Entries by Matt Kreisher

Dave Wittwer Named SC&R Foundation President

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wittwer was recently named the President of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation (SC&R).  Wittwer, Senior Vice President at Hays Companies, has dedicated much of his career to the specialized transportation, crane and rigging industries. The SC&R Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Specialized Carriers & […]

Why Human Resources Departments Should Consider Text Messaging

Employee Benefits can be complicated, but it’s essential that they’re understood. It’s why human resources departments are always on the lookout for new forms of communications—for benefits to be chosen and implemented successfully, employees need to know the ins and outs of their offered healthcare plans and retirement options. Text messages allow HR departments to […]

Recruitment and Retention: Say Hello to the New Workforce

We are rapidly approaching a tipping point in the American workforce. Baby Boomers are retiring en masse, giving Gen Xers and Millennials an unprecedented opportunity for career advancement. At the same time, the oldest members of Gen Z are graduating college and filling entry-level positions. The future of many companies is dependent upon hiring and […]

Distracted Driving Laws by State

Distracted driving is a growing concern nationwide. Almost every state has a ban against texting and driving, and many states have gone beyond that, making handheld devices illegal while operating a motor vehicle. Because vehicle laws are legislated state-by-state, we’ve compiled a list of distracted driving laws for all 50 states. Alabama Handheld ban: No […]

Building and Maintaining a Fleet Safety Culture

While Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a prime opportunity to discuss fleet safety, it goes beyond simple rules against texting and driving. Organizations that have implemented a proper road safety culture start by screening drivers in the hiring process and then provide ongoing training and support throughout an employee’s career. Unfortunately, many companies may not […]

Environmental Wellness Could Affect Employee Performance

What responsibility does an organization have for the health of their employees? The answer is unique to individual companies, but those who take on a greater role in encouraging an active and fit lifestyle through wellness may see better performance and lower insurance costs. Traditional wellness programs provide health screenings and participation or outcome-based programs, […]

Key Resources for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This national campaign, presented in tandem by several safety organizations, was designed to help bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, while simultaneously working to eliminate preventable deaths. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. At Hays, […]

Industry Report: The Current State of Cybercrime

  More than half of mid-sized companies have experienced a hack. Of these, 20 percent of the organizations estimated the cost of the breach between $1 to $2.5 million. No organization is immune to cybercrime. As criminals home in their hacking methods with more sophisticated techniques, a potentially catastrophic attack can hit even the most […]

Dave Wasson Awarded COPE Insurance Certification

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wasson has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. “We’re thrilled to see Dave complete the Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate program,” Hays Companies’ Senior Vice President Ryan Anderson said of […]