Industry Recognition: Our Client Seaboard Foods Wins Workers Compensation Award

Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award is bestowed upon three organizations with notably successful loss- control, safety and return-to-work programs.

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The Glass Ceiling for Women of Color in the Insurance Industry

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As Women Continue to Struggle to Advance into C-Suite Leadership Roles – Can the Insurance Industry Plug the Leaky Leadership Pipeline For Women of Color?

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Are Insurance Consultant’s Work Product Protected? Are They a Witness or an Expert? Margaret Spence Makes Case Law

consulted with one Margaret Spence of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc. about its Coverage Questions and Claims, eventually retaining Ms. Spence for her services.

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Workers’ Comp Injuries are a Symptom of Leadership Failures – Predictive Analytics Won’t Fix That

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The Workers' Comp Injury that happened yesterday is never the cause of your organization's problems it is the symptoms of an internal leadership crisis. The ongoing buzz is Workers' Compensation Predictive Analytics – in fact, you can’t go anywhere without hearing how this is going to revolutionize the industry. Given the right “data sets” we will have enough information in our coffers to predict down to the millisecond the outcome of the injury. I continue to be a skeptic, mainly because I see this as another version of our inability to call a spade a shovel ...

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Margaret Spence will Present Two Sessions on Workers Compensation at SHRM 13 in Chicago

Everybody Hates Workers Comp – Mini-Boot Camp for HR Managers and Hiring & Retention Strategies to Prevent Injuries Margaret Spence, top 20 Speaker from SHRM 2012 Conference in Atlanta returns to SHRM 2013 with two dynamic sessions. The focus of Spence’s program is to help align HR ...

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Entrepreneur: The Face of the Uninsured Looks Like Me

I’ve sat listening to the ridiculous debate on TV about the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act – I can’t help thinking that these people don’t get it. They just don’t understand who the uninsured is or what the uninsured in America face. It’s quite easy for people who have “good” insurance to decry the rest of us and find ways to say let’s repeal “Obama Care” – when you repeal it what are you putting in its place? When you can answer that question and offer me coverage that I can afford that doesn’t have pre-existing ...

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Post Offer Workers Compensation Background Checks a Legal Landmine for Employers & HR

As most of you know I recently attended the SHRM Annual Conference in Atlanta and as I always do when I attend a conference, I walk around the Exhibit Hall to see if there are any new products that I can take back to my clients. As I walked around the exhibit hall picking up brochures and chatting with vendors I was drawn to the booths that offered background checks. Almost all of them had a long grocery list of service offering – the one item that stood out like a sore thumb was Workers Compensation History – and as one vendor noted quite eloquently on their brochure ...

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Is HR Strategically Positioned to Offer Safety & Risk Management Guidance?

Margaret Spence will Present – Strategically Juggling the HR, Risk and Compliance Hat at HR Florida Annual Conference on August 28, 2012 – Rosen Shingle Creek As companies consolidate job duties HR practitioners may find themselves wearing multiple hats and juggling compliance areas that are out of their comfort zone. Margaret asks, “Is HR strategically positioned to offer safety and risk management guidance to their organization? If the answer is No, why not?” If risk and safety management got added to your to-do-list, this workshop is for you. We will ...

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Fresh off her Success at SHRM12 – Margaret Spence Heads to HR Florida

Margaret Spence presented to a standing room crowd at SHRM12 – “I’ve Fallen & I Won’t Get Up – 10 Strategies to Manage Workers Comp Injuries Effectively. The key points of her presentation were: HR must understand the link between workers compensation and HR compliance. Every organization must remove the emotion from injury management and treat the employee as an employee. HR must have clear policies and procedures for managing injuries starting on day one. Effective Post-Accident Policies are essential to managing injuries – we need to define our ...

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Adding the Human to Disruptive Innovation – The Point of Attending SHRM12

What I learned at SHRM2012 - Disruptive Innovation renews the Human in HR. As HR Professionals we have the daunting role of managing the people process for our organizations. Sometimes that can be a larger than life role, with built in challenges and intrinsic responsibilities, despite that what I learned over the last four days is: we are human beings who feel, think and love just like everyone else. I know that seems like a no brainer but guess what it doesn't. As HR folks we don't celebrate our a accomplishments enough, we don't embrace the fact that the world better ...

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