Thought Leadership

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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 But from time to time, it gets outdated.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 »

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When hiring workers, does experience always trump ambition? For many employers, the answer is no. A candidate may have years of experience in a particular role but, in some cases, many of the key skills needed can be learned in a few short months. And candidates who are ready and willing to learn can be… Read more »

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It’s good to be aware of your opportunities. Take, for instance, your health. Experts recommend a yearly well-adult exam—it gives you a baseline for possible health improvements. You might find out you have high blood pressure and need to reduce your salt intake, or you’ve gained weight and the excess is putting stress on your… Read more »

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Candidates need technical skills and education to qualify for a job, but it’s the extras that make the difference. A positive attitude, effective communication, a strong work ethic, emotional intelligence and more are high on the soft skill must-have list. These are what set a good employee apart from a great one. So when you’re… Read more »

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It’s never fun to get bad news after an interview. You worked hard to prepare, and you put in time and energy to do your best. So if you find out you didn’t get the job, it can hurt. But sometimes rejection is simply a tool you can use to get even better at your… Read more »

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Job-related stress and overwork can lead to employee burnout. This is a serious problem as it impacts your workers’ health, but also your staffing level—and burnout can lead to turnover. To maintain a full, healthy and highly productive staff, it’s a good idea to help your employees avoid on-the-job burnout. Red-flag indicators How do you… Read more »

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As an actuarial professional, you’ve chosen a wise career path! Actuaries are in hot demand and often command salaries in excess of $100k, especially if you’re a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (or on your way to earning an FSA distinction). So if you’re contacted by a recruiter in regard to an open actuarial… Read more »

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Top leaders know the value of finding and hiring the best-of-the-best employees. Having innovative and hardworking staff gives your business competitive advantages to rise above others in your industry. You’ll realize increased productivity, greater creativity and collaboration, and a stronger end product—all of which leads to satisfied customers. Use these tips to identify top performers… Read more »