when it comes to violations and what they mean. There are a lot of terms that come up, and that can be frustrating. So, we’ll take the opportunity to explain a bit of how violations work. What’s a severity weight, and how is that determined? Why does it matter? And where can you, as a trucking business, find out more? Here goes.
If you’re a homeowner, you know you need to have the right coverage to protect your home. It’s a big investment, after all, but that doesn’t mean you want to clean out your piggy bank paying for your home insurance. What if there were a few occasions that could really help your insurance situation? Everyone loves saving money, especially on insurance, right? We’re going to go over a few different things that could affect your home insurance situation – maybe things that you haven’t thought of before.
There are a lot of regulations that truck drivers and motor carriers need to know about. There are these things called the BASICs, and there’s one category in particular called the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC that you might be wondering about. We get that all of these things can be overwhelming and intense, so we’re going to break down the Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC. We’ll go over what it is, what can hurt you in that BASIC, and how you can improve. We’ve got some ground to cover, so we’ll get started!