A return to the office: Why we need a face-to-face work relationship

A return to the office. After the past year, it might seem like a strange thing to say, much less write a blog about. It is a real about-face from what we have heard for the last year. It is fair to say that the prominence and popularity of remote work and virtual working environments…

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Ageism and its limiting effects on your hiring choices

Ageism is often a subtle problem in the world of hiring. Most employers value the knowledge, confidence and leadership qualities that can develop in high performers with a veritable wealth of experience.  On the other hand, the digitization and emphasis on being able to fully utilize emerging technologies is at a premium. Companies want those…

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Insurance industry digitization: A trend employers need to consider

Insurance industry digitization is changing the ways business gets done. The insurance industry is in the midst of a massive shift, driven by new consumers, real-time data-driven decision making and artificial intelligence.  How will you, as an employer, adjust and—most importantly—capitalize on these new realities? How will you prepare your companies and your teams to…

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A Return to Work: Let’s talk about putting people first

A return to work. It’s a phrase we’re hearing a lot these days. With new vaccines being approved and showing promising results, we might just be on our way back to some sense of normalcy. I’m not counting my proverbial chickens before they hatch, but I’m hopeful, and the companies we work with seem to…

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Company Culture: A platform for developing talent

Company culture. It’s a phrase a lot of recruiters toss around. They talk about how new employees, new talent, new leaders will fit or enhance the company culture of the clients they work with. I’m not big on buzzwords, but company culture is an important part of the consideration that goes into making a connection…

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JAC Blog | Agile Leadership

Agile leadership might not be exactly what you think it is. All we’ve heard this last year is how we will have to adjust to a new normal, how a new set of standards and best practices will fall into place as a result of various social and financial events. However, there is a problem…

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Insurance Industry Leadership: Taking Every Opportunity to Grow

Insurance industry leadership has a big year ahead of it. We have made it through one of the most disruptive years I can remember, and hopefully we’ve learned a thing or two on how to effectively lead in less than ideal circumstances. Now is a time to reflect on how we all want to approach…

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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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