Tag: Phillip M. Perry

The Randall Wade Group’s Randy Goruk says managers and employees who don’t set clear expectations will operate on different wavelengths. Photo: Constantinis/E+/Getty Images

10 qualities of effective business leaders

February 21, 2023 By

Skilled managers motivate workers and create more profits, but becoming an effective manager is more a process than a destination.

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A lifeblood of aggregate operations, diesel is still expensive compared to historic standards yet its prices have moderated of late. Photo: P&Q Staff

Diesel prices starting to settle down

January 18, 2023 By

Prices for diesel fuel are finally moderating as panic buying eases nationwide – with more relief to come.

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Companies can prepare for a tougher economic environment in 2023 by tracking cash flow closely, investing selectively and hiring prudently. Photo: AUDINDesign/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Clouds gathering, turbulence growing for 2023

December 2, 2022 By

Less robust activity in housing, retail and manufacturing will put downward pressure on growth and contribute to a deceleration in profits.

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China recently cut back its steel production for environmental reasons. Photo: simonkr/E+/Getty Images

What’s ahead with steel pricing

August 3, 2022 By

As labor and shipping costs continue to rise, economists expect gradual increases in the price of steel this year.

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Navigating new risks in workers’ compensation

March 10, 2022 By

Employers find themselves navigating a more complex regulatory environment as they try to reduce their workers’ comp premiums and claim costs.

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Pennsylvania State University’s William Rothwell says periodic conversations with employees will reveal issues about their working conditions. Photo: izusek/E+/Getty Images

How a great workplace drives profits

September 22, 2021 By

Hiring motivated people will undoubtedly help your business grow, but supervisors must sometimes take measures to boost employee engagement.

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The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine should invigorate consumer and business confidence and elevate employment levels. Photo: matejmo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021 By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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