Why Can’t I Find Good Insurance Producers?

Posted by Mary Newgard on Mar 21, 2017 8:24:54 AM

Get Healthy/Get Fit is the top New Year’s Resolution for 2017.  I suspect this is the case most years.  Before January 1st, researchers found a 315% increase online around the search term 'gym.'  An exercise routine is hard to keep up.  Many people start out vigorously and well intentioned.  Very few reach their goals.  We live in an instant gratification society: I want to lose weight. I want to eat that Girl Scout cookie.  I’ll just skip the gym today.  It’s not the goal but the fundamental flaw that derails the process. 

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Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions, Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

How To Sell Top Insurance Talent on Your Small Organization

Posted by Mary Newgard on Feb 28, 2017 11:29:51 AM

Have you ever watched an HGTV show on tiny homes and thought it could be for you?  330 square feet of cozy living with sleek designs and creative storage.  Listen, I’m all about maximizing space but they lose me when a wine barrel becomes the shower basin and the kids start moving in.  Forget that! Sometimes in my family four bedrooms is barely enough to keep our sanity.   

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Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

How To Develop an Insurance Recruiting Strategy

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Feb 6, 2017 4:04:21 PM

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is planning Q1 budgets, executing game plans for the New Year, and reflecting on the past year. So what exactly should you be doing to keep up with the insurance talent market?

Here are 5 STEPS that you can take to stand out in the ultra-competitive insurance industry...

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Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

What Should Be In An Insurance Company's Employee Cell Phone Policy?

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Jan 30, 2017 7:50:08 AM

Cell phones have changed the way we live. Within the insurance community it is commonplace for certain employees, such as those within sales roles for example, to have cell phones for work purposes, while others permit their employees to use their own for work. Regardless, when it comes to using a cell phone there often is little separation between personal and work purposes.

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Topics: Human Resources

How to Conduct Job Interviews with Remote Employees

Posted by Scot Dickerson on Jan 16, 2017 9:35:28 AM

While employers should always look for well-qualified employees to fill both in-office and remote positions, hiring someone who will work outside the office full time requires a slightly different approach. Even if the job interview is conducted via video conference it's still going to be a different experience from a traditional face-to-face job interview.

With the lack of in-person meetings, hiring managers can't rely on body language, facial expressions and other nonverbal cues to help them determine the best candidate. If you're planning to hire a remote employee, here are a FIVE STEPS to take throughout the virtual job interview process that will help you evaluate candidates:
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Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy, Job Search Tips