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Insurance staffing trends and best practices in articles, podcasts, and videos on leading industry media websites featuring WAHVE subject matter experts.
NetVU Member Steck-Cooper & Company Experience Using WAHVE

NetVU Member Steck-Cooper & Company Experience Using WAHVE

Filling a Key Staff Position in a Tight Labor Market

With business growing, independent agency Steck-Cooper needed a new personal lines account manager. The company is directly across the border from St. Louis, and competition for talent was fierce. They tried several online job boards and received hundreds of resumes, but many of the candidates had no insurance experience, and none came close to meeting their needs.

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Applying AI to Solve the Talent Crunch and How to Avoid Its Pitfalls with WAHVE CEO

Applying AI to Solve the Talent Crunch and How to Avoid Its Pitfalls with WAHVE CEO

For this Advisory Report, AAIS spoke with Sharon Emek, Ph.D., CIC, CEO of AAIS Partner, WAHVE, a unique contract staffing talent solution serving the insurance industry, for a two-part series on how to solve the talent crunch and retain quality talent in the insurance industry. In part one, Emek addressed the state of the talent gap in the insurance industry, searching for candidates with AI, advice for hiring managers, and more.

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What’s Next Living Longer Better Smarter: Finding Work at Any Age (episode 70)

What’s Next Living Longer Better Smarter: Finding Work at Any Age (episode 70)

What’s Next | February 13, 2024
Keep working? For many older adults, there are many benefits. Economic, social, and health to name a few. On episode 70 of What’s Next Living Longer, Better, Smarter Mary and Fred are joined by Carly Roszkowski, VP of Financial Resilience Programming at AARP and then they welcome Sharon Emek, founder and CEO of WAHVE, Work at Home Vintage Experts.

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Why a diverse benefits industry matters (and how to make it happen)

Why a diverse benefits industry matters (and how to make it happen)

Benefits Pro | February 7, 2024
The struggle to hire and retain key talent in the benefits community continues. Here’s how to build a more diverse workforce and improve both your culture and results.

In an increasingly diverse world, the benefits community is struggling to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there are 196,750 officials and managers working for the insurance industry. Of those, the number of women serving as officials and managers topped out at 47.9%. Non-white workers were even more scarce: 6.4% of management-level employees are Black, 3.1% are Hispanic, 2.1% are Asian, and just 0.3% are Native American.

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Remote talent for the win

Remote talent for the win

Benefits Pro | October 23, 2023
The secret weapon for brokers and their clients is clear: address the needs of job seekers and attract top talent.1
Want to lose your job? Insist on remaining in a remote work environment. That’s the message a number of large U.S. companies are sending to their workers as corporations deliver their return-to-office mandates. The directives are coming from unexpected sources, too; notably, Zoom, a company that built its business on providing remote video conferencing, is now requiring employees who live within 50 miles of an office to work in person at least twice a week.

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AAIS Webinar ft. WSRB & WAHVE: Explore Acquiring Talent & Leading a Team in a Virtual World

AAIS Webinar ft. WSRB & WAHVE: Explore Acquiring Talent & Leading a Team in a Virtual World

AAIS Webinar | May 24,2023
Today’s work environment has shifted significantly, and employers are faced with a pressing need to offer both remote and hybrid working styles to accommodate workforce needs as well as attract top talent. As part of the AAIS Webinar Series, AAIS hosted a virtual presentation on May 4, 2023, featuring AAIS Partners WSRB/BuidingMetrix, Inc. and WAHVE. Moderated by AAIS Director of Marketing and Communications, John Greene, the presentation explored what it takes to acquire talent as well as manage them successfully within these new working parameters.

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