What Might Property and Casualty Insurance Look Like Post Covid-19?

Looking forward to the future with Covid-19 we cannot say for certain what life will look like, but we can say that our lives will not look the same. There are no markets or businesses that have remained untouched by the virus; insurance is no exception. Trends happening right now show a glimpse of what…

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Business and Philosophy: Applying Principles from the Stoics in the Workplace

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism might not seem like the most relevant source of inspiration for the modern-day business arena. However, if we applied some of its key principles, how would our workspace look different? What sorts of changes might we expect in company cultures and atmospheres? How would it change the way we interact…

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Managing Emotions in the Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, the environment is one of the major factors in employee success and tenure. A positive environment will usually earn long term loyalty, whereas a negative environment can prompt even the most determined employee to start brushing up resumes and submitting job applications. Inevitably though, even in the best work…

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Tips for Telecommuting

Telecommuting has become the norm these days. Flexjobs stated: A whopping 74% of respondents in an annual survey believe that flexible working has become the “new normal.”   Who would have guessed a few months ago that most of us would be working at home over our internet? Some people are ecstatic; ditching the morning commute seems…

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What is Employee Engagement and How to Encourage It

We feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work Businesses and corporations have recently put a lot of energy into providing a positive, upbeat work environment. Although those are great ambitions, and should be considered, it doesn’t necessarily produce the complete package of positive effects that employers may be looking for. Measures taken to increase…

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Why Work is Good for Us

We all like to joke about how unpleasant Mondays can be. Usually Mondays get a bad rap because it means the weekend has officially ended and it’s time to go back to work. But in all seriousness, work is good for us, and it has many advantages beyond pay checks and health insurance coverage. As…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Workplace

Gratitude is a theme for this season of the year. As a culture there has been an upward trend to find room for daily expressions of gratitude as a means of positivity and personal growth. Sadly, practicing gratitude in the workplace is a concept few companies actually embrace as part of their vision and culture….

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Is Corporate Culture on Your Mind?

It is 2019 and job seekers have corporate culture on their minds. If you are wondering what corporate culture is, this article by Inc.com describes it this way: “Corporate culture refers to the shared values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs that characterize members of an organization and define its nature. Corporate culture is rooted in an…

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Is It Legal to Ask About a Candidate’s Salary History?

In the past, asking a potential employee about their salary history was a common part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers would use this information to eliminate over- and under-qualified candidates from the search, as well as to determine a good offer for new hires.  Recently, however, there has been a growing trend…

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What Every Employer Should Look For During Interviews

Everyone realizes that candidates get nervous before and during interviews—hoping they impress the hiring manager with their credentials and personality, and not saying anything that will jeopardize their chances of being hired. What most people don’t think about, though, is how nervous the employer could be, as well. After all, they have to make a…

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