Talent Development

Change Management and Desire

March 8, 2016 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

In a previous article, we talked about the change management process and how the first step in getting employees in an organization to embrace change involves making them aware of it. Read the article here. The next phase in the process is inspiring the desire among employees to support and participate in that change. Making the transition…

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Change Management Begins With Awareness

March 3, 2016 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

In developing your agency’s long-term strategies, critical to achieving success is the ability to accommodate and effect change along the way. Unfortunately, most of us resist or avoid change and have a hard time making the switch. This is where change management practices in an agency is vital – practices that allow for constructing the…

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Manage Negativity at Work to Achieve Productivity

February 26, 2016 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

“Regard every personal interaction as important. Each conversation has the potential for positive or negative impact.”          -General Stanley A. McChrystal Every leader is looking for ways to drive productivity.   Technology and process are often the first avenues of interest when improving productivity.  But these methods can be costly, and time consuming. …

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4 Steps to Managing Successful Change

January 12, 2016 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Most managers will tell you that their teams are naturally pretty resistant to change. Often, the resistance is because teams are nervous about how the change will impact them personally.  Change can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Lead a successful change initiative by following these 4 steps. Get your team on board…

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5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Organization

December 29, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Everyone is talking about disruptive innovation to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace and transform the way companies do business and the products and services they provide. This applies across all industries, including the insurance industry where organizations are looking to leverage technologies and business models to disrupt the way products have been delivered…

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Keep the Creativity Flowing in Your Organization

November 6, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

For companies to thrive in today’s environment, innovation is essential. Foster a culture of innovation in your organization by tapping into your employees’ creativity. A creative environment is how many ideas end up transforming products and business models. How do you keep the creative juices flowing in your firm so individuals are incentivized and encouraged…

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4 Ways to Increase Contribution per Employee

September 29, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Look at the wasted time taking place among your employees. our CEO Dan Epstein calls this “Zombie time.” It includes but is not limited to: workflow interruptions, redundant activities, over-qualified processing, and over-production on accounts.Differentiate good, healthy hours that deliver value to clients from the wasted time within an organization to optimize your environment and create…

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Women: The World’s Most Wasted Asset

September 17, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

In a recent edition of Monday Morning with insurance marketer George Nordhaus, Marilyn Norman, Senior Client Advisor at ResourcePro, discussed the underutilization of women in the global workforce and the positive impact they have on business. During the fascinating discussion Marilyn shared some facts about historical and current views on women in different cultures around…

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Attracting Millennials to Insurance

July 9, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Much has been written over the last several years about the talent gap the insurance industry faces, and its unpreparedness to fill this gap as more than 40% of insurance agency staff members are over 50 years old and increasingly more baby boomers are set to retire. A recent article in IBA Magazine, “Attracting the…

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3 Ways Your Agency can Benefit from a Mentoring Program

June 2, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Today’s workplace is comprised of four generations of employees (Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials). You’ll find companies with twenty-year-olds working side-by-side with colleagues who may be 40 or 50 years older than them. Each generation comes to the workplace with their unique strengths, skillset and experience and can benefit from a mentoring…

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Pre-hire Assessments are Helping Companies Hire the Right People

May 26, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the increased use of pre-hire assessments among American companies. According to the article, eight of the top 10 U.S. private employers now administer pre-hire tests in their job applications for some positions. In the last 10 years or so, the use of pre-hire assessments has increased…

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4 Reasons Your Agency Needs an Intern

May 19, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Summer is fast approaching Most students will be looking for ways to boost their resumes and get experience with a summer internship. If you haven’t already, your insurance agency may want to hire an intern or even start an internship program. In the short term, interns are a great way to fill in the gaps when  staff take…

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Military Guys Go CEO: ResourcePro CEO Dan Epstein Talks Strategy

May 7, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

ResourcePro CEO, Dan Epstein was a recent guest on Nation First Radio’s show, “Everyday Valor,” co-hosted by Kristin Beck and Maureen Brody.  Everyday Valor serves a network of military listeners and features normal people doing extraordinary things. In the April 10th radio segment, “Military Guys Go CEO,” Maureen interviews Dan, who served in the Israeli…

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Motivate Employees to use New Technology

April 14, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

To drive adoption of technology, you must understand what motivates the users and what kills buy-in, according to a posting on Property Casualty 360. According to a recent Novarica study, 51% of insurers plan to increase their technology budgets. Getting adoption rates up will be key to successful implementations. Mobile technology, cloud computing and policy…

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Reward, Communicate, Differentiate

February 24, 2015 / by ReSource Pro Editorial Team

Employee trust is in the pits, and worker engagement is anemic. With generational differences gaining attention and more than a third of employees overall looking around for a different job, how can an employer win? Aon Hewitt’s Inside the Employee Mindset took a look at what motivates employees and came up with some statistics that…

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