<img src="//bat.bing.com/action/0?ti=5163453&amp;Ver=2" height="0" width="0" style="display:none; visibility: hidden;">

Blog-Header_final

Virtual Leadership: How to Manage Remote Claims Staff

Posted by Frank Spatafora on Mar 19, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Today’s claims executives are concerned. Worry about how they will survive without their soon-to-retire skilled claims professionals keeps them up at night. Even worse, departments have fewer candidates on the bench to fill those soon-to-be vacant positions. Even when executives look outside their departments for talent, non-local candidates are less willing to relocate, as many of them consider flexible work arrangements a major benefit to consider in evaluating job opportunities.

In today’s candidate-driven market, requiring physical presence for claims staff certainly complicates recruiting strategies. Work-at-home (WAH) is a popular practice for many industries already, but some insurers are reluctant to promise it to their employees and candidates.

Read More

Topics: Retention, Insurance

Ignite Gender Equality: Dare to Be the Spark

Posted by Margaret Resce Milkint on Mar 8, 2019 7:45:41 AM

Elevating gender equality from mere conversations to meaningful actions and investments – truth or dare? 

This International Women’s Day, I’m reflecting on my passion to help other women step into their own power and be the inspiration to others that follow. I can’t do it on my own, though. I dare you to be the spark and to push your organization to renew its commitment to achieving gender equality in the insurance industry.

Read More

Topics: Diversity, Inclusion, Insurance

Strong Industry Outlook Highlights the Need for Talent Solutions

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Feb 27, 2019 8:35:39 AM

The results from our latest Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study are now available!

Read on for highlights from the most recent study.

The survey expectations for staffing remain positive. Although the rate of expected hiring decreased to 61 percent from 63 percent in July 2018, half of all carriers are planning to increase their staff by at least two percent in the coming year. Primary drivers for this staffing growth are the expansion of business into new markets and the anticipated increase in business volume. The post-recession recovery continues to influence staffing expectations as 43 percent of insurers reported they would be hiring to fill areas currently understaffed.

Read More

Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment, Insurance

8 Popular Insurance Talent Myths Debunked

Posted by Dave Coons on Feb 19, 2019 4:01:15 PM

Odds are you have probably heard my colleagues or me talk in length about the insurance talent crisis. You have likely also heard us discuss the importance of upgrading salaries, culture and more in order to recruit and retain top talent. Were you listening? And more importantly, have you pivoted your strategies as a result?

Follow along as I debunk eight popular insurance talent myths. Then take action to gain an upper hand in securing the best talent.

Read More

Topics: Millennials, Retention, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Salary, Insurance

Defend Your Yards for the Big Game

Posted by Nikki St. Martin on Jan 31, 2019 9:15:00 AM

The screen is up and running, burgers are sizzling on the grill and the beers are taking an ice bath. You even have chips and dip ready along with the number for a local pizzeria in case the food runs out. But is that all you need to prepare for your Super Bowl party? Is there anything you are missing?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will attract 71,000 football fans from all over the country for this year’s Super Bowl and that’s quite a number. But the truth is, nine out of 10 viewers are going to be watching from home, whether theirs or a friend’s or relative’s. Why yes, watching the biggest game of the year from the comfort of your own home may seem like the safest way to enjoy the show, but hosting a Super Bowl party comes with its fair share of risks.

Read More

Topics: Super Bowl, Insurance