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Hiring: Overcoming the No. 1 Issue Facing Independent Agencieshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/hiring-overcoming-the-no-1-issue-facing-independent-agenciesHiring: Overcoming the No. 1 Issue Facing Independent AgenciesHas your agency struggled to make a hire? If so, you're in good company. Finding and screening job candidates was the No. 1 issue facing independent agencies in 2022, according to the 2022 Agency Universe Study.2/1/2023 5:30:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingFebruaryAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Supporting a Better Work-Life Balance for Parentshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/supporting-a-better-work-life-balance-for-parentsSupporting a Better Work-Life Balance for Parents10 ways organizations can support working parents and ensure that their employees are successful at both work and home. 2/1/2023 5:25:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingFebruaryRebecca Lerner
How to Give Your Next All-Star Hire a Head Starthttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/how-to-give-your-next-all-star-hire-a-head-startHow to Give Your Next All-Star Hire a Head StartOne of the keys to avoiding any potential errors & omissions exposures is to teach your employee about risk management and audits.2/1/2023 5:20:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingE&O Loss ControlFebruaryDonna Asta
Does Your Agency Need a Happiness Manager? https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/does-your-agency-need-a-happiness-managerDoes Your Agency Need a Happiness Manager? Most companies believe that compensation or tangible rewards are enough to make their employees thrive. In reality, they want to feel valued and human when they come to work.2/1/2023 5:15:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingFebruaryCraig Goodliffe
Why You Should Hire For Cultural Alignmenthttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/why-you-should-hire-for-cultural-alignmentWhy You Should Hire For Cultural AlignmentIf you’re a sports fan, you’ve seen this scenario: A superstar player is brought into a sports franchise and expectations soar about the possibility of winning a championship. But in the end, the move turns out to be a bust. Why is that so often the case?2/1/2023 5:10:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingFebruaryBrian Ahearn
What Next for Blockchain in the Insurance Industry?https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2023/february/what-next-for-blockchain-in-the-insurance-industryWhat Next for Blockchain in the Insurance Industry?In July 2022, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), the insurance industry's blockchain project steered by a consortium of 15 insurers and reinsurers, ceased activities and filed for insolvency following unsuccessful funding rounds.2/1/2023 5:05:00 AMTechnologyFebruaryAnneMarie McPherson Spears