Career Development: Making the Right Choices

Finding the right talent for the right companies is what we do everyday, but we also want those we successfully place, those professionals who have settled in and are excelling within those positions, to continue to do everything they can to not only help the company grow, but to develop their careers to reflect their…

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Leave Micromanagement Behind: Finding a Better Ways to Lead

Micromanagement messes up a lot of things, period. As a result, it disrupts workflow and kills creativity among your workforce and shows anyone, including those in a management position, that as an executive you don’t trust your teams to manage their time. Micromanagement is a clear sign that an authority figure within any company lacks…

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Executive Hires: What to look for moving forward

When we consider moving forward into the remainder of 2020 and beyond, we have to do a quick inventory of what has changed and what remains constant. We have to take this count, in regard to your business and mine, in order to determine a base set of skills and attributes that will allow executive…

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Tips for transition: Strategies for accomplishing the most with limited staff

The insurance industry is full of some of the hardest working people with whom I have had the pleasure of forming personally and professionally rewarding relationships. You go to work every day, helping your clients deal with the unforeseeable, the risks that come with being part of the world. I think we can all agree…

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5 Thoughtful ways of showing your teams they are appreciated

Employee satisfaction is key to retention in any industry. Insurance is a space that can be incredibly intense. When a customer’s property, livelihood or wellness is on the line, your company or agency is many times seen as responsible. Insurance and risk assessment are essential in our modern world and economy and, after the first…

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Building Strong and Confident Teams: A 3-Pronged Approach

We are in a hopeful time, personally and financially. Things were uncertain because most of us had never experienced anything like the last few months, but we got through what I think most of us believe to be the worst of it. Now, we are making up for lost time, working harder, breaking ground on…

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Bias and Insurance: What We Can Do to Promote a Diverse Industry

I firmly believe that most of us in the insurance industry have the best of intentions when it comes to our hiring practices. However, what we meant to happen and what does happen can often be two very different things.  It is true that even the word “diversity” can elicit anxiety or fear of trying…

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The New Normal: The Future of Insurance Recruiting

After an event like what has occurred over the past few months, there will be changes to what all of us consider the new normal. In the face of this total disruption, the only thing we can and should do is make changes accordingly, but always keep who we are as the driving force directing…

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Positive Messaging Makes the Difference

Positive messaging might be more important now than at any other time in recent memory. In the wake of our initial encounter with the COVID-19 global pandemic and the cautionary messaging that followed, we’re all a bit burnt out and tired of hearing how potentially dangerous our world might be. We understand the risks, we’ve…

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Last week we spoke to the importance of being proactive, how keeping your recruiting efforts going during this time will allow your firm, agency or company to be prepared to take full advantage of the overflow of business poised to flow into the economy. You have built your team, person by person, talented piece by…

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