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Unhappy staff? Here’s how to help re-energize them

May 25, 2022 by Jason Contant

Aiming for work-life alignment and not work-life balance can help re-engage dissatisfied mid-career employees, a Washington Post best-selling author says in a recent blog for Harvard Business Review. “It’s not just about the time they spend at work, but about

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Try this strategy for better employee retention

April 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

One underrated way to keep employees on board is to give them the flexibility and resources they need to pursue their out-of-work passions, says a Harvard Business Review blog. Besides important considerations such as remote work and autonomy, better pay

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Industry female execs discuss today’s challenge of raising young families

March 9, 2020 by David Gambrill

Yes, it is possible for a woman to be a senior executive in the insurance industry and successfully raise a family with young children. Women all make their own individual choices about the best way to raise their young families,

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Flexible schedule tops list of summer wants

May 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

When it comes to summer perks, Canadian employees want their bosses to give them a more flexible schedule. Almost half (49%) of the 400 respondents to a survey from staffing firm Accountemps said they wanted more opportunities to work from

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U.S. millennials may not view insurance as “boring” after all: Vertafore

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 90% of the millennials in the U.S. taking part in a Vertafore survey say they view the industry as fulfilling for long-term careers that meets important criteria commonly identified as essential for job satisfaction. The finding is at