Why WAHVE

We are experts in helping the insurance industry fill their talent needs.

Finding the right talent is a time-consuming, often frustrating process and too many positions remain open. Lack of talent and the right talent impacts your company’s performance.


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WAHVE’s two talent solutions can help you solve your talent needs.

Work At Home Vintage Experts is a one-of-a-kind contract staffing approach bringing together pretiring vintage professionals and businesses to create a win-win: companies get highly skilled workers with the exact talent they need, and retiring workers get to continue their career working work from home.

Brainwahve is a game-changing applicant qualifying system that helps businesses recruit and hire the most qualified and diverse talent, reducing cost and significantly improving speed to hire.

Our History

 

Wahve was formed in 2010 as a solution to help the insurance industry keep its retiring talent. We have evolved to help the industry not only keep its talent but qualify the right talent for better and more diverse hires.

We believe the insurance industry offers a great career with purpose and we are committed to supporting the industry’s talent initiatives including the Young Agents Initiative and the CPCU Society Good Works Projects.

Our culture and values

We live what we believe

Our purpose is to make a positive difference in all that we do and in the lives of everyone we serve and to create awareness that each and every one of us can do something to make the world a better place.

Our core values underlie the culture of our company.

Mutual Respect

We treat our colleagues, partners and clients with mutual respect.

Teamwork

We work together as a team for our collective interests.

Customer Satisfaction

We consistently make customer satisfaction our top priority.

Communication

We share information effectively and respectfully with each other and with customers, and we balance the need to share information alongside the need for confidentiality.

Quality

We strive for excellence and quality as part of day-to-day work and seek continuous improvement in all that we do. 

Fairness

We deal fairly with customers, business partners, vendors and one another. 

Ethical Behavior

We demonstrate sound ethical behavior and personal integrity at all times in our approach to business transactions and decisions and in dealings with each other. We treat each other with integrity and honesty and are accountable for our actions.

Compliance

We honor the confidentiality of our customer information.

Innovation

We encourage innovative and creative approaches to problem solving and to the improvement of business processes. We are open-minded, respectful and thoughtful of new ideas. We continually pursue growth and learning.

Founded in 2010 by Sharon Emek, WAHVE has a team of industry leaders who are committed to keeping the industry’s retiring talent, their knowledge and skills, engaged and working. Our hundreds of satisfied clients and wahves are our best advertisement.

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Our charities

Giving back to help others less fortunate

We believe it is a corporate responsibility to support charities. We are proud to support the following charities as a corporate sponsor.

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The CPCU Society is excited to announce that, with our sponsorship partner, WAHVE, we have selected Rise Against Hunger as the beneficiary of the 2022 Good Works Project.

Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. With locations across the U.S. and five international offices, the organization provides immediate nourishment for those facing hunger today and implements sustainable solutions that will lift entire communities for years to come. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 540 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world.

Razom’s Emergency Response is the SOS button that is pressed in times of need. We created this project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians. 

Getting Out Staying Out

Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is an East Harlem-based nonprofit that supports justice-involved young men (ages 16-24) in New York City through Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-being. Our approach helps our participants to avoid involvement or re-involvement in the justice system. We focus on the individual’s capacities and strengths, as well as developmental needs. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive support services.

Polaris Freedom Happens Now

“Named after the North Star, an historical symbol of freedom, Polaris works to reshape the systems that make sex and labor trafficking possible and profitable in North America. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and built the largest known U.S. data set on the crime. With the guidance of survivors, and working with public and private-sector partners, we use that data to understand and improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how we can prevent this abuse at the scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide robbed of the basic right to choose how they live and work.”

RAINN

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and carries out programs to support survivors, educate the public, prevent sexual violence, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Since 1994, RAINN’s programs continue to expand and evolve to provide services to more than 3.2 million survivors and their loved ones.

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We at WAHVE are heartbroken over the tragic event that took place in Uvalde, Texas.  We are committed to supporting sensible gun legislation that requires a background check and closes the loophole on gun shows and internet purchases and limits access to semi-automatic weapons. We support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Awards

We let others tell our story of value and innovation
"It could take months to train someone. Wahves bring a lot of experience and knowledge, and they are doing the work because they want to do it."
Pam Horner,
Assure Alliance

Our awards to date include:

2019

WAHVE was honored to be included in Next Avenue’s 2019 list of Influencers in Aging, which includes 12 advocates, researchers, thought leaders and innovators who are breaking ground and changing how we age and think about aging. 

Sharon Emek, WAHVE CEO and WAHVE won Silicon Valley Innovation Competition, sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs: They went on to compete in the competition’s finals in Washington, D.C.

 Rick Morgan WAHVE CMO received the Insurance Technology Advocate Award in Memory of Wade S. Dunbar, Jr.,for pushing carriers, agents and industry organizations to do better to evolve the agent and consumer experience.

2018

Sharon Emek is honored by Insurance Business America and awarded the Elite Woman In Insurance 2018 designation.

Sharon Emek received the Leadership Longevity Award: Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the 15th annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. The Leadership Longevity Awards showcase the nation’s outstanding individual and group achievements in serving the powerful longevity economy. Sharon was honored as one of the “intrepid female entrepreneurs leading successful businesses they built.”

2017

Work At Home Vintage Experts has earned the distinction of being recognized as a Certified Age Friendly Employer™ for 2017. This certification is granted after a thorough evaluation of your response to Certification Evaluation Standards, review of publicly available information, and comparison with standards for policies and practices within general commerce and the healthcare industry.

2016

Sharon Emek received the SmartCEO Brava Award honoring top female CEOs who combine irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community and who are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities.

She received the Vistage Leadership Legacy Award in recognition of her breaking the mold of the traditional staffing structure in a way that is changing lives and producing impressive results.

2014, 2015 and 2016

Insurance Business America named Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, Founder and CEO of WAHVE, to the “Elite Women in Insurance,” honoring the work of WAHVE.

2014

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) bestowed its highest honor, the 1882 Fellow Award, on Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, Founder and CEO of WAHVE. The award recognizes the individual member who has most significantly contributed to IIABNY, the insurance industry and her community.

2010

Work At Home Vintage Experts received the 2010 Insurance Entrepreneurial Award for its innovative business model.

2007

Sharon Emek was the first woman to receive the IIABA’s Sidney O. Smith Government Affairs Award for outstanding service to her peers and the national association in the field of government affairs.

2006

Sharon Emek received the Distinguished Service Award from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY).

Endorsements

WAHVE’s award-winning approach is endorsed by more than half of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association (IIABA) State Associations nationwide and the “Clark Howard Show.”