Developing a Successful Onboarding Plan for New Employees

(From Interview, to First Day and Beyond)

Think you’ve found the right person to fill that open position? Now, make sure you have everything ready to bring them on board. Just like you, your new hire has expectations – and that includes cues that you have everything in order for their arrival. If you don’t, they will know and it could predetermine their success and longevity with your company. (more…)

Cyber Liability Insurance – Security and Privacy Liability Coverage

If your business suffers a data breach, you may see yourself as the victim. But there could be a different perspective for customers or employees whose data has been compromised. They may view you, the business owner, as responsible for not properly safeguarding their confidential information. Would your business be prepared for the related lawsuits? (more…)

24/7 Nurse Triage Program for Workplace Injuries

While protecting the health of your employees is the number one priority of every business, no business is injury-proof. Accidents can happen even with the proper safety procedures and training in place. Sometimes workplace injuries require a trip to the emergency room. However, in non-emergency situations, a nurse triage program is a valuable resource to help achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved. (more…)

Basic Cooking Equipment Maintenance Requirements

Your cooking equipment is probably the most important thing inside your restaurant. One unexpected failure could ruin a busy dinner service. Even worse, a kitchen fire could put you out of service for days, or even weeks.

To keep your equipment – and your business – operational, the following five points are often the most critical routine maintenance requirements in the kitchen. The best practices listed below are the requirements of Society Insurance and are based on our company’s loss history and expertise in the restaurant markets that we serve. These best practices closely reflect the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and may be more or less stringent than the NFPA standards.  (more…)

Common Data Threats and Vulnerabilities

When it comes to data security, a threat is any potential danger to information or systems. Threats could be an intruder network through a port on the firewall, a process accessing data in a way that violates the security policy, a tornado wiping out a facility, or an employee making an unintentional mistake that could expose confidential information or destroy a file’s integrity.

It’s critical for every business to understand their risk. An important step in data security is to identify potential threats, classify them by category, and evaluate the damage potential to the company. Use this checklist to understand common data threats and assess how they may affect your business: (more…)

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is illegal, yet it seems to be a growing issue as we hear more and more about it in the news. Still, most sexual harassment situations – 71 percent in 2015 – are not reported. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue affecting employee morale and job performance as well as the health and safety of those involved. It can even lead to lawsuits. (more…)

What Your Business Needs to Know About Ransomware and Cyber Extortion

Did you know that ransomware attacks are now one of the most popular cyberattacks, surpassing hacking and physical theft in cyber claims activity? The FBI estimated ransomware to be a $1 billion crime in 2016 and research reported that 42% of small and medium-sized businesses were hit by ransomware attacks.

What is Ransomware?

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Dealing with Intoxicated Patrons

Have you ever had a customer slurring their speech and asking for yet another drink? Perhaps a customer drinking and showing off, while being loud or obnoxious inside of your business? How about someone drinking excessive amounts of alcohol within a short period of time?

All these can be signs of intoxication. As a bar or restaurant owner, it may seem as though intoxicated customers just come with the line of business you are in. However, it’s how you deal with these intoxicated customers that can make all the difference.

Learn more about the Bar & Tavern Insurance we offer.

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Gas Station Insurance Coverage for Fuel Tank Contamination (Video)

Customers expect to pull into a gas station, fill their tank quickly and leave without a second thought about the fuel they just pumped into their vehicle. Gas station and convenience store owners expect the same. But if that fuel is contaminated it can cause serious engine damage, affect a gas station’s reputation and cost the business owner thousands of dollars.

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The Complete Guide to Managing Stress at Work

With the demands of work and other priorities, wellness may take a back seat. However, simple mini-exercises and getting a good night’s sleep could be just what you need to reduce stress and clear your mind for a more productive day.

Exercising – An Effective Stress Management Technique

Wellness is very important to us at Society. Many departments have developed short workouts that they do at their desks every day. Try these exercises at your desk to get your blood flowing and muscles toned.

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