Thought Leadership

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »

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Looking for a new job? Depending on your industry and whether you’re looking out of state for work, you will encounter different types of interviews. Many employers and recruiters use an interview process that involves several rounds of interviews with increasing levels of intensity. Or you may only need to tackle one interview to get… Read more »

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A valuable soft skill, empathy is the ability to recognize the way a co-worker is feeling and understand what they are going through. This skill allows your employees to work well together through respect for each other’s work methods. Why is this important? Everyone is a little different in the way they approach assignments, problem… Read more »

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In a perfect world, you would always have jobs you love—and nothing to share but positive work experiences. But unfortunately, from time to time you may find yourself with a job you don’t love—prompting you to move on to something new. So when you’re at an interview for an exciting new actuarial job, how do… Read more »

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You need the right light industrial workers to get the job done. If you’re currently working with a skeleton crew, this can diminish your employee productivity and output. Plus staff tasked with operating skilled tools and machinery can’t do their jobs adequately and safely when overworked. But what can you do when you need additional… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a job, a recruiter is a valuable partner. As an expert in the job search process, your recruiter can make it much easier and faster to find a job than looking on your own. How to work with your recruiter—five best practices To move the process along smoothly, you can take… Read more »

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June is National Safety Month—and for light industrial workers, safety is a workplace necessity. You can keep your employees safe and productive with a strategy that includes top safety recommendations. Seven safety practices to enforce in your workplace Consider incorporating any of the following into your safety regulations for light industrial workers: Provide adequate training…. Read more »

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Have you set career goals? If not, you should! Goals give you something to work toward and keep you motivated in your career—and this is especially important as an actuarial professional. Yours is a promising career path with lots of opportunity, high employee demand and the possibility to earn a high salary. The advantages of… Read more »

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Your employees are the fuel that keeps your company’s “pistons” pumping. So it’s critical to get the right talent in place. Good hiring decisions add to the productivity and positive energy of your team, and help move everyone—and everything—ahead. In contrast, bad hiring decisions can negatively impact not just one position, but the performance of… Read more »

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Your resume is an important document in your job search. But from time to time, it gets outdated. We get busy in our day-to-day work lives and things change, but we run out of time to document those developments. This spring, you may be planning to spring clean your home, your garage … even your… Read more »