What Does it Mean to Act With Purpose?

Guest Blog by Howard Shore, Insights Speaker and Founder Activate Group The word “purpose” gets tossed around often in the executive and organizational development world. In a previous post, “Why Purpose Matters,” I discuss the importance of purpose. However, as I continue to

How Do You Find Your Purpose?

Guest Blog by Howard Shore, Insights Speaker and Activate Group Founder Now that we’ve established why purpose matters, let’s find yours. If yours is like many organizations, you and your competitors are trying to serve a similar purpose to your respective clients.

Why Purpose Matters?

Guest Blog by Howard Shore, Founder Activate Group The day you start your business, you should place “Purpose” at its forefront. This is a critical issue that fails to get enough attention. Many business owners that are asked, “What is the purpose

Setting Priorities Starts with a Good Business Plan

Guest Blog by Howard Shore, Founder Activate Group The trademarks of a great operation are how well its leader and team use time and set priorities. Too often people confuse activity with productivity. Setting priorities starts with a plan. A good plan

The Common Lies Told by Candidates

Guest Blog Series by Insights 2016 Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder If you have every found yourself frustrated because someone turned out to be the complete opposite of what you thought them to be, you are not alone. HireRight features the five most

The Interview Questions

Guest Blog Series by Insights 2016 Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder The truth is that few interviewers are trained to conduct excellent interviews, and many hiring managers think they can just wing it during interviews, not investing the time, energy or concentration that

The Interview Mindset

Guest Blog Series by Insights 2016 Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Read Part 1: Common Interview Mistakes. Great candidates are very hard to find. In fact, current data reveals that there are three times as many job posters as job seekers in the

Common Interview Mistakes

Guest Blog by Insights 2016 Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Twenty-nine percent of candidates declined a job offer because of the interview process. Yes, that means that at least 29 percent of the time interviewers make such a poor impression that qualified

Scott Stamper Receives DKI’s Highest Honor

DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that one of its member companies, Regency DKI’s President and CEO Scott Stamper was awarded the 2015 M. Dennis Jensen Award on February 22, 2016 at the Insights Property Restoration Conference and Trade

Spring Clean for a Fresher You

According to a survey by Adecco, 57 percent of workers admit to judging a coworker based on the cleanliness of their workspace. Don’t allow a dirty office to misrepresent your potential and work ethic. Follow the tips below to create a cleaner,

National Workplace Eye Protection Month

Did you know? Approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur daily in the U.S., and the majority of these affect construction workers – according to the CDC. Even minor eye injuries can be extremely damaging to an individual, causing life-long vision problems, which

Insights 2016: Let’s Recap!

Insights just continues to get bigger and better as each year rolls by! As we return home and settle back into our day-to-day routines, wherever those may be, let’s reflect back on our Insights 2016 experience. Located at the Gaylord Palms Resort

We Have An App, Contests and More!

Insights 2016 is projected to be bigger and better than ever! Continue reading for the latest event features, and how to stay up to date right at your fingertips with our new Insights Conference App. We’re excited to launch our new mobile app for

Empowering Employees

Guest Blog by Insights Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Finding and retaining productive long standing employees in the restoration industry has never been more challenging. Millennials, who now make up 34 percent of the workforce, require a rewarding working environment, or they

Give Back at Insights 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Elk Grove Village, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016) – Insights, the most extensive nationwide conference and trade show in the property restoration industry, today announced their charity efforts with the Feeding Children Everywhere: Hunger Project. On Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Joy of Budgeting and Breakeven Part 2

Guest Blog by Insights Speaker and Benchmarkinc Founder David Romano News flash:  You don’t need an MBA to build a robust budget and calculate breakeven.  When broken down into small bit size chunks it is actually pretty simple.  One caution is to

The Joy of Budgeting and Breakeven Part 1

Guest Blog by Insights Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder After the holidays comes the proverbial reality smack on the face for many entrepreneurs – it’s time to plan for the new year by building a budget and determining breakeven (the killer B’s). For many

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions – All Year Long

Year after year, individuals and businesses plan out goals for the following year – things that will help them improve moving forward. But, according to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 percent of those people actually successfully achieve

Social Media: 10 Best Practices for the Restoration Industry

Let’s face it – disaster restoration is a grim sounding industry. Yet, our industry is actually uplifting and brings hope and improvement to others – We restore lives, one home or business at a time! So, communicate this to the social media world. Share

Challenges of Finding and Retaining Good Employees

Guest Blog by Insights Speaker David Romano, Benchmarkinc Founder Is finding and retaining good employees in your restoration business about as effective as sponsoring a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest?  If so, you are not alone.  Although crawling out of the

Meet Speaker: Greg Dillon

With 30 years of property loss industry experience, including 16 years as the owner of a full-service restoration company, servicing residential, commercial, and industrial properties, Greg Dillon has a wealth of industry knowledge. As a visionary leader, Greg employs his entrepreneurial philosophy

Meet Speaker: Chuck Violand

Do you know the Do’s and Don’ts of business development? Join Chuck Violand, the President and CEO of Violand Management Associates, as he explains the importance of professional development planning. Having owned his own restoration and cleaning company for 27 years, Chuck