You may have heard it said that “if this job was easy, everyone would be doing it.” It’s true. In reality, supervision, management, leadership and other roles defined by the ability to produce desired results through the efforts of others is genuinely difficult. The great supervisors, the ones described in our research, thrive in complex and challenging environments and are often described by those they have influenced over their careers as good problem solvers and good team builders.
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Slowing growth in China has been all over the news and typically blamed for recent equity market turmoil. Could the U.S. actually benefit from a slowing and restructuring Chinese economy?
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
The demand for linking corporate pay to performance has been growing over the past 15 years, at least. This article outlines a straight-forward way to consider stock price performance in the sizing of annual equity-based incentive awards (“Dynamic Award Methodology”) thereby improving plan share reserve levels, burn rates, disclosure optics and pay for performance comparisons
The much-awaited Fed meeting finally happened last week… and rates were left unchanged. So queue up another month of speculation leading up to the FOMC October meeting. More important than the decision are the data points driving the Fed: labor remains the strong point, GDP growth and inflation expectations were again revised lower. Will the Fed delay again in October if markets remain volatile, or was that just the headline quote that masked the real concerns of slowing growth?
PPACA tightened ERISA internal review requirements, adding an external review process, and expanded the rules by applying them to non-grandfathered health plans – ERISA and non-ERISA plans. Our 30-minute recorded webinar summarizes these rules.
This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules requiring public companies (other than emerging-growth companies, smaller reporting companies and foreign private issuers) to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its Chief Executive Officer to the median compensation of its employees (CEO Pay Ratio). The new rules were mandated under Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Like many of the Dodd-Frank rules, they were long in coming, passed 3 to 2 and accompanied by hyperbolic press coverage.
Working under cold conditions can lead to various injuries or health effects, which are collectively known as cold stress. Construction workers may experience cold stress when working outdoors on a cold day, in a refrigerated room, in an unheated building, in a cold water, rain or snow, or while handling cold objects or materials. Other workers who may be susceptible to cold stress include field workers, cold storage workers and workers who work with refrigerated or frozen foods.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The September 2015 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
When your work tasks require the use of chemicals that are corrosive or severely irritating to the skin or which are toxic by skin absorption, you need an emergency shower available. The emergency shower should be within a 10 second walk (approximately 50 feet) from the chemical workstation. Keep the pathways clear. Prevent shock hazards by keeping electrical equipment and outlets away from the shower area. Test the shower monthly or according to manufacturer’s instructions weekly to ensure it activates.