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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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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A Great Career Choice for Millennials: Property & Casualty Insurance

In a recent conversation with my daughter-in-law, she made some interesting comments regarding the Insurance Industry.  “When I heard that my brother was going into the Property and Casualty insurance arena for his new career, I thought he would hate it. As a millennial, I thought there couldn’t be a less exciting industry to focus…

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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 Fourth Quarter A Good Time to Change Jobs?

People typically begin evaluating their current job and their career goals in January. After all, it’s a time for reflection and New Year’s resolutions, but holding off on your job search until the first of the year is not always the best call. If you are considering making a job change, you might be surprised…

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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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Why Should an Employer use a Recruiter?

If you are an employer, human resources professional, or entrepreneur, you know the challenges that come with hiring. Perhaps you are expanding your business and need more help, maybe you need to fill an established position, or you might be looking for a shift in a leadership position. In every one of these situations you…

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