Critical thinking is a skill that can be developed like any other, but it requires practice—and practice requires opportunity.

Critical thinking is a skill that can be developed like any other, but it requires practice—and practice requires opportunity. Christian Nevell wrote, “Few minds wear out; more rust out.” Basically, if you let something sit long enough, motionless and in disuse, or barely use it to its full capacity, it just won’t work the way…

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Insurance industry cybersecurity: Thoughts for 2021

Insurance cybersecurity has become an increasingly vital digital resource.   Over the past few years, the frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks on the insurance industry has dramatically increased. Insurance sector data breaches have resulted in more than one hundred million Americans being exposed, their data leaked and their personal information made vulnerable.  Growing threats to…

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New hire onboarding is of vital importance to any company wanting to secure the investment on potent talent they have recruited to join their teams.

New hire onboarding is of vital importance to any company wanting to secure the investment on potent talent they have recruited to join their teams. Fully integrating these people into your leadership structures, making them feel welcome and assisting them in discovering what individual strengths will help them continue to be successful in their new…

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Career Advancement: Moving past a negative career experience

Career advancement is full of ups and downs; unique challenges present in every industry and the insurance space is no exception. The unfortunate fact is work environments change–making those companies and organizations incompatible with some of the talented professionals who work there.  None of us want to go to work every day, in person or…

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Writing a resume: Four tips in a hyper-competitive job market

Writing a resume should be simple, right? It’s not. This document is supposed to be a split-second representation of you and your career. While working with a recruitment professional, who has a greater understanding of the insurance industry’s major verticals and players is advantageous, having all your proverbial ducks in a row isn’t a bad…

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Upskilling: Enhance your Onboarding with Online Learning

If the insurance industry wants to promote an economic recovery that is not only successful, but also maintains the continued safety of its workforce, using upskilling to promote and expand employee’s digital capabilities needs to be an absolute priority. While upskilling should always be part of the onboarding process and continued education, current potential hazards…

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Intentional learning: Thriving in the present and the future

Intentional learning is pretty self explanatory. You set out to learn something specific. You discover a shortage of information—information preventing you from attaining status or accomplishing a goal, now and in the future, and you set out to learn, to gain knowledge or a useful skill that will serve in accomplishing these aims. All industries,…

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Considering Career Options: 5 Bosses You Should Cut Loose

The current economic climate has primed some of the most driven insurance professionals to carefully examine the companies and the managers for which they work. More often than not, a candidate’s reason for leaving a stable or even lucrative position is not because of the company overall, but rather those executives or managers who directly…

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Hiring Correctness: Making better hiring decisions in a candidate-rich talent market

Making better hiring decisions isn’t hard, but it does take time and requires a company to put resources toward good policies that will ultimately prevent hiring managers and other human resources professionals from making costly mistakes.  Those who hire talent have a great deal of control over the direction a company will take. You are…

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What Values HR needs in Post Pandemic 2021

As recruiters, we conduct interviews almost every day. We successfully assess if the personal and professional qualities of a candidate meet the needs of the company or organization we represent. It is up to us to assist company HR leaders in building a corporate body that represents the goals and values of their company’s mission.…

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