How Does Change Impact Your Team?

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Change can be frustrating or even scary to employees. But if you don’t prepare them for changes, such as new hires, or new policies and procedures, you risk resentment, confusion, and a decrease in morale and productivity. Depending on the change, it may take your employees a little time to get used to it. But… Read more »

Is it Okay to Quit Without Giving Notice?

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In short, no. You want to establish yourself as a responsible, professional employee, so leaving your job with little-or-no notice can be a strike against your good reputation. Surely you don’t want to damage a professional reputation you’ve worked hard to establish — taking a little extra time to notify your boss before you move… Read more »

Planning Your Actuarial Career

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You’re on your way to a bright future! As an actuarial professional, you have lots of opportunities open to you. This up-and-coming field features a job market where demand outpaces supply, so you can work towards new and different actuary positions that command high salaries. What is your plan for the direction of your actuarial… Read more »

How Can You Evaluate If a Candidate Is Reliable?

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Every employer wants reliable candidates. You need a worker who will show up on time for shifts and work to the best of their ability. It’s just good business sense to hire people who will help your business achieve its goals. Reliable candidates are easier on you, but also easier on the rest of your… Read more »

How to Ace a Phone Interview

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If you’re applying to a job in another state, or if your potential employer uses a multi-step hiring process, you might need to take a phone interview. If you feel nervous or unsure of what to expect—don’t worry! You can take steps to prepare for—and deliver—a killer phone interview. Here’s what you need to know…. Read more »

Don’t Lose Candidates to Other Offers

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Good talent is hard to find! Not to mention the time and money you spend on the hiring process—from advertising positions and contacting potential candidates, then interviewing, screening and extending offers. As a result, hiring just the right talent can take months. So once you’ve located potential candidates, you want to see them through the… Read more »

What Makes You the Best Actuarial Candidate?

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Actuaries analyze statistics to calculate insurance risks and premiums—and they’re in high demand! In fact, the demand for actuary professionals exceeds the supply. So if you’ve decided to enter this field, you may have an easier time finding a job than candidates in other, more densely populated fields. Still, what type of actuarial job would… Read more »

Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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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 »

Are You Prepared for These Types of Interviews?

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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 »

The Benefits of Hiring for Empathy

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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 »