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School Districts: How Pairing Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance Can Keep Your Finances on Track

Author: David Kruse

Category: Cyber Liability

On Thursday, February 14th, HJI's Cyber Practice Leader, David Kruse, will be speaking at the 2019 National Conference on Education in Los Angeles. Along with one of the nation's leading voices in K-12 cyber security, Ryan Cloutier (CISSP, Principal Security Architect at Sourcewell Technology),..

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2019 ─ 2020 Economic Outlook Influences on Human Resources Strategies

Employers added 155,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in November 2018, far fewer than the roughly 200,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held at 3.7% nationally, with Wisconsin coming in at 2.9%...

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"Ghosting" During the Hiring Process

Author: David Kruse

Category: Human Resources

Hausmann-Johnson's Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Jo Spiekerman, recently sat down with me to discuss a common phenomenon in the world of hiring: Ghosting. You can watch the full interview below, or read on for the transcript. 

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When is it Time to Hire an HR Manager?

Your small company is growing, and so far, you’ve been able to handle everything yourself. When you have employee issues, maybe you have people you call, perhaps an outside HR consultant or an attorney. Maybe you’ve hired a couple of great managers who seem to know how to manage people well, and..

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My Path to HJI: Jim Ahearn, Vice President of Risk Management

Welcome to the next post in our blog series: My Path to HJI. These are stories from associates on how they got started in insurance, what led them to their role at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, and advice for others thinking about making a start in the industry.

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Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing this Winter

Winter weather is on its way and along with the arctic air comes the risk for frozen pipes. Have you done the following to prepare your home and business this winter?

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What Are Your 2019 Training Plans?

As an HR professional, you have a few irons in the fire most, if not all, of the time.  Are you wondering how to make your life less stressful in 2019?  Would it make a difference if your management team were better trained?  Would you have fewer employee complaints?  Fewer fires to put out? ..

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Hackers Aren’t Looking For You. That Doesn’t Matter.

I sometimes have to take a step back and remember that not everyone’s LinkedIn feed is filled with cyber insurance companies, digital forensics firms, information security systems providers, and the like. I see news reports on breaches, network extortion attacks, and computer fraud on a daily..

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OSHA’s SST-16 Inspection Plan Targets Worksites Based on 2016 Reports

On Oct. 16, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a “site-specific targeting” (SST) plan that uses employer-submitted data from 2016 to select non-construction worksites for inspections. The plan, known as SST-16, is one of several OSHA initiatives that direct..

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