4 Common Examples of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although workers’ compensation is available to millions of employees throughout the U.S., many people are unaware of how to make a claim or exactly what they can claim for. Surprisingly, it isn’t just employees who are unfamiliar with the workers’ comp system; many business owners and employers are unsure of what type of incidents can give rise to a claim for workers’ comp.

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To find out when MN’s Workers Compensation lawyers at Mottaz & Sisk can help employees to take legal action, take a look at these four common examples of workers’ compensation claims now:

1. Machinery Accidents

When employees are using heavy equipment or machinery, there are numerous hazards to be aware of.…

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5 Reasons to Conduct a Background Check Before Hiring 

Statistics show that 1 in 3 Americans have been arrested or convicted of a crime. What does this mean for you when hiring? How can you navigate this statistic within the hiring process? Where can improvements be made to be fair, yet protect your business in the future?

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Keep reading to learn more about why you should conduct a background check before hiring your next employee.

Minimize Turnover

Conducting a fast background check can help to minimize the turnover in your company in a few ways.Turnover is not a good look and costs your business money. The process to hire someone, train them, and give them specific job responsibilities that they are responsible for is not something that can be replicated overnight.…

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6 Remote Team Satisfaction Hacks for Midsize Businesses

Over the past years, the popularity of remote work has skyrocketed. Today, about 3.5% of the US population works remotely and by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working from home.

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However, remote work isn’t without challenges. Even though remote employees are in general more satisfied than their in-office counterparts, they can often feel isolated and, as a result, less invested in the company’s goals.

So, if you’re wondering how to scale a business with remote employees, the first step you need to take is to make sure your remote workforce is satisfied and motivated.…

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Why Is It Essential to Hire Back-end Developers for My Company?

If you own a company with some online components (like a website or an app), chances are you’ve been told to hire back-end developers. But what are they exactly and why should you hire a back-end engineer?

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Hire Back-End Developers or Do-It-Yourself?

Many companies choose to create their websites using the many drag-and-drop options out there, but if you do hire a back-end developer to do the more complex tasks you’ll discover a lot of benefits.

In the past, companies would engage a website development company to execute the work, but it’s often much cheaper in the long run to hire someone part-time.…

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5 Strategies For Managing A Remote eCommerce Business Team

Back in the day, remote work was considered a flexible privilege that not many workers enjoyed. Last year, unfortunately, we were forced to make a switch. Some would say that this was a switch for the worse, but the vast majority agree that remote work is the future of work.

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You have also probably realized how beneficial the remote way of working can be for your eCommerce business, but working remotely isn’t that easy.

If you want to have an eCommerce business and sell online, you need to build an online presence, come up with great products, but there is also the aspect of managing your remote team and keeping them engaged.…

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3 Ways to Counter the Great Resignation

After more than a year of on again, off again lockdowns, furlough schemes and fears about the future of your business, are you finally getting ready to welcome employees back to the office?

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It can’t be ‘business as usual’ because it’s likely that even employees not directly affected by Covid-19 will have a different perspective on life/work balance and they’ll expect their leaders to have rethought the company philosophy too.

Some corporate commentators are predicting a ‘Great Resignation’ whereby disgruntles employees quit their jobs en masse and either move on to new, more enlightened firms, work for themselves or return to education.…

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Animal Magic – 5 Creature Careers

Are you yearning for a career change – but you’re not sure which direction to take?

If you enjoy the company of all things furry and feathered, perhaps you should consider a career that involves working with animals?

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Having pets (exotic or not) can give you a head start in this field, as can volunteering at a safari park or zoo, but it’s not impossible to take a walk on the vocational wild side if you’re starting from scratch.

If this sounds like a good fit for your personality and passions, here are five creature careers you should consider.…

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Is an Online MBA Worth the Investment?

Online MBA’s have become extremely popular with business professionals as they offer more flexibility than a traditional brick and mortar degree program. Earning an MBA degree online can be more convenient and cost-effective. However, completing an MBA is still a big investment, both in terms of money and time.

Learning MBA online

You must weigh up the pros and cons carefully and decide whether an online MBA is the best option for you. To help you make a well-informed decision, this article is going to discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks of earning an MBA degree online.

What is an MBA?

An MBA is a postgraduate degree that is designed to teach professionals the required skills and knowledge for senior-level roles in the business sector.…

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Things to Train Your New Employees In

In order to maintain a workplace that’s both productive and safe, employers need to train each of their employees on what their obligations are, both to the company and to the law. Training programs can be easily developed by employers by utilizing programs that can help the employees to succeed in their work and those required by law.

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Here’s a quick look at a few different types.

Safety Training

Many of the regulations set forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that employers train their employees in the health and safety aspects of whatever position they hold. This can easily be done by giving them online OSHA 10 certification classes.…

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ITIL 4 Specialist – Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV): Why is it Beneficial?

While the salary increase remains one of the main reasons in seeking professional certification, candidates find themselves unsure about stepping on the road to get certification, because career growth is not completely seen at first. When considering professional certification, ITIL certification is very important because it is recommended for professionals who plan the to further their career in IT.

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Widespread adoption & implications in the scope of work

ITIL® or Information Technology Infrastructure Library is a set of best practices that focus on alignment of IT services with business needs. It provides a practical framework for identifying, planning, and delivering IT services to support the core business function of an organization.…

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