ReSourceful Thinking

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Setting Goals to Increase Productivity

March 11, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Any manager will say that keeping their employees focused is a constant priority – and a constant challenge. One way that successful managers keep their workers motivated is by utilizing effective goal-setting techniques. When employees are working toward something specific, be it the end of a project or a promotion/raise, they tend to work harder than they do when…

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Getting the Largest Possible ROI from Your Employees

March 6, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

As you employ new workers, you’ll need to be putting more of your budget toward payroll costs, making the ROI of your workforce a critical factor in determining profitability and growth. In theory, as you put more of your budget toward payroll costs, your business should begin producing more and accruing higher levels of revenue.…

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Are Smartphones Limiting Business Productivity?

February 27, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

In past years, many business have pointed to smartphones – and related ‘bring your own device’ policies – as innovative productivity solutions. However, recent reports suggest that these mobile devices may be damaging productivity levels as much or more than they improve them. A recent study, conducted in collaboration by representatives from Northwestern University, IBM Research,…

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How Dangerous is Workplace Stress?

February 25, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

One of the biggest problems facing any office is stress. A stressed out employee won’t be able to produce at nearly the same level as his or her clear-headed counterpart. Therefore, managers in every location should focus – for the sake of productivity – on ensuring that their team is as relaxed as possible. Citing research from…

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Trashing Paper Apps – Digital Producers Move into the Future

February 20, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Last week our very own Andy Niver, Director of Products & Business Development, conducted a webinar around using technology to improve the submission process. Submissions processes can often touch 4 to 5 different people and take days to complete. Incomplete submissions require following up with the client to collect missing information. Following up for information…

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Business Leaders Offer Their Productivity Tips

February 13, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Maximizing the productivity of your office is a challenge that never ends. Even when you’re seeing high levels of success, you want to make sure that you’re still on top of any potential improvements. So, it may be advantageous to consider the advice of the organizations and business leaders quoted below. It might just help…

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Care in Action – Giving Back to the Community

February 11, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

One of ReSource Pro’s values is the commitment to the communities in which we live and work. We contribute back to these communities to strengthen the relationships with our communities and offer meaningful opportunities for our employees to help those in need, The ReSource Pro Community Outreach Committee (COC) organizes regular activities allowing our employees…

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Strategies for Boosting Office Morale

February 5, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

No matter how motivated your employees are, there will be times when their morale dips far below standards. It’s easy for the day-to-day grind to get to anyone – especially if they’re heavily invested in their work. Excelling is stressful, which is why the most successful companies always invest in keeping their employees comfortable, relaxed…

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Happy Lunar New Year!

January 30, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

The Great Race Legend has it that the Jade Emperor once called upon the animal kingdom to help decide the years on the calendar by participating in a great race! The order in which the animals crossed the finish line would decide their place on what would now be known as the Chinese Lunar Calendar.…

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An Overlooked Factor in Workplace Productivity

January 22, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

When you’re managing an office full of employees, one of your top priorities should be increasing productivity. Your team can only offer a healthy return on your investment in them if they work to the best of their abilities. As a result, managers try many different tactics – such as holding constant meetings, or publishing production…

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3 Steps to a More Efficient Office

January 16, 2014 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

As the new year begins, it’s natural for any manager to think about the “big picture” of his or her office. Naturally, you want to make sure 2014 is even more successful than 2013. Yet once you’ve established your office, and found your ideal staff, how can you manage to cut down on your office…

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Is Your Service Staff Spending Too Much Time Processing?

December 19, 2013 / by Caitlin Carey

According to the 2013 Insurance Operations Best Practices Survey, conducted by ReSource Pro Analytics in conjunction with Insurance Journal, service staff members indicated they are spending most of their time on back office processing tasks instead of providing proactive client-facing services that the customer places values on. According to the survey, service employees are spending…

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Podcast: Closing the Producer Activity Gap

December 12, 2013 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

According to the 2013 Insurance Operations Best Practices Survey, conducted by ReSource Pro Analytics and Insurance Journal, producers and service staff aren’t spending their time the way they think they should. The Productivity Gap 83% of survey respondents said that producers should be spending less than a quarter of their time servicing or troubleshooting accounts;…

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Managing by the Numbers

November 19, 2013 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

In early November ReSource Pro hosted our second Insurance Innovation Advisory Council event of the year. The theme was “managing by the numbers”. Speakers Jag Dalal and Ashwin Rangan shared insights and experiences about successfully managing by the numbers. The key to successfully managing by the numbers is to first know what we want to achieve.…

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Defining Insurance Wins

November 18, 2013 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Dan Epstein, ReSource Pro’s CEO, recently penned an article for Leader’s Edge magazine entitled, “What are Wins?”  In this article Dan discusses how insurance organizations can use numbers to gain insight into their business and build a successful strategy using data. According to the article, numbers help you better understand your business by determining which…

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