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AMERIPRISE AUTO & Home Insurance
doesn’t just want to provide your insurance
needs—they want to provide the best safety
information too. With the start of the school
year, approximately 480,000 school buses
are providing daily transportation for 50 percent of America’s schoolchildren, according
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (That’s 25 million of the
nation’s schoolchildren riding a school bus
The NHTSA also says school buses are
the safest mode of motorized transportation
for getting children to and from school.
Here are some things automobile drivers
need to know about encountering school
buses on their route:
; Yellow flashing lights mean be alert:
WHEN AN EMPLOYEE leaves your business, it costs you money. You have to recruit
a replacement, train the new hire and maybe
even pay severance. One way to reduce turnover and generally find the best employees
for your company is to offer a paid trial
period to all new hires to determine whether
you want to extend a permanent offer.
Here are three situations in which trial
periods can be a smart option:
Entry-level jobs. When new hires have
no employment record or professional references, it can be especially challenging to feel
confident that they are going to be a productive member of your team.
High-turnover positions. Certain jobs
are harder to fill with the right person and
experience higher turnover. For example, if
you have recently had several new salespeople quit (or get fired), it may be beneficial to
use a trial period for the position to help you
determine whether the next candidate is a
good fit for the company before making a
Underqualified candidates. You really
like a job candidate and think the person
would be a great fit for your company, but he
is missing a few key skills, such as management experience or hasn’t worked with a key
technology that your company uses. Hiring
the employee for a trial period can help
ensure that your intuition was correct.
And when you’ve found great employees
and are ready to add them to the payroll,
save yourself some time and money with
Costco’s payroll service from Intuit. Go to
Costco.com and search “payroll” to see the
best plan for your business.
hires a trial run
Sports vehicles for on- and off-road fun
POLARIS SPECIAL OFFER
The bus is preparing to stop.
; Red flashing lights mean stop immediately: The bus is stopped and children may
be crossing in front of the bus.
; When the bus stop sign is extended,
all vehicles are required by law to stop. Be
especially mindful of the area within 10 feet
of the bus. This is where children are in the
most danger of being hit.
; The law requires all vehicles moving on
the same road as a school bus to come to a
complete stop when the bus does. Remain
stopped until the school bus begins moving.
Never pass a school bus to the right.
For more information on Ameriprise
Home & Auto Insurance, go to Costco.com
and search “protect,” or call 1-888-404-5365
to get a quote.
What you need to
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2014, low
exclusive pricing is available for Costco
members on Polaris vehicles, including
ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles.
Besides the cost savings, if you complete a Costco Auto Program member satisfaction survey you’ll receive a $200
Costco Cash card.
To find what you might have on your
wish list, go to Costco.com, click on
“Services,” then “Costco Auto Program.”
Available models vary from time to time,
so if you don’t see what you want on your
first visit, keep checking back.