Time to rethink business as usual. And that includes who we perceive to be our best hires. Those could be the retiring and retired demographic.
That’s because older workers have what the millennial crowd has yet to acquire: broad experience and knowledge. The veteran workforce has proven their commitment to their companies and their industry. They understand the needs of the business and are adept at problem-solving.
On this podcast Retirepreneur’s Donna Kastner talks with WAHVE’s Sharon’s about her championing a more flexible staffing model that’s gaining attention, changing lives, and yielding impressive results for all who are involved.
NEW YORK (July 20, 2017) — The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC), the largest professional independent insurance agents’ association in the state, has endorsed Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) to provide contract staffing services to its members.
With all the talk of Millennials being the future of the industry, the older generation might be being forgotten in some corners. But the insurance industry is facing an employment challenge – not just the difficulty attracting young employees, but we’re also losing a generation of knowledge as Baby Boomers retire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).