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CrowdStrike Outage: 3 Takeaways for Independent Agentshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/crowdstrike-outage-3-takeaways-for-independent-agentsCrowdStrike Outage: 3 Takeaways for Independent AgentsLast week's global tech outage highlights vulnerabilities in agency business continuity planning, cyber liability insurance, and technology partners.7/25/2024 4:00:00 AMTechnologyTechnology In the NewsNewsWill Jones
4 Compensation Questions You Need to Answer in 2024https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/4-compensation-questions-you-need-to-answer-in-20244 Compensation Questions You Need to Answer in 2024Growing your business means recruiting and retaining top talent. That means developing compensation plans that are both fair and competitive.7/24/2024 4:00:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingStrategiesSusan Palé
How Leadership Development Can Benefit All Employeeshttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/how-leadership-development-can-benefit-all-employeesHow Leadership Development Can Benefit All EmployeesIn today’s dynamic landscape, investing in leadership development for all ranks in an agency can unlock a wellspring of potential.7/24/2024 4:00:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingStrategiesMatthew Renz
M&A Dealmaking Approaching 'Normal’ Levels https://www.iamagazine.com/news/m-a-dealmaking-approaching-normal-levelsM&A Dealmaking Approaching 'Normal’ Levels The first half of 2024 saw 300 announced insurance agency mergers and acquisitions, the lowest first-half total in four years, according to OPTIS Partners.7/17/2024 4:00:00 AMIn the NewsAgency Operations & Best PracticesNewsAnneMarie McPherson Spears
What Agency Staff Like Most About Their Jobshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/what-agency-staff-like-most-about-their-jobsWhat Agency Staff Like Most About Their JobsThe majority of professionals within the insurance industry remain passionate about the industry itself and about helping the people they serve, according to a Vertafore report. 7/11/2024 10:00:00 AMIn the NewsIn the NewsNewsOlivia Overman
AN Radio: A Life of Service with Emmanuel Osuyahhttps://www.iamagazine.com/podcasts/an-radio-a-life-of-service-with-emmanuel-osuyahAN Radio: A Life of Service with Emmanuel Osuyah"I came into this industry 20 years ago. After a year of being in the industry, I said to my wife, 'I think I found that thing—the thing that I'm going to do for 30 years,'" said Emmanuel Osuyah, CEO, owner and principal of Alpha Direct Agency in New York. 7/10/2024 4:00:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingPodcastsAgency Nation