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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Effective Communication: 4 Ways to Learn More by Listening

Effective communication is essential to building any professional relationship. During times where we are trying to revitalize our markets and grow our businesses, the sentiment is often expressed that we should communicate more or over-communicate. With social media platforms and other useful marketing technologies, we can easily enhance our capacity for outbound communication. A leader’s…

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Setting Goals for 2020: Simple Truths for Efficient Economic Growth

Our goals for 2020, while consistently staying positive, need to be influenced by an air of practicality and realism. In the insurance space, and literally every other industry, resources are limited. And while our positive outlook has manifested itself a bit more quickly than we expected, stable growth and recovery will still take time. We…

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The Return to Work: Safe and Efficient Company Culture Building

Many around the country, and specifically within the insurance industry, are preparing for a return to work, a reestablished office life and some semblance of how we operated before this pandemic began. I think most of us wish things would go back to what we were all familiar and comfortable with, and operations might, but…

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4 Simple Leadership Strategies to Build on During Economic Recovery

Economic recovery is something we will all have to take an active role in as our focus turns from responding to the economic and sociological effects of COVID-19 to developing and discovering ways to recover from it. Now, while we are by no means totally out of the woods, our economy has already shown incredible…

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