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Closing the Talent Gap

Jun 02, 2017

NetVU News Flash | June 2, 2017

Here’s a sobering thought – by next year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports there could well be upwards of 200,000 positions in the insurance industry that will go unfilled. That’s because 25% of the current insurance workforce is expected to retire in 2018, according to Insurance Business America.

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May 2017 Newsletter

May 26, 2017


Something to Make You Smile
The business benefits of happy employees

Happy employees are not only more productive, but also “produce higher sales, perform better in leadership positions, and receive higher performance ratings and higher pay.


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Mindfulness and Movement: The Case for Incorporating Gentle, Healthy Self-care Practices into Your Workday

Apr 07, 2017

NetVU News Flash | April 6, 2017

Science continues to demonstrate that a commitment to intentional, healthy activity like walking, stretching, deep breathing, and meditation, has lasting positive impacts on our health. Professionals with sedentary jobs often feel daunted at the prospect of finding time in the workday to prioritize their health and wellness. And even remote workers like wahves, who know and benefit from the flexibility of time and location to devote to self-care, can find it difficult to set aside time for centering, healthy activity.

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March 2017 Newsletter

Mar 17, 2017


The Power of Control
Allowing workers to structure their own hours pays handsome dividends
WAHVE’s business model is backed by science. Back in 2005, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a large research study to better understand the relationship between work, family and health.
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Winning the War on Talent: The Value of Soft Benefits in Compensation

Feb 20, 2017

Insurance Journal Magazine | February 20, 2017
Insurance agencies that stress “soft” benefits have the upper hand in recruiting workers in today’s competitive job market.

Employees are increasingly seeking out “soft” benefits in addition to traditional “hard” benefits from their employers. While employees still greatly value salaries, commissions, bonuses and even stock options, they also like time off, telecommuting and training.

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January 2017 Newsletter

Jan 15, 2017


The Evolution of Work

There were some remarkable inventions in the 20th century. Radio, television, home refrigerators, electric air conditioning, airplanes, personal computers, rocketry, the internet. These are the widgets and gadgets that have literally transformed how we live — and how we work. (In case you’re wondering why some of the biggies like cars, telephones and photography didn’t make the list, they all predated 1900).

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Hiring Smarter

Jan 02, 2017

Insurance Journal On Point Podcast | January 2, 2017
In this fascinating presentation, Dr. Emek outlines  “blind hiring” as effective way to onboard talented workers in the insurance industry. With all their prejudices and preconceived notions about people, “human beings are terrible at hiring,” says Sharon. Furthermore, some quality candidates perform terribly on standard tests. Instead, firms looking for high-quality candidates should create engaging online games and other exercises to anonymously gauge candidates’ skills and application of knowledge.

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The Stubborn Myths on Older Workers

Nov 01, 2016

http://www.insurancethoughtleadership.com | November 1, 2016
What is surprising is that few insurance firms have put policies and practices in place to accommodate today’s retirement reality.

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Keys to Remote Work Success

Sep 12, 2016

http://www.insurancejournal.tv | September 12, 2016
Providing agency or carrier staff the ability to work remotely is not longer an accommodation or a nice-to-have benefit. Remote, flexible work is now a competitive advantage. But how can firms manage this trend?

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Remote Work Best Practices

Aug 24, 2016

http://www.independentagent.com/ | August 24, 2016
Modern technology – secure remote connectivity, the Cloud, collaborative software, VoIP phones, and “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) – is disrupting the way we work and providing opportunities for remote out-of-office work.

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