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Adding Mindfulness to Your Toolkit

For much of my life, mindfulness and meditation were concepts that I gave little attention to. They were hippy, woo-woo, soft ideas that just didn’t seem relevant to my young, ambitious, business self. Sitting quietly, reflecting, or focusing my attention on my breath felt like wasted time, even if others spoke of myriad benefits.  About eight years ago though, I found myself open to change. I’ve struggled in various ways my whole business life with focus. ADD stuff- hard to sit still, hard to hunker down and do admin work. Spreadsheets and reports killed

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To TPA or Not to TPA | Full Disclosure vol. 2

Third Party Administrators (TPAs) – so what do you think? Love them? Hate them? Somewhere in-between? No matter your personal / professional thoughts about these organizations – and program type work in general – this model is not going away anytime soon. In this month’s article, my intent is not to advocate either way – businesses must decide for themselves if they wish to participate in these programs – and they can only make those decisions if they are informed. I think it is safe to say there is not a restoration company out

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The Generational Shift | Team Talk vol. 2

Right now, everyone can agree companies today are facing several hiring and retention challenges. One of those challenges employers are facing is the generational shift that has begun. Employers are finding themselves competing against new “work from home” start-ups offering $20 per hour or $300 per day with flexible schedules targeting Millennials and Gen Z’ers! All the while, employers recognize the necessity to train and replace the soon to be retiring Baby Boomers, but the Millennials and, more so, the Gen Z’ers are asking companies: “Why should I work here?” Employers, this is a

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Company Culture: Going Further Together | Mit/Resto Mastery

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fourth of four brand new columns to C&R we promised to introduce you to in the month of September! So far, you’ve met: Scott Walden and his Full Disclosure column. Team Talk with Marcie Richardson Let’s Talk Shop with Sean Scott This week, we are introducing the Mit/Resto Mastery column. Meet a duo who are endlessly passionate about the restoration industry, leadership, collaboration, growth, and shedding light on dark or shadowy spots in leadership.  Brandon Reece is a seasoned leader in the restoration industry with a focus on operations

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The New C Word | Team Talk vol. 1

Editor’s Note: Welcome to a brand new column to C&R! Starting today, and over the next month, we will be introducing you to FOUR brand new columns, and their stellar authors. You can expect to see columns from these gurus every single month on and in our weekly eNewsletter! Marcie Richardson is the Director of Human Resources for Guarantee Restoration Services. She brings more than 20 years of HR experience to her all-new Team Talk column. She will be covering topics like COVID, hiring, firing, culture, benefits, and everything in-between. Have a question

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